No more short life they then will spend

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

Composer
George Frideric Handel
Key
A major → f sharp minor
Meter
4/4
Length
9 measures

English text

Soprano or Tenor
No more short life they then will spend
In straying farther from its end,
In frantic mirth, and childish play,
In dance and revels, night and day;
Or else like lifeless statues seeming,
Ever musing, moping, dreaming.

About the text

  • Author: Charles Jennens

Instrumentation

  • [Tenore / Soprano
  • Continuo: Violoncello + Cembalo

Notes

Based on the poetry of John Milton

Resources

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