Turn not, O Queen, thy face away (George Frideric Handel)

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Contributor: David Newman (submitted 2008-07-25).  Score information: Letter, 2 pages, 96 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Edition in D Minor.

General Information

Title: Turn not, O Queen, thy face away
Composer: George Frideric Handel
Lyricist: John Arbuthnotcreate page
Lyricist: Alexander Pope

Number of voices: 1v   Voicing: Bass solo
Genre: SecularAria

Language: English
Instruments: Piano

First published: 1732 in Recitative and Aria from the oratorio "Ester" (HWV50)
Description: Bass Aria sung by Haman in Handel's oratorio "Esther".

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Original text and translations

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Turn not, O Queen, thy face away,
Behold me prostrate on the ground!
O speak, his growing fury stay,
Let mercy in thy sight be found!