Forces: soprano & continuo
Source: MS in the collection of the Royal College of Music, London
Aria – recit – aria format, the first remarkable for its chromaticism, the last for its sheer verve and virtuosity. The text deals with a young man whose love for Fille has caused him ‘fierce grief’ and leads him to pray to the God of Love for assistance.
Range: a – a”
Editor: Kate Eckersley & James Sanderson