34. Hence, boast not ye profane

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

Composer
George Frideric Handel
Key
B flat major → d minor
Meter
4/4
Length
8 measures

English text

Bass

Hence, boast not, ye profane,
Of vainly-fancied, little-tasted pleasure,
Pursued beyond all measure,
And by its own excess transform’d to pain.

About the text

  • Author: Charles Jennens

Instrumentation

  • Violino I
  • Violino II
  • Viola
  • Basso / Contratenore
  • Bassi: Violoncello + Violone + Cembalo

Notes

Based on the poetry of John Milton

Resources

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