B. ’Tis my intention, lovely youth

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

Composer
George Frideric Handel
Key
D major → F major
Meter
4/4
Length
6 measures

English text

Athalia

‘Tis my intention, lovely youth, that you
A scene more suited to your worth shall view;
You to the palace shall this day repair,
And live consigned to Athalia’s care.

Joas

Shall I behold the God by whom I’m bless’d
Profan’d by you with rites that I detest?

Athalia

Princess, in discipline you much excel;
Whate’er you dictate he remembers well.
But be assured that one revolving hour
Shall snatch your learned pupil from your pow’r.

About the text

  • Author: Samuel Humphreys

Instrumentation

  • Athalia (Soprano)
  • Continuo

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