18. Let festal joy

From Belshazzar, HWV 61, Act I

Composer
George Frideric Handel
Key
B flat major
Meter
3/8
Tempo
Allrgro

English text

Belshazzar

Let festal joy triumphant reign,
Glad ev’ry heart, in ev’ry face appear!
Free flow the wine, nor flow in vain;
Far fly corroding care.
Each hand the chime melodious raise,
Each voice exult in Sesach’s praise;
Let order vanish! Liberty alone,
Unbounded liberty the night shall crown.
Let festal joy…

About the text

  • Author: Charles Jennens

Instrumentation

  • Oboe I
  • Oboe II
  • Violino I
  • Violino II
  • Viola
  • Belshazzar (Tenore)

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