71. With me what would’st thou?

From Saul, HWV 53, Act III, Scene II

Composer
George Frideric Handel
Length
11 measures

English text

Witch

With me what would’st thou?

Saul

I would, that by thy art thou bring me up
The man whom I shall name.

Witch

Alas! Thou know’st
How Saul has cut off those who use this art.
Would’st thou ensnare me?

Saul

As Jehovah lives,
On this account no mischief shall befall thee.

Witch

Whom shall I bring up to thee?

Saul

Bring up Samuel.

About the text

  • Author: Charles Jennens

Instrumentation

  • Witch (Tenore)
  • Saul (Basso)
  • Continuo: Violoncello + Cembalo

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