Strephon's Complaint of Love (George Frideric Handel)

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  • (Posted 2004-09-21)  CPDL #07919:  IMSLP.png
Editor: Christian Mondrup (submitted 2004-09-21).   Score information: Letter, 2 pages, 55 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: basso continuo realized by Christian Mondrup. Scroll down to Strephon's Complaint of Love (No. 14).

General Information

Title: Strephon's Complaint of Love
Composer: George Frideric Handel

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

Language: English
Instruments: Basso continuo

First published: 1730 in The Musical Miscellany, Vol 4, John Watts, London

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Original text and translations

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O cruel tyrant love,
Why art thou so unkind?
Wilt thou no milder prove,
Nor ease my troubled mind?

No joy shall I e’er see
But still tormented be?
And from such dismal grief,
Shall I ne’er find relief?