O treason, treason, impious scene!

From Athalia, HWV 52, Part III, Scene IV

Composer
George Frideric Handel
Length
13 measures

English text

Athalia

Oh, treason, treason, impious scene!
Abner, avenge thy injur’d queen!

Joad

Great chief, behold thy royal Joas there,
Preserv’d by Josabeth’s successful care!
Thy dauntless loyalty of soul I know,
Thou canst not be to David’s race a foe.

Abner

Does Heav’n this blessing then at last accord?
O royal Joas, O my honour’d Lord!

About the text

  • Author: Samuel Humphreys

Instrumentation

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

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