Forces: alto, strings & continuo
Contemporary copy (see soprano version below) of the first cantata in the 1721 edition dedicated to George I. (2-part prelude then RARARA format. All arias most singable with a virtuosic presto in the middle. Our young lover is leaving his Dorinda and makes a real song and dance about it!
Source BL Add 14226 f57 – 70r
Range: d – b flat’
Editor: James Sanderson