Forces: mezzo-soprano & continuo
‘Oh, how lucky is he who spends his days away from the noise and bustle of the city…the is no treasure more dear than sweet silence’. This is a paen to the pastoral life in ARA format. Absolutely delightful work with some very tricky vocal writing for a quite low voice part. Additionally, it is clear that Antonio was a cellist as the continuo part is both high and rather a challenge. Enjoyable for the cellists amongst you!
Source: Naples I-Nc
Editor: James Sanderson