19. Thy sentence, great king

From Solomon, HWV 67, Act II, Scene III

Composer
George Frideric Handel
Key
F major
Meter
4/4
Tempo
Allegro
Length
70 measures

English text

Second Harlot

Thy sentence, great king,
Is prudent and wise,
And my hopes on the wing
Quick bound for the prize.
Contented I hear,
And approve the decree;
For at least I shall tear
The lov’d infant from thee.

About the text

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

Instrumentation

  • Violino I
  • Violino II
  • Second woman (Soprano)
  • Bassi

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