The clouds begin to veil

From Theodora, HWV 68, Part II, Scene IV

Composer
George Frideric Handel
Key
a minor → b minor
Meter
4/4
Length
9 measures

Original English text

Modernized English text

Irene

Irene

The Clouds begin to veil the Hemiſphere,
The clouds begin to veil the hemisphere,
And heavily bring on the Night; the Laſt
And heavily bring on the night; the last
Perhaps to us, Oh! that it were the laſt
Perhaps to us. Oh! that it were the last
To Theodora, ere ſhe fall a Prey
To Theodora, ere she fall a prey
To unexampled Luſt and Cruelty.
To unexampled lust and cruelty.

About the text

  • Author: Thomas Morell

Instrumentation

  • Irene (Mezzosoprano)
  • Continuo

Resources

Cataloguer

May Robertson

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