from Act III, Scene 2 of the Italian opera Rinaldo
by George Frideric Handel
Libretto: Aaron Hill
, a hero of the Christians, fiance of Almirena
Voice Part: countertenor Fach: countertenor
Setting: a desert before the city of Jerusalem, Palestine, during the Crusades
Synopsis: With Jerusalem in front of them, the army of the Crusaders prepares to attack. Rinaldo stands at the head of the army and proclaims their determination to be victorious over King Goffredo's army.