13. O worse than death indeed!

From Theodora, HWV 68, Part I, Scene V

Composer
George Frideric Handel
Key
a minor
Meter
4/4
Length
5 measures

Original English text

Modernized English text

Theodora

Theodora

O worſe than Death indeed! — Lead me, ye Guards,
O worse than death indeed! Lead me, ye guards,
Lead me, or to the Rack, or to the Flames;
Lead me, or to the rack, or to the flames;
I’ll thank your gracious Mercy. —
I’ll thank your gracious mercy.

About the text

  • Author: Thomas Morell

Instrumentation

  • Violino I
  • Violino II
  • Viola
  • Theodora (Soprano)
  • Bassi: Violoncello + Contrabbasso + Fagotto + Cembalo + Organo

Resources

Cataloguer

May Robertson

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