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Collection of 2 Cantata pastorale
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Cantata à voce sola di soprano con violini
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Cantata à voce sola con stromenti d'arco
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Cantata à voce sola di (mezzo) soprano
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Cantata da camera
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Cantata con violini
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Cantata à voce sola di mezzo-soprano
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Trio for Farinelli, Bernacchi and Tesi
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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: 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: Cantata pastorale - O di Betlemme altera
Forces: soprano/alto, strings & continuo

Source: BL Add 14165 ff202r - 217v

Scarlatti's beautiful narrative Christmas Cantata, made up of introduzzione (allegro/[pastorale]), recitative, andante, recitative, andante, recitative, pastorale.

Range: c - a''

Editor: James Sanderson

Cantata pastorale
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A Scarlatti: Cantata Pastorale, 1716
Forces: voice, 2 violins & continuo

'Non sò qual più m'ingombra': the first published modern edition with parts of 'the other' Christmas solo cantata, based, with kind permission, on the autograph score in the Deutsche Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin.

The low soprano range of the vocal part lends itself to performance by various voice types, e.g. mezzo soprano or countertenor. The work opens with a masterly accompanied recitative on the wonder of the Christmas story. The two arias beautifully contrast Scarlatti's most ornate 'modern' style with the simplicity of the final Siciliano, with its message of peace to the whole world.

Range: d'-e''

Editor: Rosalind Halton

Cantata pastorale
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A Scarlatti: Ombre tacite, e sole
Forces: mezzo-soprano, strings & continuo

Source: British Library Zweig 76

This is an autograph work dated October 31. 1716.

In four sections, recit-aria-recit-aria with both recits accompanied. It has two exquisite arias, the last a particularly fine Siciliano. The text deals with unrequited, requited and then spurned love and has it's high point in the last aria: 'Why cruel one do you leave me? Why spurn me? Why betray me? Why search out a new love? Why leave me?'

Range: c' - e'' flat

Editor: James Sanderson

Cantata à voce sola con stromenti d'arco
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Bononcini: Vanne si ruscelletto contento
Forces: mezzo-soprano & continuo

Source: BL Add MS 64960

Formerly owned by Maria Ducarel, recorded (f. ii verso) as a gift to her from George Henry Lee, 3rd Earl of Lichfield, in 1768. This charming cantata uses the water flowing into the sea simile to describe longing for the beloved. In aria (Larghetto) - recit - aria (Allegro) format.

Range: b - e'

Editor: James Sanderson

Cantata à voce sola di (mezzo) soprano
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Hasse: O pace del mio cor
Forces: mezzo-soprano & continuo

O peace of my heart, where do you wander?

A beautiful RARA format cantata with roccoco harmony, delightful vocal lines and a real charm.

Range: c - f'

Editor: James Sanderson
Cantata da camera
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Hasse: Per palesarti appieno
Forces: mezzo-soprano, strings & continuo

Dated London, 1751 this cantata can be performed with either violins or flutes/recorders - it is unclear from the source as to which instrument was preferred (althoug if pushed I would probably lean towards flutes/recorders because of the instrumental writing in the first aria - Amoroso). The subject is a rather coy lady, probably in love with the Fileno to whom she speaks, but who knows?

Range: c' - f''

Editor: Kate Eckersley & James Sanderson

Cantata con violini
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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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Porpora: Cora amante di perchè
Forces: mezzo-soprano & continuo

One of three aria-recit-aria cantatas in BL MS Add 29484, simple but very attractive. Subject: Cora's unwillingness to love

Editor: James Sanderson

Cantata à voce sola di mezzo-soprano
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Porpora: Venticel che trà le frondi
Forces: mezzo-soprano, strings & continuo

From a very clear contemporary copy in the British Library

A substantial cantata with a text concerning our old friends Tirsi and Clori.

Range c# - f' and would suit a low soprano or highish alto. Excellent largo to start and a dramatic accompagnato recit. The feel is similar to the Venetian motets.

Editor: James Sanderson

Cantata con violini
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Vinci: Terzetto - Sento scherzar nel petto
Forces: soprano, mezzo-soprano, alto, strings & continuo

A trio for three of the great singers of the early 18th century, Farinelli, Bernacchi and Tesi. An emotional triabgle between mother, lover and son.

Source: Münster Santini Sammlung Hs 4262

Range (soprano): d - f'

Range (mezzo): b flat - f'
Range (alto): d blat - d'
Editor: James Sanderson

Trio for Farinelli, Bernacchi and Tesi
£5.95
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