79. O let it not in Gath be heard

From Saul, HWV 53, Act III, Scene V

Composer
George Frideric Handel
Key
E flat major
Meter
4/4
Tempo
Lento
Length
33 measures

English text

High Priest

Oh, let it not in Gath be heard,
The news in Askelon let none proclaim;
Lest we, whom once so much they fear’d,
Be by their women now despis’d,
And lest the daughters of th’uncircumcis’d
Rejoice and triumph in our shame.

About the text

  • Author: Charles Jennens

Instrumentation

  • Violino I
  • Violino II
  • Viola
  • David (Alto)
  • Bassi: Violoncello + Violone + Organo

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