16. May God, from whom all mercies

From Occasional Oratorio, HWV 62, Part II

Composer
George Frideric Handel
Key
D major
Meter
4/4
Tempo
A tempo ordinario
Length
83 measures

English text

Chorus

May God, from whom all mercies spring,
Bless the true church, and save the king!
With firm united hearts we all
Will conquer in his cause, or fall.

About the text

  • Author: Newburgh Hamilton
  • Humphreys, Athalia, III. iv. 47

Instrumentation

  • Oboe I
  • Oboe II
  • Tromba I
  • Tromba II
  • Tromba III
  • Timpani
  • Violino I
  • Violino II
  • Viola
  • Soprano I
  • Soprano II
  • Alto I
  • Alto II
  • Tenore I
  • Tenore II
  • Basso I + Basso II
  • 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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