22. Welcome, welcome mighty King!

From Saul, HWV 53, Act I, Scene III

Composer
George Frideric Handel
Key
C major
Meter
4/4
Tempo
Andante allegro
Length
44 measures

English text

Chorus

Welcome, welcome, mighty king!
Welcome all who conquest bring!
Welcome David, warlike boy,
Author of our present joy!
Saul, who hast thy thousands slain,
Welcome to thy friends again!
David his ten thousands slew,
Ten thousand praises are his due!

About the text

  • Author: Charles Jennens

Instrumentation

  • Oboe I
  • Oboe II
  • Carillons in F
  • Violino I + Violino II
  • Viola
  • Soprano I
  • Soprano II
  • Alto
  • Tenore
  • Basso
  • Bassi: Violoncello + Violone + Fagotto + Cembalo + Organo

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