17. The mighty pow’r

From Athalia, HWV 52, Performing version of 1756, Part II, Scene I

Composer
George Frideric Handel
Key
D major
Meter
4/4
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; 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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