32. When Israel, like the bounteous Nile

From Occasional Oratorio, HWV 62, Part III

Composer
George Frideric Handel
Key
b minor
Meter
3/8
Tempo
(no tempo) → adagio → a tempo
Length
94 measures

English text

Soprano

When Israel, like the bounteous Nile,
For Egypt’s lords, enrich’d the soil,
The tears our gushing eyes supplied
Increas’d the river’s swelling tide.

About the text

  • Author: Newburgh Hamilton

Instrumentation

  • Violino I + Violino II
  • Soprano
  • 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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