22. He has his mansion fix’d on high

From Occasional Oratorio, HWV 62, Part II

Composer
George Frideric Handel
Key
b minor
Meter
3/4
Tempo
Larghetto → adagio → a tempo
Length
112 measures

English text

Tenor

He has His mansion fix’d on high
Above the reach of mortal eye,
Who by His wisdom did create
The painted skies so full of state;
And did the solid earth ordain
To rise above the wat’ry plain,
Who, by his all-commanding might,
Did fill the new-made world with light,
Then cause the golden-tressed sun,
And the horn’d moon, their course to run.

About the text

  • Author: Newburgh Hamilton
  • Milton, Psalm cxxxvi

Instrumentation

  • Violino I + Violino II
  • 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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