10. Welcome as the dawn of day

From Solomon, HWV 67, Act I, Scene II

Composer
George Frideric Handel
Key
b minor
Meter
4/4
Tempo
Andante
Length
61 measures

Instrumentation

  • Violino I
  • Violino II
  • Queen (Soprano)
  • Solomon (Mezzosoprano)
  • Bassi

English text

Queen

Welcome as the dawn of day
To the pilgrim on his way,
Whom the darkness caus’d to stray,
Is my lovely king to me.

Solomon

Myrtle grove, or rosy shade,
Breathing odours through the glade
To refresh the village maid,
Yields in sweets, my queen, to thee.

About the text

  • Author: Moses Mendes?
  • Bible: the First Book of Kings and the Second Book of Chronicle

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