33. These pleasures, Melancholy give

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

Composer
George Frideric Handel
Key
d minor
Meter
4/4
Tempo
A tempo ordinario
Length
70 measures

English text

Soprano

These pleasures, Melancholy, give,
And I with thee will choose to live.

Chorus

 
These pleasures, Melancholy, give,
And we with thee will choose to live.

About the text

  • Author: Charles Jennens

Instrumentation

  • Oboe I solo + Oboe II solo
  • Violino I
  • Violino II
  • Viola
  • Soprano solo
  • Soprano
  • Alto
  • Tenore
  • Basso
  • Bassi: Violoncello + Violone + Fagotto + Organo

Notes

Based on the poetry of John Milton

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