23. O that I on wings could rise

From Theodora, HWV 68, Part II, Scene II

Composer
George Frideric Handel
Key
e minor
Meter
4/4
Tempo
Andante → adagio → a tempo
Structure
dal segno
Length
51 measures

Original English text

Modernized English text

Theodora

Theodora

O that I on Wings could riſe,
O that I on wings could rise,
Swiftly ſailing through the Skies,
Swiftly sailing through the skies,
As skims the ſilver Dove;
As skims the silver dove;
That I might reſt,
That I might rest,
For ever bleſt,
For ever blest,
With Harmony and Love.
With harmony and love.

About the text

  • Author: Thomas Morell

Instrumentation

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

Resources

Cataloguer

May Robertson

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