48. Bel boweth down!

From Belshazzar, HWV 61, Act III

Composer
George Frideric Handel
Key
E flat major
Meter
4/4
Tempo
A tempo ordinario

English text

Chorus of Jews

Bel boweth down, Nebo stoopeth!
How is Sesach taken,
And how is the praise of the whole earth surpris’d!
Thy counsel stands, O Lord,
And thou dost all thy pleasure!

About the text

  • Author: Charles Jennens

Instrumentation

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

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