15. Prophetic visions strike my eye

From Occasional Oratorio, HWV 62, Part II

Composer
George Frideric Handel
Key
F major
Meter
4/4
Tempo
Allegro
Structure
da capo
Length
114 measures

English text

Soprano

Prophetic visions strike my eye,
In vain our foes for help shall cry,
War shall cease, welcome peace,
And triumphs after victory.
The hostile band, by his right hand
Discomfited, forsakes the land.
Prophetic visions…

About the text

  • Author: Newburgh Hamilton

Instrumentation

  • Violino I
  • Violino II
  • Soprano
  • Bassi

Notes

“After the poetry of John Milton and Edmund Spenser.
The work was written in the midst of the Jacobite rising of 1745–1746.” Wikipedia

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