25. Deeds of kindness

From Theodora, HWV 68, Part II, Scene III

Composer
George Frideric Handel
Key
E major
Meter
4/4
Tempo
Largo → adagio → a tempo
Length
50 measures

Original English text

Modernized English text

Didymus

Didymus

Deeds of Kindneſs to diſplay,
Deeds of kindness to display,
Pity ſuing,
Pity suing,
Mercy wooing,
Mercy wooing,
Who the Call can diſobey?
Who the call can disobey?
But the opportune Redreſs,
But the opportune redress,
Of virtuous Beauty in Diſtreſs,
Of virtuous beauty in distress,
Earth will praiſe, and Heav’n repay.
Earth will praise, and heav’n repay.

About the text

  • Author: Thomas Morell

Instrumentation

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

Resources

Contributor

May Robertson

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