86. Gird on thy Sword

From Saul, HWV 53, Act III, Scene V

Composer
George Frideric Handel
Key
C major
Meter
4/4 → 3/4
Tempo
Allegro
Length
181 measures

English text

Chorus

Gird on thy sword, thou man of might,
Pursue thy wonted fame:
Go on, be prosperous in fight,
Retrieve the Hebrew name!
Thy strong right hand, with terror armed,
Shall thy obdurate foes dismay;
While others, by thy virtue charm’d,
Shall crowd to own thy righteous sway.

About the text

  • Author: Charles Jennens

Instrumentation

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

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