12. Haste to the cedar grove

From Solomon, HWV 67, Act I, Scene II

Composer
George Frideric Handel
Key
e minor
Meter
4/4
Tempo
Andante
Structure
Da capo
Length
51 measures

English text

Solomon

Haste, haste to the cedar grove,
Where fragrant spices bloom,
And am’rous turtles love,
Beneath the pleasing gloom.
While thinking down the hill,
Avoiding hateful day,
The little murm’ring rill
In whispers glides away.
Haste, haste…

About the text

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

Instrumentation

  • Violino I + Violino II
  • Solomon (Mezzosoprano)
  • Bassi

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