15. Kind Heav’n

From Theodora, HWV 68, Part I, Scene VI

Composer
George Frideric Handel
Key
D major
Meter
4/4 → 3/8
Tempo
Adagio → andante → adagio → andante → adagio
Structure
da capo
Length
106 measures

Original English text

Modernized English text

Didymus

Didymus

Kind Heav’n, if Virtue be thy Care
Kind Heav’n, if virtue be thy care
With Courage fire me,
With courage fire me,
Or Art inſpire me,
Or art inspire me,
To free the Captive Fair.
To free the captive fair.
On the Wings of the Wind will I fly,
On the wings of the wind will I fly,
With this Princeſs to live, or this Chriſtian to die.
With this Princess to live, or this Christian to die.

About the text

  • Author: Thomas Morell

Instrumentation

  • Violino I
  • Violino II
  • Viola
  • Didymus (Alto)
  • Bassi: Violoncello + Contrabbasso + Fagotto + Cembalo + Organo

Resources

Cataloguer

May Robertson

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