7. O God like Youth!

From Saul, HWV 53, Act I, Scene II

Composer
George Frideric Handel
Key
B flat major
Meter
3/4
Tempo
Larghetto
Structure
Da capo
Length
76 measures

English text

Michal

O god like youth, by all confess’d
Of human race the pride!
O virgin among women blest,
Whom Heav’n ordains thy bride!
But ah, how strong a bar I see
Betwixt my happiness and me!
O godlike youth…

About the text

  • Author: Charles Jennens

Instrumentation

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

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