27. You see, my friends

From Belshazzar, HWV 61, Act II

Composer
George Frideric Handel
Key
F major → A major
Meter
4/4

English text

Cyrus

You see, my friends, a path into the city
Lies open. Fearless let us enter, knowing
That those we are to cope with are the same
We have already conquer’d, strengthen’d then
With aid of great and numerous allies,
Wakeful and sober, rank’d in just array;
Now all asleep, or drunk, at best disorder’d —
A helpless state! Still worse, when they shall hear
We are within their walls.

About the text

  • Author: Charles Jennens

Instrumentation

  • Cyrus (Soprano)
  • Continuo

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