28. Amaz’d to find the foe

From Belshazzar, HWV 61, Act II

Composer
George Frideric Handel
Key
D major
Meter
4/4
Tempo
Allegro

English text

Cyrus

Amaz’d to find the foe so near,
When sleep and wine their senses drown,
All hearts shall faint, and melt with fear,
All hands unnerv’d fall feebly down.
Useless the hero’s valour lies,
Useless the counsel of the wise.
Amaz’d to find…

About the text

  • Author: Charles Jennens

Instrumentation

  • Violini
  • Cyrus (Soprano)
  • Continuo

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