15. Far from all resort of mirth

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

Composer
George Frideric Handel
Key
E flat major
Meter
3/4
Tempo
Larghetto
Length
111 measures

English text

Soprano or Tenor
Far from all resort of mirth,
Save the cricket on the hearth,
Or the bellman’s drowsy charm,
To bless the doors from nightly harm.

About the text

  • Author: Charles Jennens

Instrumentation

  • Violino I + Violino II
  • Soprano / Tenore
  • Fagotto
  • Bassi: Violoncello + Violone + Cembalo

Notes

Based on the poetry of John Milton

Resources

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