28. Ev’ry sight these eyes behold

From Solomon, HWV 67, Act III

Composer
George Frideric Handel
Key
g minor
Meter
4/4
Tempo
Allegro
Length
145 measures

English text

Queen of Sheba

Ev’ry sight these eyes behold
Does a different charm unfold;
Flashing gems and sculptur’d gold,
Still attract my ravish’d sight.
But to hear fair truth distilling,
In expressions choice and thrilling,
From that tongue so soft and killing,
That my soul does most delight.

About the text

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

Instrumentation

  • Violino I
  • Violino II
  • Viola I
  • Viola II
  • Queen of Sheba (Soprano)
  • Bassi

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