Di questa selva

From Alla caccia, HWV 79

Composer
George Frideric Handel
Key
D major
Meter
3/4

Italian text

Di questa selva fra dubbie vie
Melampo fido sia scorta al piè.
Nulla pavento, sia notte o die,
mentre sicura son di sua fè.

Instrumentation

  • Violino I
  • Violino II
  • Soprano
  • Bassi: Violoncello + Contrabbasso + Cembalo

Notes

Note from HHA: “It is not certain that the arietta ‘Di questa selva’ on the last leaf of the autograph actually belongs to the cantata, although its text also has hunting as its theme.”

Resources

  • Full score: Hallische Händel-Ausgabe V/3, p. 265 (Appendix)
  • Scores at IMSLP ›

Contributor

Emma Clarkson

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