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Cantata à soprano, violin solo, flauto, violoncello solo, e cembalo
£5.95
Aria from Flavio Anicio Olibrio
£3.95
Aria from Gli Orti Esperidi
£4.95
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
£5.95
Porpora: Chiara dea
Forces: alto, strings & continuo

Act I scene i of Porpora's 1711 opera Flavio Anicio Olibrio provides us with another obbligato cello aria (who was the cellist?)

Editor: James Sanderson

Aria from Flavio Anicio Olibrio
£3.95
Porpora: Concerto per Violoncello (G)
Forces: violoncello solo, strings & continuo

Porpora's G Major cello concerto from a contemporary copy in BL MS Add 14125. This performing edition comes complete with parts for orchestra and soloist. The MIDI preview is of the second movement - Allegro. There are four movements in total (Adagio (C) - Allegro (C) - Adagio (3/4) - Allegro (6/8)). The concerto is highly virtuosic and the solo writing well suited to the instrument.

Editor: James Sanderson

Cello concerto in G
£9.95
Porpora: Giusto amor tu che m'accendi
Forces: soprano/alto, obbligato cello & continuo

Adonis' (Farinelli) aria from Act 2, scene ii of the 'Dramma per Musica' Gli orti esperidi (Naples, Palazzo Reale 28th August 1721).

Source BL MS Add. 14118 (autograph).

Editor: James Sanderson

Aria from Gli Orti Esperidi
£4.95
Porpora: Sonata per violoncello
Forces: cello & continuo

From a copy in the British Library (Add 14125) this F major sonata provides some tricky passages for the instrument. Continuo figures are missing in the copy, however they have been provided in this edition.

Editor: James Sanderson

Cello sonata
£6.95
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