40. How strange their ends

From Theodora, HWV 68, Part III, Scene V

Composer
George Frideric Handel
Key
a minor
Meter
4/4
Tempo
Larghetto e staccato
Length
43 measures

Original English text

Modernized English text

Chorus

Chorus

How ſtrange their Ends,
How strange their ends,
And yet how glorious;
And yet how glorious;
Where each contends
Where each contends
To fall victorious!
To fall victorious!
Where Virtue its own Innocence denies,
Where virtue its own innocence denies,
And for the Vanquish’d the glad Victor dies!
And for the vanquished the glad victor dies!

About the text

  • Author: Thomas Morell

Instrumentation

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

Chorus of Heathens

  • Soprano
  • Alto
  • Tenore
  • Basso

Resources

Cataloguer

May Robertson

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