35. Come, with native lustre shine

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

Composer
George Frideric Handel
Key
F major → d minor
Meter
3/4
Tempo
Andante larghetto
Length
81 measures

English text

Bass

Come, with native lustre shine,
Moderation, grace divine,
Whom the wise God of nature gave,
Mad mortals from themselves to save.
Keep, as of old, the middle way,
Nor deeply sad, nor idly gay,
But still the same in look and gait,
Easy, cheerful and sedate.

About the text

  • Author: Charles Jennens

Instrumentation

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

Notes

Based on the poetry of John Milton

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