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Collection of 6 cantatas for contralto
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A Bononcini: Idol mio bel tesoro
Forces: soprano, flute & continuo

Eyes like darts and a face that ensnares, how could he resist? A cantata with flauto from the lesser-known Bononcini, but by no means the lesser composer. Some stunning writing here in this ARA format cantata from a manuscript in the Naples Conservatorio library.

Editor: James Sanderson

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A Scarlatti: Augellin vago e canoro
Forces: soprano, 2 recorders & continuo

Source: Santini Sammlung, Diözesan Library, Münster: Hs. 3975, ff. 35-59v

The image of the caged bird appears frequently in vocal music of the Italian baroque – maybe a poignant image to the many castrati whose voice was itself the cage within which life was lived. In cantatas such as ‘Augellin’, the bird functions as symbol of the lover imprisoned by the pain of love unreturned. 3 arias and two recits.

Editor: Rosalind Halton

Cantata à voce sola di soprano con flauti
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A Scarlatti: Chi sà dove è la speranza
Forces: soprano, flute & continuo

Fillide is totally in love with Olindo and hopes that Cupid will support her love (she's not confident!) while he is away (lontananza). A lovely, simple example of a single line obligato accompaniment to soprano and continuo.

The source is Münster Santini Sammlung Hs 3975, provided by Sascha Mommertz. The cantata is simply inscribed Cantata a voce sola con flauto and there may be some question as to the attribution to A Scarlatti, although Hs 3975 contains a large number of cantatas ascribed to A Scarlatti.

Editor: James Sanderson

Cantata à voce sola di soprano con flauto
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A Scarlatti: E perchè non seguite ò Pastorelle
Forces: soprano, 2 flutes, 2 violins and continuo

A significant work for voice and instruments on a pastoral theme in varied formats of aria, arioso, strophic song etc. The accreditation to Scarlatti is potentially disputed, the source is Münster Santini Sammlung Hs 3975, provided by Sascha Mommertz. The cantata is inscribed: Cantata con violini e flauti Del Sigr Allesso Scarlatti

A pastoral idyll, once again love is thwarted by Clori!

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Cantata à voce sola di contralto con flauti e violini
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A Scarlatti: Mentre Clori la bella sotto l'ombra d'un mirto
Forces: soprano, 2 flutes & continuo

Clori is being very insensitive, sitting beneath her Myrtle tree and enjoying the breeze whilst Fileno is suffering all the torments of love! In RARARA format with two of the arias with 2 flutes accompaniment and 2 with ritornelli. A lovely piece with some very interesting use of harmony...

Source: Münster Santini Sammlung Hs 3975(2)

Range: d - a''

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Cantata à voce sola di soprano con flauti
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A Scarlatti: Quella pace gradita
Forces: soprano, violin, flute, cello, cembalo

This autograph cantata consists of 3 recitatives and 3 arias, with instrumental introduction for 2 paired groups - solo violin and cello, with answering recorder and harpsichord. Performance markings from the surviving partbooks have been incorporated. The unusual scoring gives each instrument in turn a starring role, ending with the recorder cooing of the turtle-dove in Aria 3.

Source: Münster Santini Sammlung

Range: d'-g''

Editor: Rosalind Halton

Cantata à soprano, violin solo, flauto, violoncello solo, e cembalo
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A Scarlatti: Su le sponde del Tebro
Forces: soprano, trumpet, strings & continuo

A virtuosic and taxing cantata in 10 sections. "...on the banks of the Tiber...faithful Aminta, from his infinite sadness cried to Heaven and Earth of the scornful Clori “I am betrayed”...'

Source: Florence, Conservatorio Luigi Cherubini D 2364

Range: d# - a''

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Cantata à voce sola di soprano con tromba e stromenti d'arco
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Hasse: Fille dolce mio bene
Forces: soprano, flute & continuo

Source: BL MS Add 31604

Particularly 'classical' feel to this virtuoso cantata. 2 recit and aria form

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Cantata à voce sola con flauto
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Hasse: Orgoglioso fiumicello (alto)
Forces: mezzo-soprano & continuo

Source: BL Add MS 14213 ff 28r - 36v

Edited from an extremely clear copy in a lower key than usual (starts E major), this very popular cantata of the time (1732) exists in at least 8 copies world-wide. With a charming Sì suonar se piace opening with triplets against duplets, the cantata is in aria - recit - aria format. In the Metastasian text, it appears Clori has strayed, but her lover waits for her, knowing that the stream must return to the sea.

Range: b - g'

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Hasse: Orgoglioso fiumicello (soprano)
Forces: soprano & continuo

Source BL MS Add. 14229

A very interesting cantata with obbligato keyboard accompaniment in first aria. Large range from c - b flat'' Text by Metastasio and from the number of copies extant this must have been a popular piece!

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Hasse: Passa da pena in pena
Forces: alto, flute & continuo

To go through many pains to acheive true love seems to be the moral of many of the Pastoral cantata texts and this beautiful example is no exception. In ARA format, the first aria in 2/4 then 3/8, the last a lovely allegro moderato

Source: MSS in Münster and the British Library

Range: c - e'

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Cantata con flauto
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Hasse: Quel vago seno
Forces: soprano, flute & continuo

Charming cantata, widely circulated with two recits and arias, both arias and second recit include flute.

Research: Kate Eckersley

Sources: Royal College of Music MSS 695 and Biblioteca del Conservatorio di musica S. Pietro a Majella Cantate 157

Editor: James Sanderson

Cantata à voce sola con flauto
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Hasse: Scrivo in te l'amato nome (Il Nome)
Forces: mezzo-soprano, flute & continuo

Hasse's setting of Pietro Metastasio's Cantata V: Il Nome, a hugely popular cantata text which deals with the lovers Clori and Filomena. Here, using the unusual combination of flute and alto voice in ARA format.

Source: copy in Münster Santini Sammlung HS 1940.

Range: b - g'

Editor: James Sanderson

Cantata con flauto
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Leo: Di contento di gioia e diletto
Forces: soprano & continuo

Source BL Add 14212 f150 - 153

This is a particularly beautiful Christmas cantata for soprano with a 'si sona' obbligato part for either cembalo or strings.

Editor: James Sanderson

Cantata spirituale
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Leo: Praebe Virgo benignas aures
Forces: soprano, obligato organ & continuo

An extraordinary work written for the unusual combination of soprano and obligato organ. Both parts are virtuosic, the vocal part being particularly challenging. In ARAR format it may have been meant to stand alone or as an introduction to another, larger, liturgical work.

Source: Münster Santini HS 2351

Range: e - c''

Editor: James Sanderson

Communio for soprano and organ
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Mancini: Quanto dolce è quell'ardore
Forces: soprano, oboe & continuo

Source: Royal College of Music, London, MS. 697

A rewarding cantata for the rare combination of soprano, oboe obligato, and basso continuo, showing the rich cantabile style of Francesco Mancini (Scarlatti's deputy in Naples), with a witty final aria.

Editor: Rosalind Halton

Cantata à voce sola con stromenti obligato
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Marcello: Torno à voi piante amorose
Forces: alto, 2 flutes & continuo

A charming cantata in aria-recit-aria form.

Source: BL MS Add 14222

Editor: James Sanderson

Cantata con flauti
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Porpora: Cantatas Op. 1 (pt. 2 - alto)
Forces: alto & continuo

The second six of the cantatas dedicated to the Prince of Wales in 1735

All to texts by Metastasio, they are virtuosic, filled with beautifully written recitatives and arias, perhaps the high-point of Porpora's work in this genre.

Veggo la Selva e il monte
Or che una nube ingrata
Destatevi, destatevi ò pastori
Oh se fosse il mio core
Oh Dio che non è vero
Dal povero mio cor

See the individual titles for previews.

Editor: James Sanderson
Collection of 6 cantatas for contralto
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Porpora: Destatevi, destatevi o pastori
Forces: alto, obbligato instrument & continuo

Cantata Op. 1, no. 9

An extremely operatic cantata, 'Destatevi' has an obbligato part which alternates between written ritornelli, accompagnato recits, the simple designation accompagnato and arpeggiato bass indications. It could be played on a single line instrument such as flute/violin or on the keyboard. Subject: the power of Love over shepherds and hunters.

Editor: James Sanderson

Cantata à voce sola di contralto con stromenti
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Sarri: Se pur fosse il cor capace
Forces: soprano, flute & continuo

The eternal 'if' cantata. 'If my heart was able to enjoy sweet peace...' A really beautiful opening Affettuoso/Amoroso aria, quick, to the point recitative and a snappy little Andante to finish. This is a really enjoyable piece!

Source: Biblioteca del Conservatorio di musica S. Pietro a Majella - Napoli: 33.5.24 (24)

Editor: James Sanderson

Cantata à voce sola di soprano con flauto
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