Meine Seele hört im Sehen
HWV207 features musical material Handel used in his Trio Sonata in B flat major Op 2 No 3 (HWV388) and also in a Sonata in F for two violins (HWV392). The lyrical opening melody, memorably reused for the aria ‘Date serta’ in the motet Silete venti
, introduces a comparison of the visual flourishes of blossoming spring with the forces of nature joining to praise God.
from notes by David Vickers © 2007