Hence, loathed Melancholy

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

Composer
George Frideric Handel
Key
C major → D major
Meter
4/4
Length
10 measures

English text

Tenor

Hence, loathed Melancholy,
In dark Cimmerian desert ever dwell.
But haste thee, Mirth, and bring with thee
The mountain nymph, sweet Liberty.

Soprano

And if I give thee honour due, Mirth, admit me of thy crew!

About the text

  • Author: Charles Jennens

Instrumentation

  • Tenore
  • Continuo: Violoncello + Cembalo

Notes

Based on the poetry of John Milton

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