Forces: soprano & continuo
Source: BL Add MS 14213 ff 17r – 22v (only source)
A totally charming work, both musically and textually – despite a little sentimentality. The text can be summarised with one of the lines from the second aria ‘…there may be more beautiful shepherdesses out there, but you’ll never find one as faithful…’ Sweet! Excellent largo to start and a stirring presto for the final aria.
Range: d – g’
Editor: James Sanderson