Forces: alto & continuo
The image of the turtle dove taking away sorrow and bringing contentment to the unhappy shepherdess longing for her beloved Tirsi. In RARA format with a throbbing affettuoso and a sprightly con spirito, ma non presto. Great writing for the continuo as well!
Source: British Library copy of the 1721 edition
Range: a – d’
Editor: James Sanderson