4b. When storms the proud

From Athalia, HWV 52, Performing version of 1756, Part I, Scene I

Composer
George Frideric Handel
Key
C major
Meter
4/4
Tempo
Allegro
Length
51 measures

English text

Abner

When storms the proud to terrors doom,
He forms the dark majestic scene,
He rolls the thunder through the gloom,
And on the whirlwind rides serene.

Israelites

 
O Judah, boast his matchless law,
Pronounc’d with such tremendous awe!
When tempests his approach proclaim’d,
And Sinah’s trembling mountain flam’d,
All Judah then his terrors saw.

About the text

  • Author: Samuel Humphreys

Instrumentation

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

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