4. For ever thus stand fix’d the doom

From Theodora, HWV 68, Part I, Scene I

Composer
George Frideric Handel
Key
F major
Meter
12/8
Tempo
Allegro
Length
42 measures

Original English text

Modernized English text

Chorus of Heathens

Chorus of Heathens

For ever thus ſtand fix’d the Doom
For ever thus stand fixed the doom
Of Rebels to the Gods and Rome:
Of rebels to the gods and Rome:
While ſweeter than the Trumpet’s Sound,
While sweeter than the trumpet’s sound,
Their Grones and Cries are heard around.
Their groans and cries are heard around.

About the text

  • Author: Thomas Morell

Instrumentation

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

Chorus of Heathens

  • Soprano
  • Alto
  • Tenore
  • Basso

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Contributor

May Robertson

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