28. Jerusalem, thou shalt no more

From Athalia, HWV 52, Part III, Scene I

Composer
George Frideric Handel
Key
E flat major → c minor
Meter
4/4
Tempo
Andante
Length
31 measures

English text

Joad

Jerusalem, thou shalt no more
A tyrant’s guilty reign deplore;
No longer with dejected brow
Shall solitary sit as now.
Her fury soon shall cease to grieve thee,
Destin’d vengeance swiftly flies!
Heav’n itself will now relieve me!
See, she falls, she bleeds, she dies!

Virgins; Priests; Levites

O shining mercy, gracious pow’r
That aids us in the needful hour!

About the text

  • Author: Samuel Humphreys

Instrumentation

  • Oboe I
  • Oboe II
  • Violino I
  • Violino II
  • Viola
  • Joad (Alto)
  • Soprano
  • Alto
  • Tenore
  • Basso
  • Fagotto
  • Violoncello + Contrabbasso + Cembalo + Organo

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