Forces: mezzo-soprano & continuo
Source: BL Add MS 14213 ff 28r – 36v
Edited from an extremely clear copy in a lower key than usual (starts E major), this very popular cantata of the time (1732) exists in at least 8 copies world-wide. With a charming Sì suonar se piace opening with triplets against duplets, the cantata is in aria – recit – aria format. In the Metastasian text, it appears Clori has strayed, but her lover waits for her, knowing that the stream must return to the sea.
Range: b – g’
Editor: James Sanderson