48. Hast thou obey’d my Orders

From Saul, HWV 53, Act II, Scene III

Composer
George Frideric Handel
Key
E flat major → g minor
Meter
4/4
Length
12 measures

English text

Saul

Hast thou obey’d my orders, and destoy’d
My mortal enemy, the son of Jesse?

Jonathan

Alas, my father! He your enemy?
Say, rather, he has done important service
To you, and to the nation; hazarded
His life for both, and slain our giant foe,
Whose presence made the boldest of us tremble.

About the text

  • Author: Charles Jennens

Instrumentation

  • Jonathan (Tenore)
  • Saul (Basso)
  • Continuo: Violoncello + Cembalo

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