81. Brave Jonathan his Bow ne’er drew

From Saul, HWV 53, Act III, Scene V

Composer
George Frideric Handel
Key
G major
Meter
3/4
Tempo
Largo
Structure
attacca il Coro
Length
61 measures

English text

David

Brave Jonathan his bow never drew,
But wing’d with death his arrow flew,
And drank the blood of slaughter’d foes.
Nor drew great Saul his sword in vain;
It reek’d, where’er he dealt his blows,
With entrails of the mighty slain.

About the text

  • Author: Charles Jennens

Instrumentation

  • David (Alto)
  • Bassi: Violoncello + Violone + Cembalo

Notes

Attacca il Coro

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