6. Descend, kind Pity

From Theodora, HWV 68, Part I, Scene II

Composer
George Frideric Handel
Key
G major
Meter
4/4
Tempo
Andante → adagio → a tempo → adagio → a tempo
Structure
dal segno
Length
81 measures

Original English text

Modernized English text

Septimius

Septimius

Deſcend, kind Pity, heav’nly Gueſt,
Descend, kind Pity, heav’nly guest,
Deſcend, and fill each human Breaſt
Descend, and fill each human breast
With ſympathizing Woe.
With sympathizing woe.
That Liberty, and Peace of Mind,
That liberty, and peace of mind,
May ſweetly harmonize Mankind,
May sweetly harmonize mankind,
And bleſs the World below.
And bless the world below.

About the text

  • Author: Thomas Morell

Instrumentation

  • Violino I + Violino II
  • Viola
  • Septimius (Tenore)
  • Bassi: Violoncello + Contrabbasso + Fagotto + Cembalo + Organo

Resources

Contributor

May Robertson

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