27. Imprudent Women!

From Saul, HWV 53, Act I, Scene IV

Composer
George Frideric Handel
Key
E major
Meter
4/4
Length
14 measures

English text

Jonathan

Imprudent women! Your ill-timed comparisons,
I fear, have injured him you meant to honour.
Saul’s furious look, as he departed hence,
Too plainly shew’d the tempest of his soul.

Michal

*to David*
’Tis but his old disease, which thou canst cure:
Oh, take thy harp, and as thou oft hast done,
From the king’s breast expel the raging fiend,
And sooth his tortur’d soul with sounds divine.

About the text

  • Author: Charles Jennens

Instrumentation

  • Michal (Soprano)
  • Jonathan (Tenore)
  • Continuo: Violoncello + Cembalo

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