39. No, no cruel Father, no

From Saul, HWV 53, Act I, Scene VI

Composer
George Frideric Handel
Key
b minor → G major
Meter
3/8
Tempo
Larghetto
Length
46 measures

English text

Jonathan

No, cruel father, no!
Your hard commands I can’t obey.
Shall I with sacrilegious blow
Take pious David’s life away?
No, cruel father, no!
No, with my life I must defend
Against the world my best, my dearest friend.

About the text

  • Author: Charles Jennens

Instrumentation

  • Violino I
  • Violino II
  • Viola
  • Jonathan (Tenore)
  • Bassi: Violoncello + Violone + Cembalo

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