11. First and chief, on golden wing

From L’Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato, HWV 55, Part I, Il Penseroso

Composer
George Frideric Handel
Key
B major → f sharp minor
Meter
4/4
Length
9 measures

English text

Soprano

First, and chief, on golden wing,
The cherub Contemplation bring;
And the mute Silence hist along,
‘Less Philomel will deign a song,
In her sweetest, saddest plight,
Smoothing the rugged brow of night.

About the text

  • Author: Charles Jennens

Instrumentation

  • Violino I
  • Violino II
  • Viola
  • Soprano
  • Bassi: Violoncello + Violone + Cembalo

Notes

Based on the poetry of John Milton

Resources

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