28. And ever against eating cares

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

Composer
George Frideric Handel
Key
g minor
Meter
3/8
Tempo
Andante
Length
102 measures

English text

Soprano

And ever against eating cares,
Lap me in soft Lydian airs
Married to immortal verse,
Such as the meeting soul may pierce
In notes, with many a winding bout
Of linked sweetness long drawn out;
With wanton heed, and giddy cunning,
The melting voice through mazes running,
Untwisting all the chains that tie
The hidden soul of harmony.

About the text

  • Author: Charles Jennens

Instrumentation

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

Notes

Based on the poetry of John Milton

Resources

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