Mistaken wretches!

From Theodora, HWV 68, Part I, Scene V

Composer
George Frideric Handel
Key
E flat major → D major
Meter
4/4
Length
8 measures

Original English text

Modernized English text

Septimius

Septimius

Miſtaken Wretches ! why thus blind to Fate,
Mistaken wretches ! Why thus blind to fate,
Do ye in private Oratories dare
Do ye in private oratories dare
Oppoſe the Preſident’s Decree? and ſcorn
Oppose the president’s decree? and scorn
With native Rites to celebrate the Day,
With native rites to celebrate the day,
Sacred to Cæsar, and protecting Jove?
Sacred to Cæsar, and protecting Jove?

About the text

  • Author: Thomas Morell

Instrumentation

  • Septimius (Tenore)
  • Continuo

Resources

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May Robertson

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