Forces: soprano, violins & continuo
Olimpia’s famous lament on being deserted by her beloved Bireno. Here a more thoughful, melancholy variation in the theme rather than the usual tempestuous versions of other composers. 2-part prelude for the strings followed by RARA format cantata.
Source: 1721 edition of cantatas and duets in the British Library
Range: c – g’
Editor: James Sanderson