78. Mourn Israel

From Saul, HWV 53, Act III, Scene V

Composer
George Frideric Handel
Key
c minor
Meter
3/4
Tempo
Largo assai
Length
54 measures

English text

Chorus

Mourn, Israel, mourn thy beauty lost,
Thy choicest youth on Gilboa slain!
How have thy fairest hopes been cross’d!
What heaps of mighty warriors strew the plain!

About the text

  • Author: Charles Jennens

Instrumentation

  • Oboe I
  • Oboe II
  • Violino I
  • Violino II
  • Viola
  • Soprano
  • Alto
  • Tenore
  • Basso
  • Bassi: Violoncello + Violone + Fagotto + Organo

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