29. The enemy said, I will pursue

From Occasional Oratorio, HWV 62, Part III

Composer
George Frideric Handel
Key
G major
Meter
3/8
Tempo
Andante
Length
111 measures

English text

Tenor

The enemy said: I will pursue, I will overtake,
I will divide the spoil; my lust shall be satisfied upon them.
I will draw my sword: my hand shall destroy them.

About the text

  • Author: Newburgh Hamilton

Instrumentation

  • Violino I
  • Violino II
  • Viola
  • 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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