7. Love in her eyes sits playing

From Acis and Galatea, HWV 49a, Version I

Composer
George Frideric Handel
Key
E flat major
Meter
12/8
Tempo
Larghetto
Structure
Da capo
Length
40 measures

English text

Acis

Love in her eyes sits playing,
And sheds delicious death;
Love on her lips is straying,
And warbling in her breath!
Love on her breast sits panting
And swells with soft desire;
No grace, no charm is wanting,
To set the heart on fire.
Love in her eyes… da capo

About the text

  • Author: John Gay, Alexander Pope and John Hughes

Instrumentation

  • Oboe I + Oboe II
  • Violino I
  • Violino II
  • Acis (Tenore)
  • Bassi: Violoncello + Contrabbasso + Cembalo

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