19. Venus, laughing from the skies

From Theodora, HWV 68, Part II, Scene I

Composer
George Frideric Handel
Key
F major
Meter
4/4
Tempo
Allegro
Length
76 measures

Original English text

Modernized English text

Chorus

Chorus

Venus laughing from the Skies
Venus laughing from the skies
Will applaud her Votaries: —
Will applaud her votaries:
When seizing the Treaſure,
When seizing the treasure,
We revel in Pleaſure,
We revel in pleasure,
And Revenge ſweet Love ſupplies.
And revenge sweet love supplies.

About the text

  • Author: Thomas Morell

Instrumentation

  • Oboe I
  • Oboe II
  • Corno I in F
  • Corno II in F
  • Violino I
  • Violino II
  • Viola
  • Bassi: Violoncello + Contrabbasso + Fagotto + Cembalo + Organo

Chorus of Heathens

  • Soprano
  • Alto
  • Tenore
  • Basso

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May Robertson

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