Forces: soprano & continuo
A beautiful cantata showing Scarlatti in great inventive mode. The theme is of love lost or gone away: death would be preferable, but even after death he is sure still to long for her. He calls Nature to witness his suffering, but only the merest echo comes back as a reply. RARA format, both arias complicated and chromatic and the recitatives full of harmonic twists and turns.
Source: Münster Santini Sammlung HS 3915(3)
Range: c – g’
Editor: James Sanderson