Her form at this began to fade

From Athalia, HWV 52, Part I, Scene III

Composer
George Frideric Handel
Key
D major → c sharp minor
Meter
4/4
Length
13 measures

English text

Athalia

Her form at this began to fade,
And seem’d dissolving into shade.
In waking starts I vainly press’d
To clasp her to my panting breast:
She, pale, from my embrace withdrew,
And bleeding limbs lay mangled in my view;
The horrid carnage dogs contending tore,
And drank with dreadful thirst the floating gore.

About the text

  • Author: Samuel Humphreys

Instrumentation

  • Athalia (Soprano)
  • Continuo

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