46. Such haughty Beauties

From Saul, HWV 53, Act II, Scene II

Composer
George Frideric Handel
Key
E major
Meter
4/4
Tempo
Moderato
Structure
dal segno
Length
84 measures

English text

David

Such haughty beauties rather move
Aversion, than engage our love.
They can only our cares beguile,
Who gently speak, and sweetly smile.
If virtue in that dress appear,
Who, that sees, can love forbear?
Such beauties….

About the text

  • Author: Charles Jennens

Instrumentation

  • Violino I + Violino II
  • VIola
  • David (Alto)
  • Bassi: Violoncello + Violone + Fagotto + Cembalo

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