39. As steals the morn upon the night

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

Composer
George Frideric Handel
Key
B flat major
Meter
4/4
Tempo
Andante larghetto
Length
70 measures

English text

Soprano; Tenor

As steals the morn upon the night,
And melts the shades away:
So truth does fancy’s charm dissolve,
And melts the shades away:
The fumes that did the mind involve,
Restoring intellectual day.

About the text

  • Author: Charles Jennens

Instrumentation

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

Notes

Based on the poetry of John Milton

Resources

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