7. Fond, flatt’ring world, adieu!

From Theodora, HWV 68, Part I, Scene III

Composer
George Frideric Handel
Key
c minor
Meter
3/4
Tempo
Larghetto
Length
89 measures

Original English text

Modernized English text

Fond, flatt’ring World, adieu!
Fond, flatt’ring world, adieu!
Thy gaily ſmiling Pow’r,
Thy gaily smiling pow’r,
Empty Treaſures,
Empty treasures,
Fleeting Pleaſures,
Fleeting pleasures,
Ne’er ſhall tempt, or charm me more.
Ne’er shall tempt, or charm me more.
Faith inviting,
Faith inviting,
Hope delighting,
Hope delighting,
Nobler Joys we now perſue.
Nobler joys we now pursue.

About the text

  • Author: Thomas Morell

Instrumentation

  • Violino I + Violino II
  • Theodora (Soprano)
  • Bassi: Violoncello + Contrabbasso + Fagotto + Cembalo + Organo

Resources

Contributor

May Robertson

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