25. Beneath the vine

From Solomon, HWV 67, Act II, Scene III

Composer
George Frideric Handel
Key
G major
Meter
6/8
Structure
Da capo
Length
98 measures

English text

First Harlot

Beneath the vine, or fig-tree’s shade,
Ev’ry shepherd sings the maid
Who his simple heart betray’d,
In a rustic measure.
While of torments he complains,
All around the village swains
Catch the song, and feel his pains,
Mingling sighs with pleasure.
Beneath the vine…

About the text

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

Instrumentation

  • Flauto traverso solo
  • Violino I
  • Violino II
  • Viola I + Viola II
  • First woman (Soprano)
  • Bassi

Resources

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