5. The raptur’d soul

From Theodora, HWV 68, Part I, Scene II

Composer
George Frideric Handel
Key
E flat major
Meter
6/8 → 4/4
Tempo
Andante → adagio → a tempo → adagio
Structure
dal segno
Length
101 measures

Original English text

Modernized English text

Didymus

Didymus

The raptur’d Soul defies the Sword,
The raptured soul defies the sword,
Secure of Virtue’s Claim;
Secure of virtue’s claim;
And truſting Heav’n’s unerring Word,
And trusting Heav’n’s unerring word
Enjoys the circling Flame.
Enjoys the circling flame.
No Engines can a Tyrant find
No engines can a tyrant find
To ſtorm the truth·ſupported Mind.
To storm the truth-supported mind.

About the text

  • Author: Thomas Morell

Instrumentation

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

Resources

Cataloguer

May Robertson

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