Forces: alto, violins & continuo
A large cantata for alto with a complicated structure. The story deals with the pain of love and includes a dialogue between the lovers Amarilli and Fileno (though sung by the same voice). The first aria sighs, alternating with recitative, the second is sobbing and the third is sprightly. Two-part opening prelude.
Source: British Library copy of 1721 edition
Range: a – e flat’
Editor: James Sanderson