7. What scenes of horror

From Athalia, HWV 52, Part I, Scene III

Composer
George Frideric Handel
Key
f minor → c minor
Meter
4/4
Tempo
Andante larghetto
Length
12 measures

English text

Athalia

What scenes of horror round me rise!
I shake, I faint, with dire surprise!
Is sleep, that frees the wretch from woe,
To majesty alone a foe?

About the text

  • Author: Samuel Humphreys

Instrumentation

  • Oboe solo
  • Violino I
  • Violino II
  • Viola
  • Athalia (Soprano)
  • Bassi

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