22. My spirits fail

From Athalia, HWV 52, Performing version of 1735, Part II, Scene II

Composer
George Frideric Handel
Key
f minor
Meter
4/4
Tempo
A tempo ordinario, ma un poco lento
Length
59 measures

English text

Josabeth

My spirits fail, I faint, I die!

Joas

Ah, why?

Josabeth

The grave shall hide my head!

Joas

Is hope for ever fled?

Josabeth

My grief’s too great to bear,
For thee sorrows rend me.

Joas

Kind Heav’n will defend me.

Josabeth

Thy ardours affect me.

Joas

He sure will protect me.

Josabeth

Whate’er this tyrant may decree,
O God, I place my trust in thee!

About the text

  • Author: Samuel Humphreys

Instrumentation

  • Violino I
  • Violino II
  • Viola
  • Josabeth + Joas (Soprano)
  • Bassi

Issues

  • Duplicate

Resources

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