34. Ye sages!

From Belshazzar, HWV 61, Act II

Composer
George Frideric Handel
Key
B flat major → F major
Meter
4/4

English text

Belshazzar

Ye sages, welcome always to your king,
Most welcome now, since needed most! Oh, minister
To my sick mind the med’cine of your art.
Whoe’er shall read this writing and interpret,
A splendid purple robe behind him flows,
A chain of gold his honour’d neck shall grace,
And in the kingdom he shall rule the third.

About the text

  • Author: Charles Jennens

Instrumentation

  • Belshazzar (Tenore)
  • Continuo

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