3. O Lord, how many are my foes!

From Occasional Oratorio, HWV 62, Part I

Composer
George Frideric Handel
Key
a minor
Meter
4/4
Tempo
Largo
Length
42 measures

English text

Tenor

O Lord, how many are my foes,
How many that in arms against me rise!
O Lord, how many
That of my life distrustfully thus say:
“No Help for him in God there lies.”

About the text

  • Author: Newburgh Hamilton
  • Milton, Psalm iii

Instrumentation

  • Oboe solo
  • 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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