17. The mighty pow’r

From Athalia, HWV 52, Part II, Scene I

Composer
George Frideric Handel
Key
D major
Meter
4/4 → 4/2
Tempo
Allegro
Length
162 measures

English text

Priests; Levites; Israelites

The mighty pow’r in whom we trust,
Is ever to his promise just;
He makes this sacred day appear
The pledge of a propitious year.

Joad

He bids the circling season shine,
Recalls the olive and the wine,
With blooming plenty loads the plain,
And crowns the fields with golden grain.

Priests, Levites and Israelites

Give glory to His awful name, Let ev’ry voice His praise proclaim!

About the text

  • Author: Samuel Humphreys

Instrumentation

  • Oboe I
  • Oboe II
  • Fagotto
  • Tromba I + Corno I
  • Tromba II + Corno II
  • Timpani
  • Violino I
  • Violino II
  • Viola
  • Violoncello ripieno
  • Joad (Alto)
  • Soprano I
  • Soprano II
  • Alto I
  • Alto II
  • Tenore I
  • Tenore II
  • Basso I
  • Basso II
  • Organo
  • Bassi: Violoncello + Contrabbasso + Cembalo

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