Forces: soprano & continuo
Source: BL Add 14214 ff 78v – 85v (only source)
In aria-recit-aria form, both arias without tempo indication, but probably a tempo giusto and lento or affettuoso. As usual, the recitative is beautifully crafted, accurately reflecting the rhythm of the language.
The text concerns love as an allegory of the life of a sailor on rough seas.
Range: d – a” flat
Editor: James Sanderson