Forces: soprano, violins & continuo
Source: MS in the Royal Music Collection now housed in the British Library.
A fiery piece full of recrimination and anger, then self-pity and despair – a little like life really!! “Written in blood, my betrayed heart sends these tormented words to you…think how much I have loved you, know that you are not mine, and weep for the pity of my plight”
Two recit and aria format, the last aria, similar to the Mancini setting of the same text, alternates fast and slow
Range: d – g’
Editor: Kate Eckersley & James Sanderson