21. With darkness deep

From Theodora, HWV 68, Part II, Scene II

Composer
George Frideric Handel
Key
f sharp minor
Meter
4/4
Tempo
Largo e staccato → adagio → a tempo
Length
29 measures

Original English text

Modernized English text

Theodora

Theodora

With Darkneſs deep as is my Woe,
With darkness deep as is my woe,
Hide me, ye Shades of Night.
Hide me, ye shades of night.
Your thickeſt Veil around me throw,
Your thickest veil around me throw,
Conceal’d from human Sight.
Concealed from human sight.
Or come, thou Death, thy Victim ſave,
Or come, thou death, thy victim save,
Kindly emboſomed in the Grave.
Kindly embosomed in the grave.

About the text

  • Author: Thomas Morell

Instrumentation

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

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Contributor

May Robertson

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