34. Golden columns

From Solomon, HWV 67, Act III

Composer
George Frideric Handel
Key
D major
Meter
3/4
Tempo
Pomposo
Length
93 measures

English text

Zadok

Golden columns, fair and bright,
Catch the mortals’ ravish’d sight;
Round their sides ambitious twine
Tendrils of the clasping vine;
Cherubims stand there display’d,
O’er the ark their wings are laid:
Ev’ry object swells with state,
All is pious, all is great.

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
  • Zadok (Tenore)
  • Bassi

Resources

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