4a. Come rather goddess sage and holy

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

Composer
George Frideric Handel
Key
d minor
Meter
3/4
Tempo
Largo e piano per tutto → Adagio → Tempo I
Length
53 measures

English text

Soprano

Come rather, goddess sage and holy;
Hail, divinest Melancholy,
Whose saintly visage is too bright
To hit the sense of human sight;
Thee bright-hair’d Vesta long of yore,
To solitary Saturn bore.

About the text

  • Author: Charles Jennens

Instrumentation

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

Notes

Based on the poetry of John Milton

Resources

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