16. Thou, Merab, first in Birth

From Saul, HWV 53, Act I, Scene II

Composer
George Frideric Handel
Length
6 measures

English text

Saul

Thou, Merab, first in birth, be first in honour:
Thine be the valiant youth, whose arm has sav’d
Thy country from her foes.

Merab

Oh, mean alliance!

About the text

  • Author: Charles Jennens

Instrumentation

  • Merab (Soprano)
  • Saul (Basso)
  • Continuo: Violoncello + Cembalo

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