17. My Soul rejects the Thought with Scorn

From Saul, HWV 53, Act I, Scene II

Composer
George Frideric Handel
Key
G major
Meter
4/4
Tempo
Allegro
Length
37 measures

English text

Merab

My soul rejects the thought with scorn,
That such a boy, till now unknown,
Of poor plebeian parents born,
Should mix with royal blood his own!
Though Saul’s command I can’t decline,
I must prevent his low design,
And save the honour of his line.

About the text

  • Author: Charles Jennens

Instrumentation

  • Oboe I + Oboe II
  • Violino I + Violino II
  • Violino III + Viola
  • Merab (Soprano)
  • Bassi: Violoncello + Violone + Fagotto + Cembalo

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