3. Racks, gibbets

From Theodora, HWV 68, Part I, Scene I

Composer
George Frideric Handel
Key
F major
Meter
4/4
Tempo
Allegro
Structure
dal segno
Length
63 measures

Original English text

Modernized English text

Valens

Valens

Racks, Gibbets, Sword, and Fire,
Racks, gibbets, sword, and fire
Shall ſpeak my vengeful Ire,
Shall speak my vengeful ire,
Againſt the ſtubborn Knee:
Against the stubborn knee:
Nor guſhing Tears,
Nor gushing tears,
Nor ardent Pray’rs,
Nor ardent prayers,
Shall ſhake our firm Decree.
Shall shake our firm decree.

About the text

  • Author: Thomas Morell

Instrumentation

  • Violino I
  • Violino II
  • Viola
  • Valens (Basso)
  • Bassi: Violoncello + Contrabbasso + Fagotto + Cembalo + Organo

Resources

Contributor

May Robertson

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