12a. Softest sounds no more can ease me

From Athalia, HWV 52, Performing version of 1735, Part I, Scene III

Composer
George Frideric Handel
Key
e minor
Meter
3/4
Tempo
Andante larghetto
Length
89 measures

English text

Athalia

Softest sounds no more can ease me,
Heav’n a weight of woe decrees me,
Horrors all my hopes destroy.
Whilst such rising torments grieve me,
Tuneful strains can ne’er relieve me,
Vain is the voice of joy.

About the text

  • Author: Samuel Humphreys

Instrumentation

  • Oboe I + Oboe II
  • Flauto traverso
  • Violino I
  • Violino II
  • Viola
  • Athalia (Soprano)
  • Bassi

Notes

For performance of the F#-minor version [12a] the E-minor version [12b] can be transposed.

Issues

  • Duplicate

Resources

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