27. Sweet rose and lily

From Theodora, HWV 68, Part II, Scene V

Composer
George Frideric Handel
Key
E flat major
Meter
3/8
Tempo
Andante
Length
105 measures

Original English text

Modernized English text

Didymus

Didymus

Sweet Roſe, and Lily, flow’ry Form,
Sweet rose, and lily, flow’ry form,
Take me, your faithful Guard,
Take me, your faithful guard,
To ſhield you from bleak Wind, and Storm:
To shield you from bleak wind, and storm:
A Smile be my Reward.
A smile be my reward.

About the text

  • Author: Thomas Morell

Instrumentation

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

Resources

Cataloguer

May Robertson

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