È ben degna di lode

From Cecilia, volgi un sguardo, HWV 89, Version A

Composer
George Frideric Handel
Key
C sharp major → c sharp minor
Meter
4/4

Italian text

È ben degna di lode bella virtute, e merta per se stessa gli applausi, e ancor maggiore ella diviene in un virtuoso amore.

Instrumentation

  • Soprano
  • Continuo: Violoncello + Cembalo

Notes

This recitative is from the earliest, probably unperformed, version of HWV 89. It was revised when Handel expanded the cantata in Version B.

Resources

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

Contributor

Emma Clarkson

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