Her form at this began to fade

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

George Frideric Handel
13 measures

English text


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


  • Athalia (Soprano)
  • Continuo


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