Forces: soprano, strings & continuo
Source BL Add 31618 – a manuscript conatining a number of orchestral cantatas by Leo in copies of varying quality.
The format is sinfonia – recit – aria – recit – aria and the general feel is that peculiar pre-classical sound with repeated bass notes and many pedals. A charming cantata in which the lover compare’s the beloved’s absence to the shadows of night. Very romantic!
Range: Bb – g’
Editor: James Sanderson