45. Fain would I hope

From Belshazzar, HWV 61, Act III

Composer
George Frideric Handel
Key
g minor → g sharp minor
Meter
4/4

English text

Nitocris

Fain would I hope. It cannot surely be.

Daniel

Oh, that it could not! But if I may judge
The future by the past, it were vain flatt’ry
To bid you hope for his conversion.

About the text

  • Author: Charles Jennens

Instrumentation

  • Nitocris (Soprano)
  • Daniel (Alto)
  • Continuo

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