60. At Persecution I can laugh

From Saul, HWV 53, Act II, Scene VI

Composer
George Frideric Handel
Key
g minor
Meter
4/4
Tempo
Allegro ma non troppo
Length
36 measures

English text

David

At persecution I can laugh;
No fear my soul can move,
In God’s protection safe,
And blest in Michal’s love.

Michal

Ah, dearest youth, for thee I fear!
Fly, begone, for death is near!

David

Fear not, lovely fair, for me:
Death, where thou art, cannot be;
Smile, and danger is no more.

Michal

Fly, or death is at the door!
See, the murd’rous band comes on!
Stay no longer, fly, begone!

About the text

  • Author: Charles Jennens

Instrumentation

  • Oboe I
  • Oboe II
  • Violino I
  • Violino II
  • Viola
  • Michal (Soprano)
  • David (Alto)
  • Bassi: Violoncello + Violone + Fagotto + Cembalo

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