49. Sin not, o King, against the Youth

From Saul, HWV 53, Act II, Scene III

Composer
George Frideric Handel
Key
F major
Meter
3/8
Tempo
Largo
Length
29 measures

English text

Jonathan

Sin not, O king, against the youth,
Who ne’er offended you:
Think, to his loyalty and truth,
What great rewards are due!
Think with what joy this godlike man
You saw, that glorious day!
Think, and with ruin, if you can,
Such services repay.

About the text

  • Author: Charles Jennens

Instrumentation

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

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