70. ’Tis said, here lives a Woman

From Saul, HWV 53, Act III, Scene I

Composer
George Frideric Handel
Key
C major → B flat major
Meter
4/4
Length
12 measures

English text

Saul

‘Tis said, here lives a woman, close familiar
With th’enemy of mankind: her I’ll consult,
And know the worst. Her art is death by law;
And while I minded law, sure death attended
Such horrid practises. Yet, oh hard fate,
Myself am now reduc’d to ask the counsel
Of those I once abhorr’d!

About the text

  • Author: Charles Jennens

Instrumentation

  • VIolino I
  • Violino II
  • Viola
  • Saul (Basso)
  • Continuo: Violoncello + Violone + Cembalo

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