8. Come, but keep thy wonted state

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

Composer
George Frideric Handel
Key
A flat major → f minor
Meter
4/4
Tempo
Andante larghetto
Length
19 measures

English text

Soprano

Come, but keep thy wonted state,
With even step, and musing gait,
And looks commercing with the skies,
Thy rapt soul sitting in thine eyes.

About the text

  • Author: Charles Jennens

Instrumentation

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

Notes

Based on the poetry of John Milton

Resources

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