37. Come, with gentle hand restrain

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

Composer
George Frideric Handel
Key
g minor
Meter
4/4
Tempo
Allegro
Structure
Da capo
Length
38 measures

English text

Soprano

Come, with gentle hand restrain
Those who fondly court their bane,
One extreme with caution shunning,
To another blindly running.
Kindly teach, how blest are they,
Who nature’s equal rules obey;
Who safely steer two rocks between,
And prudent keep the golden mean.

About the text

  • Author: Charles Jennens

Instrumentation

  • Oboe I + Oboe II
  • Violino I + Violino II
  • Soprano
  • Bassi: Violoncello + Violone + Fagotto + Cembalo

Notes

Based on the poetry of John Milton

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