She’s gone

From Theodora, HWV 68, Part III, Scene III

Composer
George Frideric Handel
Key
f minor → g minor
Meter
4/4
Length
8 measures

Original English text

Modernized English text

Irene

Irene

She’s gone, diſdaining Liberty and Life,
She’s gone, disdaining liberty and life,
And every Honour this frail Life can give.
And every honour this frail life can give.
Devotion bids aſpire to nobler Things,
Devotion bids aspire to nobler things,
To boundleſs Love, and Joys ineffable.
To boundless love, and joys ineffable.
And ſuch her Expectation from kind Heav’n.
And such her expectation from kind Heav’n.

About the text

  • Author: Thomas Morell

Instrumentation

  • Irene (Mezzosoprano)
  • Continuo

Resources

Cataloguer

May Robertson

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