Look down, harmonious Saint, HWV 124

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Composer: Handel, George Frideric
Voice type(s): Tenor
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Handel’s Look down, harmonious Saint, HWV 124 — Cantata for tenor. Available: vocal score (in written key and transposed baroque pitch), full score, and instrumental parts (Violin I, II, Viola, bassi).

Selections included:
• Look down, harmonious Saint (accompagnato)
• Sweet accents all your numbers grace (aria)

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Libretto (English)

Recitative
Look down, harmonious Saint,
whilst we do celebrate thy art and thee!
of Musick’s force the wonders show,
the most of Heav’n we here can know.

Aria
Sweet accents all your numbers grace,
touch ev’ry trembling string;
each note in justest order place
of Harmony we’ll sing.

It charms the soul, delights the ear,
to it all passions bow,
it gives us hope, it conquers fear,
and rules we know not how.