2. The rising world

From Athalia, HWV 52, Part I, Scene I

Composer
George Frideric Handel
Key
g minor
Meter
4/4
Tempo
A tempo ordinario
Length
119 measures

English text

Young Virgins

The rising world Jehovah crown’d
With bright magnificence around!
He hung the radiant orbs on high,
And pour’d the sunbeams through the sky;
He lent the flow’rs their lovely glow,
And breath’d the fragrance they bestow;
The plains with verdant charms array’d,
And beautify’d with green the glade.

Israelites

O mortals, if around us here So wond’rous all his works appear, Ah think with awe, ye sons of men, How wond’rous is their author then!

About the text

  • Author: Samuel Humphreys

Instrumentation

  • Oboe I + Oboe II
  • Violino I + Violino II
  • Viola
  • Soprano
  • Alto
  • Tenore
  • Basso
  • Bassi

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