On me your frowns

From Theodora, HWV 68, Part III, Scene V

Composer
George Frideric Handel
Key
F major → G major
Length
12 measures

Original English text

Modernized English text

Didymus

Didymus

On me your Frowns, your utmost Rage exert,
On me your frowns, your utmost rage exert,
On me, your Priſoner in Chains. —
On me, your prisoner in chains.
 
 

Theodora

Theodora

— Thoſe Chains
Those chains
Are due to me, and Death to me alone.
Are due to me, and death to me alone.
 
 

Valens

Valens

— Are ye then Judges for yourſelves?
Are ye then judges for yourselves?
Not ſo our Laws are to be trifled with.
Not so our laws are to be trifled with.
If Both plead guilty, ’tis but Equity,
If both plead guilty, ’tis but equity,
That Both ſhould ſuffer.
That both should suffer.

About the text

  • Author: Thomas Morell

Instrumentation

  • Theodora (Soprano)
  • Didymus (Alto)
  • Valens (Basso)
  • Continuo

Resources

Cataloguer

May Robertson

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