20. The leafy honours

From Belshazzar, HWV 61, Act I

Composer
George Frideric Handel
Key
F major
Meter
3/8
Tempo
Andante

English text

Nitocris

The leafy honours of the field,
Before the furious driving wind,
In giddy dissipation fly.
To noise and folly forc’d to yield,
The fair ideas quit the mind,
And lost in wild confusion lie.
The leafy honours…

About the text

  • Author: Charles Jennens

Instrumentation

  • Violino I
  • Violino II + Viola
  • Nitocris (Soprano)
  • Continuo

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