61. Whom dost thou seek?

From Saul, HWV 53, Act II, Scene VII

Composer
George Frideric Handel
Key
E flat major → B flat major
Meter
4/4
Length
14 measures

English text

Michal

Whom dost thou seek? And who hast sent thee hither?

Doeg

I seek for David, and am sent by Saul.

Michal

Thy errand?

Doeg

‘Tis a summons to the Court.

Michal

Say he is sick.

Doeg

In sickness or in health,
Alive or dead, he must be brought to Saul;
Show me his chamber.
*David’s bed discovered with an image in it.*
Do you mock the king?
This disappointment will enrage him more:
Then tremble for th’event.

About the text

  • Author: Charles Jennens

Instrumentation

  • Michal (Soprano)
  • Doeg (Basso)
  • Continuo: Violoncello + Cembalo

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