8. Opprest with never ceasing grief

From Belshazzar, HWV 61, Act I

Composer
George Frideric Handel
Key
E flat major
Meter
4/4
Tempo
Larghetto

English text

Gobrias

Oppress’d with never-ceasing grief,
I drag a painful, weary life;
Of all that made life sweet bereft,
No hope, but in revenge, is left.

About the text

  • Author: Charles Jennens

Instrumentation

  • Violino I
  • Violino II
  • Viola
  • Gobrias (Basso)
  • Continuo

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