17. Straight mine eye hath caught new pleasures

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

Composer
George Frideric Handel
Key
G major
Meter
3/4
Tempo
Andante
Length
69 measures

English text

Soprano

Straight mine eye hath caught new pleasures,
While the landscape round it measures
Russet lawns, and fallows grey,
Where the nibbling flocks do stray.

About the text

  • Author: Charles Jennens

Instrumentation

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

Notes

Based on the poetry of John Milton

Resources

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