31. He saw the lovely youth

From Theodora, HWV 68, Part II, Scene VI

Composer
George Frideric Handel
Key
b flat minor → B flat major
Meter
4/4
Tempo
Largo → a tempo ordinario → allegro → adagio
Length
107 measures

Original English text

Modernized English text

Chorus

Chorus

“ He ſaw the lovely Youth, Death’s early Prey;
He saw the lovely youth, Death’s early prey;
Alas! too early ſnatch’d away!
Alas! too early snatched away!
He heard his Mother’s Funeral Cries:
He heard his mother’s funeral cries:
Riſe, Youth, he ſaid: The Youth begins to riſe:
Rise, youth, he said: The youth begins to rise:
Lowly the Matron bow’d, and bore away the Prize.
Lowly the matron bowed, and bore away the prize.

About the text

  • Author: Thomas Morell

Instrumentation

  • Oboe I
  • Oboe II
  • Violino I
  • Violino II
  • Viola
  • Bassi: Violoncello + Contrabbasso + Fagotto + Cembalo + Organo

Chorus of Christians

  • Soprano
  • Alto
  • Tenore
  • Basso

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May Robertson

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