3. Tyrants would, in impious throngs

From Athalia, HWV 52, Part I, Scene I

Composer
George Frideric Handel
Key
B flat major
Meter
3/4
Tempo
Allegro
Length
138 measures

English text

Josabeth

Tyrants would in impious throngs
Silence His adorers’ songs;
But shall Salem’s lyre and lute
At their proud command be mute?

Israelites

Tyrants, ye in vain conspire! Wake the lute and strike the lyre!

Josabeth

Why should Salem’s lyre and lute At their proud command be mute?

Israelites

Wake the lute and strike the lyre!

About the text

  • Author: Samuel Humphreys

Instrumentation

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

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