Ye men of Antioch

From Theodora, HWV 68, Part II, Scene I

Composer
George Frideric Handel
Key
C major → e minor
Meter
4/4
Length
10 measures

Original English text

Modernized English text

Valens

Valens

Ye Men of Antioch, with ſolemn Pomp,
Ye men of Antioch, with solemn pomp,
Renew the grateful Sacrifice to Jove:
Renew the grateful sacrifice to Jove:
And while your Songs aſcend the vaulted Skies,
And while your songs ascend the vaulted skies,
Pour on the ſmoking Altars Floods of Wine
Pour on the smoking altars floods of wine
In honour of the ſmiling Deities,
In honour of the smiling deities,
Fair Flora, and the Cyprian Queen.
Fair Flora, and the Cyprian Queen.

About the text

  • Author: Thomas Morell

Instrumentation

  • Valens (Basso)
  • Continuo

Resources

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May Robertson

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