19. Ah canst thou but prove me!

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

Composer
George Frideric Handel
Key
a minor
Meter
4/4
Tempo
Allegro
Structure
Da capo
Length
50 measures

English text

Abner

Ah, canst thou but prove me!
To vengeance I spring,
No terrors shall move me,
I’ll fall for my king.
But whilst you relieve me
Awhile from my pain,
I fear you deceive me
With joys that are vain.
Ah, canst thou…

About the text

  • Author: Samuel Humphreys

Instrumentation

  • Violino I
  • Violino II
  • Abner (Basso)
  • Bassi

Issues

  • Duplicate

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