8. As when the dove laments her love

From Acis and Galatea, HWV 49a, Version I

Composer
George Frideric Handel
Key
F major
Meter
3/8
Tempo
Andante
Structure
Da capo
Length
181 measures

English text

Galatea

As when the dove
Laments her love,
All on the naked spray;
When he returns,
No more she mourns,
But loves the live-long day.
Billing, cooing,
Panting, wooing,
Melting murmurs fill the grove,
Melting murmurs, lasting love.
As when… da capo

About the text

  • Author: John Gay, Alexander Pope and John Hughes

Instrumentation

  • Oboe I + Oboe II
  • Violino I
  • Violino II
  • Galatea (Soprano)
  • Bassi: Violoncello + Contrabbasso + Cembalo

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