Stay, shepherd, stay!

From Acis and Galatea, HWV 49a, Version I

Composer
George Frideric Handel
Key
B flat major → d minor
Meter
4/4
Length
6 measures

English text

Damon

Stay, shepherd, stay!
See, how thy flocks in yonder valley stray!
What means this melancholy air?
No more thy tuneful pipe we hear.

About the text

  • Author: John Gay, Alexander Pope and John Hughes

Instrumentation

  • Damon (Tenore)
  • Continuo: Violoncello + Cembalo

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