Where am I! Furies, wild despair!

From Athalia, HWV 52, Part III, Scene IV

Composer
George Frideric Handel
Key
C major → B major
Meter
4/4
Length
12 measures

English text

Athalia

Where I am? Furies, wild despair!
Where are my guards, my vassals, where?
Mathan, invoke thy God to shed
His vengeance on each rebel’s head!

Mathan

He hears no more, our hopes are past,
The Hebrews’ God prevails at last!
Alas, alas, my broken vow,
His dreadful hand is on me now!

About the text

  • Author: Samuel Humphreys

Instrumentation

  • Athalia (Soprano)
  • Mathan (Tenore)
  • Continuo

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