5. Jehovah, to my words give ear

From Occasional Oratorio, HWV 62, Part I

Composer
George Frideric Handel
Key
e minor
Meter
3/4
Tempo
Larghetto
Length
128 measures

English text

Tenor

Jehovah, to my words give ear,
My meditations weigh!
The voice of my complaining hear,
To Thee alone, my God and King, I pray.

About the text

  • Author: Newburgh Hamilton
  • Milton, Psalm v

Instrumentation

  • [Violino I
  • Violino II
  • Viola
  • Tenore
  • Violoncello solo
  • 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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