30. Soothing tyrant

From Athalia, HWV 52, Part III, Scene II

Composer
George Frideric Handel
Key
b minor
Meter
6/8
Tempo
Andante
Length
63 measures

English text

Josabeth

Soothing tyrant, falsely smiling,
Virtue’s foes I ne’er shall fear;
Flatt’ring sounds and looks beguiling
Lose their artful meaning here.
Go, thou vain deceiver, go,
Alike to me a friend or foe!

About the text

  • Author: Samuel Humphreys

Instrumentation

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

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