4. Almighty pow’r

From Solomon, HWV 67, Act I, Scene I

Composer
George Frideric Handel
Key
f minor → c minor
Meter
4/4
Tempo
Largo assai
Length
29 measures

English text

Solomon

Almighty pow’r, who rul’st the earth and skies,
And bade gay order from confusion rise;
Whose gracious hand reliev’d Thy slave distress’d,
With splendour cloath’d me, and with knowledge bless’d;
Thy finish’d temple with Thy presence grace,
And shed Thy heav’nly glories o’er the place.

About the text

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

Instrumentation

  • Fagotto I
  • Fagotto II
  • Violino I
  • Violino II
  • Viola I
  • Viola II
  • Solomon (Mezzosoprano)
  • Bassi

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