Forces: alto, strings & continuo
Source: BL Add 14213 ff 37v – 48v (only source)
This a charming cantata with an opening ritornello vaguely reminiscent of the Vivaldi Gloria. Three movements: aria (larghetto e staccato), recitative and aria (allegretto)
The theme is Arcadian, this time the shepherd(ess) compares him/herself to the dove and the way it behaves when separated from it’s love.
Range: a – e’
Editor: James Sanderson