37. Capricious Man

From Saul, HWV 53, Act I, Scene V

Composer
George Frideric Handel
Key
F major
Meter
4/4
Tempo
Allegro
Structure
Da capo
Length
98 measures

English text

Merab

Capricious man, in humour lost,
By ev’ry wind of passion toss’d!
Now sets his vassal on the throne,
Then low as earth he casts him down!
His temper knows no middle state,
Extreme alike in love or hate.

About the text

  • Author: Charles Jennens

Instrumentation

  • Violino I
  • Violino II
  • Merab (Soprano)
  • Bassi: Violoncello + Violone + Cembalo

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