29. Orpheus’ self may heave his head

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

Composer
George Frideric Handel
Key
G major
Meter
4/4
Tempo
Allegro → Adagio → Tempo I
Length
71 measures

English text

Soprano

Orpheus’ self may heave his head
From golden slumbers on a bed
Of heap’d Elysian flow’rs, and hear
Such strains as would have won the ear
Of Pluto, to have quite set free
His half-regain’d Eurydice.

About the text

  • Author: Charles Jennens

Instrumentation

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

Notes

Based on the poetry of John Milton

Resources

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