53. Destructive war

From Belshazzar, HWV 61, Act III

Composer
George Frideric Handel
Key
D major
Meter
4/4

English text

Cyrus

Destructive war, thy limits know;
Here, tyrant death, thy terrors end.
To tyrants only I’m a foe,
To virtue and her friends, a friend.
Destructive war…

About the text

  • Author: Charles Jennens

Instrumentation

  • Tromba I
  • Tromba II
  • Timpani
  • Oboe I
  • Oboe II
  • Violino I
  • Violino II
  • Viola
  • Cyrus (Soprano)
  • Continuo

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