Ah! were this land

From Athalia, HWV 52, Part II, Scene I

Composer
George Frideric Handel
Key
F major → g minor
Meter
4/4
Length
10 measures

English text

Abner

Ah, were this land from proud oppression freed,
Judea would be bless’d indeed!

Joad

O Abner, wert thou certain that the sword
Had not destroy’d the race by thee deplor’d,
Did one dear branch of that great stem remain:
Wouldst thou, O Abner, then his cause maintain?

About the text

  • Author: Samuel Humphreys

Instrumentation

  • Joad (Alto)
  • Abner (Basso)
  • Continuo

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