3. Come, come, thou goddess fair and free

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

Composer
George Frideric Handel
Key
B flat major
Meter
4/4
Tempo
Allegro moderato
Length
39 measures

English text

Soprano

Come, thou goddess fair and free,
In Heav’n yclep’d Euphrosyne;
And by men heart-easing Mirth,
Whom lovely Venus, at a birth,
With two sister-graces more,
To ivy-crowned Bacchus bore.

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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