Forces: alto & continuo
Here Porpora is at the height both of his recitative and ‘pathetic’ writing with a stunning first aria, but also maintains the fieriness of his allegro writing in the last aria.
This pastoral cantata is all about ‘separation angst’ and the suffering when abandoned by one’s love – in this case Fileno (again).
Source: Münster Santini Hs 3313 (Nr. 17)
Range: c – d’
Editor: James Sanderson