43. O glorious prince

From Belshazzar, HWV 61, Act II

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

English text

Chorus

O glorious prince, thrice happy they
Born to enjoy thy future sway!
To all like thee were sceptres giv’n,
Kings were like gods, and earth like Heav’n.
Subjection free, unforc’d, would prove
Obedience is the child of love;
The jars of nation soon would cease,
Sweet liberty, beatific peace
Would stretch their reign from shore to shore,
And war and slav’ry be no more.

About the text

  • Author: Charles Jennens

Instrumentation

  • Tromba I
  • Tromba II
  • Timpani
  • Oboe I
  • Oboe II
  • Violino I
  • Violino II
  • Viola
  • Soprano
  • Alto
  • Tenore
  • Basso
  • Continuo

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