Forces: soprano & continuo
A large cantata telling the story of the huntress Dorisbe. Her face is compared to the snares of Cupid, her bow to Cupid’s darts and the listener is exhorted to hunt animals, not Love. In a complicated RAARARAA format, the last aria gradually becoming arioso then recitative. Some excellent hunting motifs in the music, particularly evoking the sound of the hunting horn.
Sources: Münster Santini Sammlung HS 3977 and HS 864
Range: c – g’
Editor: James Sanderson