Forces: soprano & continuo
Text is by Cardinal Ottoboni: being apart is a monster, a fury, and always gives rise to jealousy. Arias are in B flat (very ornate) and C major (very cheerful and melodic), and the cantata finishes with a brief recitative, giving thanks for faithful love which can survive separation. Both arias have rewarding dialogue for voice and cello. RARAR format
Range: e flat’- g”
Source: British Library, Add. Ms. 34056
The whole manuscript contains settings of Ottoboni’s texts.
Editor: Rosalind Halton