46. Can the black Æthiop

From Belshazzar, HWV 61, Act III

Composer
George Frideric Handel
Key
E major
Meter
4/4
Tempo
Andante

English text

Daniel

Can the black Æthiop change his skin,
His native spots the leopard lose?
Then may the heart obdur’d in sin
Grow soft, repent, and virtue choose!
Threats or advice but move disdain,
And signs and wonders glare in vain.
Can the black…

About the text

  • Author: Charles Jennens

Instrumentation

  • Daniel (Alto)
  • Continuo

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