20. After long storms and tempests overblown

From Occasional Oratorio, HWV 62, Part II

Composer
George Frideric Handel
Key
E major
Meter
3/8
Tempo
Andante
Structure
Da capo
Length
235 measures

English text

Soprano; alto

After long storms and tempests overblown
The sun at length his joyful face doth clear.
Thus after fortune’s rage is shown,
A blissful hour at last is known,
Else would afflicted man despair.
After long storms…

About the text

  • Author: Newburgh Hamilton
  • Spenser, The Faerie Queene, Book V, Canto 3, stanza 1

Instrumentation

  • Violino I
  • Violino II
  • Soprano
  • Tenore
  • 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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