Forces: soprano, violins & continuo
One of Scarlatti’s masterpieces for soprano with violins. This solo Serenata, introduced by its Corellian Sinfonia, traces the journey of a lover who aims to steal a glimpse of the sleeping beloved. The image of love as a flower pushing through the icy ground, with shivering violin figures, leads to the final sublime aria and unaccompanied farewell of the lover.
Range: d’- a”’
Aria 3, violins marked ‘soli’ in one source.
Editor: Rosalind Halton