55. A Father’s Will

From Saul, HWV 53, Act II, Scene V

Composer
George Frideric Handel
Key
g minor → d minor
Meter
4/4
Length
9 measures

English text

Michal

A father’s will has authorized my love:
No longer, Michal, then attempt to hide
The secret of my soul. I love thee, David,
And long have loved. Thy virtue was the cause;
And that be my defence.

About the text

  • Author: Charles Jennens

Instrumentation

  • Michal (Soprano)
  • Continuo: Violoncello + Cembalo

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