Forces: soprano, strings & continuo
Source: BL RM 22.g.9(4)
With a text written in the first person from the point of view of the Prodigal Son, this is a splendid example of both piety and inventiveness. Using all the chromatic skill typical of the so called ‘Neapolitan School’ Leo weaves an emotional musical story around the text. The form is (instrumental) introduction, recit, aria, recit, aria with a great deal of variation.
Range: d – g’
Editor: James Sanderson