Forces: mezzo-soprano, strings & continuo
Dated London, 1751 this cantata can be performed with either violins or flutes/recorders – it is unclear from the source as to which instrument was preferred (althoug if pushed I would probably lean towards flutes/recorders because of the instrumental writing in the first aria – Amoroso).
The subject is a rather coy lady, probably in love with the Fileno to whom she speaks, but who knows?
Range: c’ – f”
Editor: Kate Eckersley & James Sanderson