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A Scarlatti: 2 Cantate Pastorale
Forces: soprano, violins & continuo

Scarlatti's two Cantate Pastorale - 'Non so qual più m'ingobra' (edited by Rosalind Halton) and 'O di Betlemme...' (edited by James Sanderson)

Collected in one edition which saves you £££. Each edition comes with parts and combined score.

See individual titles for further details...

Editor: Rosalind Halton & James Sanderson

Collection of 2 Cantata pastorale
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A Scarlatti: Bel Dorino, amata Clori
Forces: soprano, bass, violins & continuo

An unusual work from the collection of the Landesbibliotek Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Mus. 4829. It is a love story between the two singers summed up by the final lines "...vivo sol per Clori/Dorino..."

The cantata is attributed to Alessandro Scarlatti in Grove, however Hanley was not sure and the style is unusual, no recits, but four duets with the central movement an harmonic mine-field.

Editor: James Sanderson

Cantata à soprano e basso con violini
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A Scarlatti: Cantata notturna
Forces: mezzo-soprano, violins & continuo

'Filli che fra gl'orrori di notte si tranquilla'

Outpourings of the lover to Filli in the quiet of night. A concise yet heartfelt composition, dated 1706, for low-mezzo soprano and unison violins: an ideal introduction to the art of singing with an obligato part in Scarlatti's style.

Vocal range: d'-f''

Editor: Rosalind Halton

Cantata à voce sola di soprano con violini
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A Scarlatti: Dove fuggi, ò bella Clori?
Forces: soprano, alto, violins & continuo

A virtuoso duet cantata for soprano and alto with strings, a mini-opera with wit, pathos, and brilliance. Lidio is in hot pursuit of Clori - but she scorns love and all his protestations, until in the final duet they join in praise of the joys and pains of love. Published by kind permission of the Diözesan-Bibliothek, Münster.

Range Clori: d'-g''
Range Lidio: b-c''

Editor: Rosalind Halton

Cantata à due, soprano e contralto con violini
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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!

Editor: James Sanderson

Cantata à voce sola di contralto con flauti e violini
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A Scarlatti: Fileno, quel Fileno
Forces: soprano, violins & continuo

The work consists of the two recitative-two aria structure, with each aria accompanied by unison violins, and in the keys of B minor and G major respectively. The attribution is added in what is apparently the same hand providing the attribution and date to a number of cantata and serenata manuscripts in the Santini Collection, including Filli che fra gl'orrori, dated 1706.

In the beautiful kingdom of love there is hope only when faith reigns in a heart.

Vocal range: e’-g’’

Editor: Rosalind Halton

Cantata à voce sola di soprano con violini
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A Scarlatti: Filli e Clori, 'Amica, hora che Aprile'
Forces: 2 sopranos, violins & continuo

Sources: edition based on 4 17th-early 18th century manuscripts in the Santini Collection (Münster), the British Library, and the Bodleian Library, Oxford. [the details are in the editorial notes]

Description: Filli persuades the reluctant Clori to abandon city life for the delights of the country, where she is sure to make new conquests in the hunt of love. Both Filli and Clori have 2 arias of 2 strophes each, interspersed with ritornelli. In the magical final duet, the girls agree to prepare their feet for dancing, and their arms for the hunt. Cardinal Ottoboni's documents mention a performance of 'Amica, hora che Aprile' dated 13 July, 1694. The survival of this work in several sources suggests it was a well-known work in its day.

Editor: Rosalind Halton

Cantata à due soprani e violini
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A Scarlatti: Hor che di Febo
Forces: soprano, violins & continuo

One of Scarlatti's masterpieces for soprano with violins. This solo Serenata, introduced by its Corellian Sinfonia, traces the journey of a lover who aims to steal a glimpse of the sleeping beloved. The image of love as a flower pushing through the icy ground, with shivering violin figures, leads to the final sublime aria and unaccompanied farewell of the lover.

Range: d'- a'''

Aria 3, violins marked 'soli' in one source.

Editor: Rosalind Halton

Cantata à voce sola di soprano con violini
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A Scarlatti: Imagini d'orrore
Forces: bass, violins & continuo

Cantata for bass and strings, 2 arias and 1 recit

Source: autograph dated 16 July, 1710, Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris. Fileno is tormented by doubt and constant visions of Clori's unfaithfulness. Aria 1 features a fully integrated texture of voice and 2 violin parts, with Aria 2 a vigorous piece for unison violins. Fine dramatic scoring.

Range: G - e flat'

Editor: Rosalind Halton

Cantata da Camera, Basso con Violini
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A Scarlatti: Mentre Clori la bella presso un ruscel sedea
Forces: soprano, violins & continuo

Another fine example of how many things can happen by a stream! Here we have the happy meeting of Clori & Tirsi (for a nice change). 3 arias (2 with violins) and three recits, the first pair for a narrator character, the second for Tirsi and the third for Clori herself.

Source: Münster Santini Sammlung Hs 3904(18)

Range: c# - a''

Editor: James Sanderson

Cantata à voce sola di soprano con violini
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A Scarlatti: Qual'ora io veggio
Forces: mezzo-soprano, violins & continuo

"Irene is so beautiful when she wears white - it reminds me of the colour of my devotion to her." A delicious work for low soprano (or high counter tenor) and violins, in Scarlatti's later Neapolitan galant style. Transparent textures and buoyant melodic lines are the colour of this sparkling work.

Vocal range: c' - f#''.

Editor: Rosalind Halton

Cantata à voce sola di soprano con violini
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A Scarlatti: Silentio, aure volanti
Forces: soprano, strings & continuo

'Silentio, aure volanti - the pain of unrequited love in a sinuous cantata of the night. Arioso interwoven into a contrapuntal 4 part texture is a feature of this early work, whose central aria 'Piangerò' is a profound lament in C minor. 'Silentio, aure volanti' can be heard on 'Olimpia and other Cantatas by Alessandro Scarlatti', chacona (ABC Classics 461 687-2).

Range d'-a''.

Editor: Rosalind Halton

Cantata à voce sola di soprano con violini
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A Scarlatti: Sotto l'ombra d'un faggio
Forces: bass, violins & continuo

Conservatorio di Musica, Napoli: 34.5.10

Happy meeting of Tirsi and Clori; virtuoso writing for bass in the first recitative.

Range: G-e'. B minor/A minor.

Editor: Rosalind Halton

Cantata à voce di basso con violini
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A Scarlatti: Su'l margine d'un rio
Forces: soprano, violins & continuo

Su’l margine d’un rio is an immensely attractive work, less intense in both musical style and subject than many of Scarlatti’s cantatas. The shepherdess at the banks of a river does not feel inclined to waste herself on a lukewarm lover: “...learn to love, then come back to me if you like...”

Sources: Münster Santini Sammlung HS 3908, Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale, X-639

Range: d - b'' flat

Editor: Rosalind Halton

Cantata à voce sola di soprano con violini
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A Scarlatti: Tiranna ingrata
Forces: bass, violins & continuo

Our lover's anger is directed towards his beloved this time: "Ungrateful tyrant! I will never be free of this suffering before I die". In ARA format, each aria with its own distinct style and very singable melodies. Some very interesting accompanying writing as well!

Range: A - d

Editor: James Sanderson

Cantata à voce sola di basso con violini
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A Scarlatti: Tu che una dea rassembri
Forces: soprano, violins & continuo

An paean to the beloved who '..resembles a goddess...' with eyes like archers and his heart the target. A considerable piece with string introduction, three arias and two recit/arioso movements.

Source: Münster Santini Sammlung HS 860

Range: d - g'

Editor: James Sanderson

Cantata à voce sola di soprano con violini
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A Scarlatti: Tu resti o mio bel nume
Forces: bass, violins & continuo

The subject is of lovers parting. The debate is about who suffers most - the one who has to leave, or the one left behind. A fine accompagnato recitative introduces the cantata, which is more lyrical than virtuoso. Aria 1 is an elegant siciliano on the theme of two souls as ship and harbour. Aria 2 returns to the musical idea of the opening accompagnato: departure is equated with death, but made sweetened by constancy. Here the violin figurations are ornate, the harmonies intense, and the singer is invited to display a range of an octave and a 5th in the space of 2 quavers. RARA (2 arias are for unison violins)

Vocal range: G#-d'

Source: Biblioteca del Conservatorio, Naples.

Editor: Rosalind Halton

Cantata à voce sola di basso con violini
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Astorga: Che fai, che pensi, e che risolvi?
Forces: soprano, violins & continuo

The course of true love never runs smooth and in this delightful story of Aminta & Dorinda two emotions play in her heart - disdain and love - what will the outcome be? Dorinda will remain constant!

Source: (autograph?) in the British Museum RM.22.a.8(1)

Range: d - a''

Editor: James Sanderson

Cantata à voce sola con violini
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Bononcini: 3 alto cantate con violini
Forces: alto, violins & continuo

The three alto cantate con violini from the 1721 edition 'Cantate e Duetti dedicati alla Sacra Maestà di Giorgio Rè della Gran Bretagna'

Care luci del mio bene
Misero pastorello
Siedi Amarilli mia

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Editor: James Sanderson

3 cantate à voce sola di contralto con violini
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Bononcini: 3 soprano cantate con violini
Forces: soprano, violins & continuo

The three soprano cantate con violini from the 1721 edition 'Cantate e Duetti dedicati alla Sacra Maestà di Giorgio Rè della Gran Bretagna'

Barbara ninfa ingrata
Ecco Dorinda il giorno
Il Lamento d'Olimpia

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Editor: James Sanderson

3 cantate à voce sola di soprano con violini
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Bononcini: Alle sue pene intorno
Forces: soprano, violins & continuo

As they say, 'Hell hath no fury as a woman scorned...' Filli has been rejected by her lover and although she at first threatens all manner of pain to Cupid, she then calls for the furies to bring her poison to end her suffering. In RARA format, the first aria a witty Minuet, the second a two-tempo allegro then largo. Single Unisoni violin part.

Source: BL Add 31518 13r - 16r

Range: d - a flat'

Editor: James Sanderson

Cantata à voce sola di soprano con violini
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Bononcini: Barbara ninfa ingrata
Forces: soprano, violins & continuo

Tirsi is railing at Clori in this large, dramatic cantata. She has gone off and left him again and he wants his life to end. Such drama! 3-part prelude, then RARA format.

Source: 1721 edition in British Library

Range: d - b flat''

Editor: James Sanderson

Cantata à voce sola con violini
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Bononcini: Care luci del mio bene
Forces: alto, violins & continuo

"Dear eyes of my beloved, you would be more beautiful still if you had some pity for me..." Nice is not being nice (again), nevertheless her erstwhile suitor remains faithful and hopes for her pity on his plight. ARA format with some stylish writing for both voice and violins.

Source: 1721 edition in the British Library

Range: a - e'

Editor: James Sanderson

Cantata à voce sola di contralto con violini
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Bononcini: Ecco Dorinda il giorno
Forces: alto, strings & continuo

Contemporary copy (see soprano version below) of the first cantata in the 1721 edition dedicated to George I. (2-part prelude then RARARA format. All arias most singable with a virtuosic presto in the middle. Our young lover is leaving his Dorinda and makes a real song and dance about it!

Source BL Add 14226 f57 - 70r

Range: d - b flat'

Editor: James Sanderson

Cantata à voce sola di contralto con violini
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Bononcini: Ecco Dorinda il giorno
Forces: soprano, violins & continuo

The first cantata in the 1721 edition dedicated to George I. 2-part prelude then RARARA format. All arias most singable with a virtuosic presto in the middle. Our young lover is leaving his Dorinda and makes a real song and dance about it!

Source: British Library copy of the 1721 edition

Range: B flat - f'

Editor: James Sanderson

Cantata à voce sola di soprano con violini
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Bononcini: Il Lamento d'Olimpia
Forces: soprano, violins & continuo

Olimpia's famous lament on being deserted by her beloved Bireno. Here a more thoughful, melancholy variation in the theme rather than the usual tempestuous versions of other composers. 2-part prelude for the strings followed by RARA format cantata.

Source: 1721 edition of cantatas and duets in the British Library

Range: c - g'

Editor: James Sanderson

Cantata à voce sola di soprano con violini
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Bononcini: Misero pastorello
Forces: alto, violins & continuo

At least this time the shepherd is not bemoaning being trerated badly by his beloved. He missed the fields with his sheep and looks forward to returning. 2-part prelude, then RARA format. It is a considerable work.

Source: 1721 edition in the British Library.

Range: G - d'

Editor: James Sanderson

Cantata à voce sola di contralto e violini
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Bononcini: Siedi Amarilli mia
Forces: alto, violins & continuo

A large cantata for alto with a complicated structure. The story deals with the pain of love and includes a dialogue between the lovers Amarilli and Fileno (though sung by the same voice). The first aria sighs, alternating with recitative, the second is sobbing and the third is sprightly. Two-part opening prelude.

Source: British Library copy of 1721 edition

Range: a - e flat'

Editor: James Sanderson

Cantata à voce sola di contralto e violini
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D Scarlatti: Che vidi, o Ciel, che vidi?
Forces: soprano, violins & continuo

One of Domenico Scarlatti's most dramatic cantatas with violins: Heavens! Oh Heavens! Tirsi is languishing, and his face darkens with sorrow. Beside him, his faithful consort piteously expresses in a sad song the harsh pain in her heart, which arouses her bitter weeping. Or else, remaining silent, her glance seems to speak to him, saying "Are you leaving me and abandoning me?"

Commencing with a highly dramatic accompagnato with two contrasting arias and another recit both secco and accompagnato

Range: b flat - b'' flat

Source: MS in the Royal Music Collection now housed in the British Library.

Editor: Kate Eckersley & James Sanderson

Cantata à voce sola con violini
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D Scarlatti: Dir vorrei
Forces: soprano, violins & continuo

Our protagonist is hopelessly in love but unable to utter it to his beloved Nice. In three sections (ARA) with Domenico Scarlatti's typically complex vocal and instrumental lines.

Source: MS in the British Library

Range: c# - a''

Editor: Kate Eckersley & James Sanderson

Cantata à voce sola con violini
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D Scarlatti: O qual meco Nice cangiata
Forces: soprano, violins & continuo

Nice is being 'dishonourable' and ignoring her lover today. "...Oh, how you have changed towards me..." With a fiery allegrissimo introduzione, and RARA format within, this is Domenico Scarlatti stretching the skills of his singer again!

Source: MS in the Royal Music Collection of the British Library

Range: d - b flat''

Editor: Kate Eckersley & James Sanderson

Cantata à voce sola con violini
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D Scarlatti: Piangete occhi dolenti
Forces: soprano, violins & continuo

Weep, eyes weep... What a cheery subject! Love's passion at it's saddest in this virtuosic cantata by Domenico Scarlatti: '...I am in love, and my beloved scorns my pain; she has no feeling of pity...'

Source: MS in the Royal Music Collection at the British Library

Range: c - a''

Editor: Kate Eckersley & James Sanderson

Cantata à voce sola con violini
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D Scarlatti: Pur nel sonno almen tal'ora
Forces: soprano, violins & continuo

Domenico Scarlatti's extraordinary setting of Metastasio's cantata. The format is two-part instrumental introduction, aria, recit, aria with typically virtuosic writing for both violins and voice. The subject is mourning for lost Fille - lost to rival Fileno. Summed up well in the final line: If for for a moment of dreaming I am happy, my torment increases with the coming day.

Range: c - a''

Editor: Kate Eckersley & James Sanderson

Cantata à voce sola con violini
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D Scarlatti: Scritte con falso inganno
Forces: soprano, violins & continuo

In receipt of a 'Dear Jane' letter our protagonist questions everything about it: "...What do you mean by your words 'I am not'..." She maintains her control until the middle section of the last aria where presto e risoluto she loses it completely. RARA format with some stunning vocal writing.

Source: MS in the British Library

Range: c# - a''

Editor: Kate Eckersley & James Sanderson

Cantata à voce sola con violini
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D Scarlatti: Se fedele tu m'adori
Forces: soprano, violins & continuo

Source: MS in the Royal Music Collection now housed in the British Library.

Well, this girl is very open-minded, allowing Tirsi to love whomever he wishes (Nice, Clori, Egeria, Fille) because: The flighty bee is not content to long for the beautiful rose. If it can show itself a lover to other flowers, it wants to fly into the midst of them all...

Range: c' - a''

Editor: Kate Eckersley & James Sanderson

Cantata à voce sola con violini
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D Scarlatti: Tinte à note di sangue
Forces: soprano, violins & continuo

Source: MS in the Royal Music Collection now housed in the British Library.

A fiery piece full of recrimination and anger, then self-pity and despair - a little like life really!! "Written in blood, my betrayed heart sends these tormented words to you...think how much I have loved you, know that you are not mine, and weep for the pity of my plight"

Two recit and aria format, the last aria, similar to the Mancini setting of the same text, alternates fast and slow

Range: d - g'

Editor: Kate Eckersley & James Sanderson

Cantata à voce sola con violini
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