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Cantata spirituale à voce sola di contralto
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Collection of six Cantate spirituale
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Cantata à voce sola di contralto
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Aria from Tolomeo Act III
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Cantata con violini
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Cantata da camera
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Cantata spirituale
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Motetto solo (Psalm 112)
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Cantata con violini
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Lessons for Thursday of Holy Week
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Lessons for Wednesday of Holy Week
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Lessons for the Friday of Holy Week
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6 cantate spirituale
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Cantata spirituale
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Cantata à voce solo di contralto
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Durante: Cantata spirituale 1 (Vincesti pur vincesti)
Seneca funato ossia la crudeltà di Nerone

Forces: alto & continuo

Source BL Add. 14110

2 recitatives and arias, dramatic and beautiful cantata.

Editor: James Sanderson

Cantata spirituale à voce sola di contralto
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Durante: Cantata spirituale 2 (Dove infelice)
L'anima del ricco Epulone parlante nell'Inferno

Forces: alto & continuo
Source BL Add. 14110
Paired recitative and aria, dramatic cantata.

Editor: James Sanderson

Cantata spirituale à voce sola di contralto
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Durante: Cantata spirituale 3 (Lascia alfin mio cor)
Il fine dell' uomo

Forces: alto & continuo
Source BL Add. 14110
Cantata in grand religious style. Paired recitative and aria.

Editor: James Sanderson
Cantata spirituale à voce sola di contralto
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Durante: Cantata spirituale 4 (Dunque fra pochi stanti)
Sopra il giudizio particolare

Forces: alto & continuo
Source BL Add. 14110
Cantata in grand religious style. Paired recitative and aria.
Editor: James Sanderson
Cantata spirituale à voce sola di contralto
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Durante: Cantata spirituale 5 (Chi per pietà/Non più figlio)
Figliuol prodigo

Forces: alto & continuo
Source BL Add. 14110
In 3 recitative and aria format. Very beautiful

Editor: James Sanderson

Accoglienza pietosa

Forces: alto & continuo
Source BL Add. 14110
Dramatic recitative and aria
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Cantata spirituale à voce sola di contralto
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Durante: Cantata spirituale 6 (Al risuonar di spaventose trombe)
Sopra il giudizio universale

Forces: alto & continuo
Source BL Add. 14110
Cantata in grand religious style. Paired recitative and aria.
Editor: James Sanderson

Cantata spirituale à voce sola di contralto
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Durante: Sei Cantate Spirituale
Forces: alto & continuo

The six cantatas from BL MS Add 14110

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Vincesti pur vincesti
Dove infelice
Lascia alfin mio cor
Dunque fra pochi istanti
Figluol Prodigo/Accolienze Pietosa
A risuonar di spaventose trombe

Editor: James Sanderson
Collection of six Cantate spirituale
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Handel: Sento la che ristretto
Forces: alto & continuo

Source: BL Add 29484/Autograph in BL

Alto (first?) version of the cantata where the river likens his love of the sea to Nice.

Editor: James Sanderson

Cantata à voce sola di contralto
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Handel: Stille amare
Forces: alto, strings & continuo

Tolomeo's 'Poison' aria from Act III, scene iv of Handel's opera of the same name which was completed in 1728. Tolomeo believes himself to be betrayed and has taken what he thinks is poison, passing out before he can complete the truncated da capo of the aria. There is an excellent secco and accompagnato recitative which preceeds the aria.

Editor: James Sanderson

Aria from Tolomeo Act III
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Hasse: Alma redemptoris mater
Forces: alto, strings & continuo

Source: BL R.M.c.17.(4) 15ff (once the property of Dr Burney)

In three sections of two hexameters each this is a beautiful setting of the latin text.

The Alma Redemptoris Mater is one of the four seasonal antiphons prescribed to be sung or recited in the Liturgy of the Hours after night prayer (Compline or Vespers). It is usually sung from the eve of the first Sunday of Advent until the Friday before the Feast of the Presentation.

Range: b flat - d'

Editor: James Sanderson

Marian antiphon
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Hasse: È ver, è ver mia Fille
Forces: alto, strings & continuo

Source: BL Add MS 14213 (only source)

Once again a young man's love is being rejected by a heartless shepherdess. 2 recit & arias format with a large dominant pedal presence!

Range: d - e'

Editor: James Sanderson

Cantata con violini
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Hasse: Infelice tortorella
Forces: alto, strings & continuo

Source: BL Add 14213 ff 37v - 48v (only source)

This a charming cantata with an opening ritornello vaguely reminiscent of the Vivaldi Gloria. Three movements: aria (larghetto e staccato), recitative and aria (allegretto)

The theme is Arcadian, this time the shepherd(ess) compares him/herself to the dove and the way it behaves when separated from it's love.

Range: a - e'

Editor: James Sanderson

Cantata con violini
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Hasse: Irene, amata Irene
Forces: alto & continuo

From the collection of the Biblioteca del Conservatorio di musica S. Pietro a Majella this is a charming cantata for contralto and continuo. Typically, our protagonist is in love with a dismissive Irene and he expresses this in a RARA format with sinuous recitatives, a complex. chromatic first Adagio aria and a fiery aria to finish.

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Cantata da camera
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Hasse: Oh Dio partir conviene
Forces: alto & continuo

A classic lontananza cantata with great pathos. RARA format and filled with plangent melody and extraordinary harmonic shifts in the recitatives. Mirzia is our heroine and her erstwhile lover is forced to be separated from her. Oh, the anguish!!

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Cantata da camera
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Hasse: Orgoglioso fiumicello (alto)
Forces: mezzo-soprano & continuo

Source: BL Add MS 14213 ff 28r - 36v

Edited from an extremely clear copy in a lower key than usual (starts E major), this very popular cantata of the time (1732) exists in at least 8 copies world-wide. With a charming Sì suonar se piace opening with triplets against duplets, the cantata is in aria - recit - aria format. In the Metastasian text, it appears Clori has strayed, but her lover waits for her, knowing that the stream must return to the sea.

Range: b - g'

Editor: James Sanderson
Cantata obligato
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Hasse: Passa da pena in pena
Forces: alto, flute & continuo

To go through many pains to acheive true love seems to be the moral of many of the Pastoral cantata texts and this beautiful example is no exception. In ARA format, the first aria in 2/4 then 3/8, the last a lovely allegro moderato

Source: MSS in Münster and the British Library

Range: c - e'

Editor: James Sanderson

Cantata con flauto
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Hasse: Pur ti stringo in questo petto
Forces: alto & continuo

Source: BL Add MS 14213 ff 49v - 55v

This was a very popular work at the time of its writing. There are no fewer than 7 copies extant, 3 of which are in the UK. The cantata starts with an aria with 'Si suonar se piace' over contrary motion figures in the continuo/upper part. Reminiscent in some ways of Orgoglioso fiumicello. The final section is a recit-cum-arioso apologising for any interruption! Very singable, very enjoyable...

Range: b - e'

Editor: James Sanderson

Cantata da camera
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Leo: Adorato Giesù
Forces: alto & continuo

Source: BL MS Add 14112 The first of six 'Cantate Spirituale' in a British Library manuscript containing works exclusively by Leo.

Consisting of recit - arioso - recit - largo - recit - largo - recit - largo assai, with the last being non-da capo. The theme is one in which the listener is exhorted to find love through Christ.

Range: a - c#'

Editor: James Sanderson

Cantata spirituale
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Leo: Beatus vir
Forces: alto, violins & continuo

A substantial setting of the psalm 112 for alto, violins and continuo. Virtuosic in style and showing galant musical characteristics. In seven movements.

Source: Münster HS xy175

Range: a - d'

Editor: James Sanderson

Motetto solo (Psalm 112)
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Leo: Che farai, Lidia cara!
Forces: alto, strings & continuo

Sources: BL Add 31618 f20v - f38 and MS 22.g.9.8

The subject matter is Arcadian and concerns the unrequited love of a young man for Lidia. A string prelude 'Alla francese' with two recit and aria pairs. The arias are particularly beautiful.

Range: b' - f#''

Editor: James Sanderson

Cantata con violini
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Leo: Dal di che in questo petto
Forces: alto & continuo

A delightful RARA format cantata for alto and continuo in which our erstwhile lover tries to convince Nice that love is just a game and forgiving his infidelity is her only course of action. Hmmm...interesting theory...

Editor: James Sanderson

Cantata da camera
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Leo: Dove fuggo, a che penso
Forces: alto & continuo

Source: BL MS Add 14112

The second of six 'Cantate Spirituale' in a British Library manuscript containing works exclusively by Leo.

Starting with a great recit with the bass line flying around the vocal part, the works consists of three recit and aria pairs. The second aria (MIDI preview) being wonderfully chromatic. The subject matter concerns the sinner's unwillingness to return to Godliness.

Range: Bb - d'

Editor: James Sanderson

Cantata spirituale
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Leo: Frangi Cupido i dardi
Forces: alto & continuo

Source: BL Add MS 14210 ff24r - 29r

Once more, the lover is tired of being struck by Cupid's darts and begs him to break them - he hasn't the strength to resist any more! Cupid however has other plans and torments the lover further. 2 recits with andante and affettuoso arias.

Range: c - d'

Editor: James Sanderson

Cantata da camera
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Leo: Io seguir il Nume arciero
Forces: alto & continuo

Source: BL Add MS 14210 ff18r - 23v

The follower of the God of Love is regretting his decision and exhorts us to choose freedom over the chains of love! 2 recit and aria format with excellent contrast between the arias and interesting and involved recits.

Range: b flat - d'

Editor: James Sanderson

Cantata da camera
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Leo: IX Lezione per la Settimana Santa
Forces: soprano, alto & continuo

Sources: BL Add MS 14112, Egerton MS 2466

The complete IX Lezione per la Settimana Santa ... per la Real Capella di Napoli. See the individual descriptions for details.

Editor: James Sanderson

9 Lessons for Holy Week
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Leo: Laudate pueri
Forces: alto, 2 corni, 2 oboi, violins, viola & continuo

A substantial setting of the psalm 113 from what is reputed to be an autograph source. Galant in style and virtuosic for the singer.

Source: Münster HS xy175

Range: b - d' Editor: James Sanderson

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Leo: Lezione del Giovedì Santo
Forces: soprano, alto & continuo

Source: BL Add MS 14112, Egerton MS 2466

The Lessons for the Thursday of Holy Week from the IX Lezione per la Settimana Santa ... per la Real Capella di Napoli. Divided primarily into the three sections, 'De lamentatione Jeremiæ prophetæ. Heth. Cogitavit Dominus disspare', 'Lamed. Matribus suis dixerunt', and 'Aleph. Ego vir videns paupertatem', the first and last for soprano, the central section for alto, each section is then subdivided into many smaller quasi-aria, arioso, and recitative sections which make up the whole, each ending with the imploring Jerusalem convertere ad Dominum Deum tuum - Jerusalem, return to your God. They are extraordinary works with great variation and some truly extraordinary invention both in terms of melody and harmony. The range, both dramatic and vocal is extraordinary.

Editor: James Sanderson

Lessons for Thursday of Holy Week
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Leo: Lezione del Mercordi Santo
Forces: soprano, alto & continuo

Source: BL Add MS 14112

The Lessons for the Wednesday of Holy Week from the IX Lezione per la Settimana Santa ... per la Real Capella di Napoli. Divided primarily into the three sections, 'Incipit lamentatio Jeremiæ Prophetæ. Aleph. Quomodo sedet sola civitas', 'Vau. Et egressus est a Filia Sion', and 'Manum suam misit hostis (missing the Ioth. at the start of the verse)', the first and last for soprano, the central section for alto, each section is then subdivided into many smaller quasi-aria, arioso, and recitative sections which make up the whole, each ending with the imploring Jerusalem convertere ad Dominum Deum tuum - Jerusalem, return to your God. They are extraordinary works with great variation and some truly plangent harmonies. This first of the three Lezione uses much variation between violoncelli and bassi.

Range (soprano): b flat - b flat''

Range (alto): G - e flat'

Editor: James Sanderson

Lessons for Wednesday of Holy Week
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Leo: Lezione del Venerdì Santo
Forces: soprano, alto & continuo

Source: BL Add MS 14112

The Lessons for Good Friday from the IX Lezione per la Settimana Santa ... per la Real Capella di Napoli. Divided primarily into the three sections, 'De lamentatione Jeremiæ Prophetæ. Heth. Misericordiæ Domini', 'Aleph, quomodo obscuratum', and 'Incipit oratio Jeremiæ Prophetæ. Recordare Domine', the first and last for soprano, the central piece for alto, each section is then subdivided into many smaller quasi-aria, arioso, and recitative sections which make up the whole, each ending with the imploring Jerusalem convertere ad Dominum Deum tuum - Jerusalem, return to your God. They are extraordinary works with great variation and some truly plangent harmonies.

Range (soprano): b flat - b flat''(sometimes in one four note phrase)

Range (alto): a - e'

Editor: James Sanderson

Lessons for the Friday of Holy Week
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Leo: S'offendesti il mio Signor
Forces: alto & continuo

Source: BL MS Add 14112

The fifth of six 'Cantate Spirituale' in a British Library manuscript containing works exclusively by Leo.

In three recit and aria form with an extraordinarily beautiful first aria (Largo). The text describes a desire not to be born if, during life, one could offend God.

Range: a - d'

Editor: James Sanderson

Cantata spirituale
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Leo: Sei cantata spirituale
Forces: alto & continuo

Source: BL MS Add 14112

The six cantate spirituale from the above MS in a collected form. Beautiful writing both in recitative and aria.

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For previews see the individual cantatas:
Adorato Giesù
Dove fuggo, a che penso
Tremolanti d'intorno
Vissi nol niego
S'offendesti il mio Signor
Sono piene di serene

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6 cantate spirituale
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Leo: Sono piene di serene
Forces: alto & continuo

Source: BL MS Add 14112

The last of six 'Cantate Spirituale' in a British Library manuscript containing works exclusively by Leo.

In three arias & two recits form, the subject matter boils down to redemption only being found through God.

Range: a - d'

Editor: James Sanderson

Cantata spirituale
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Leo: Tremolanti d'intorno
Forces: alto & continuo

Source: BL MS Add 14112

The third of six 'Cantate Spirituale' in a British Library manuscript containing works exclusively by Leo.

An atmospheric opening recit. with the vocal line imitating the trembling of the title, the cantata contains three recit and aria pairs. The text concerns the devout's willing sacrifice for love of God.

Range: Bb - d'

Editor: James Sanderson

Cantata spirituale
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Leo: Vissi nol niego
Forces: alto & continuo

Source: BL MS Add 14112

The fourth of six 'Cantate Spirituale' in a British Library manuscript containing works exclusively by Leo.

In three recit and aria form with some extraordinary chromatic shifts. The text concerns redemption through contrition and the desite to be with God in death.

Range: Bb - d'

Editor: James Sanderson

Cantata spirituale
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Mancini: Agitato mio pensiero
Forces: alto & continuo

Source: BL Add MS 64960 Formerly owned by Maria Ducarel, recorded (f. ii verso) as a gift to her from George Henry Lee, 3rd Earl of Lichfield, in 1768.

Here Amor is stirring the heart and throughts of an erstwhile lover. With an excellent opening allegro and concluding with a slightly 'crooked' andante this is a jolly sing through one of the genre's typical subjects.

Range: a - c'

Editor: James Sanderson
Cantata à voce solo di contralto
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Mancini: Alpestre, monte e solitaria selva
Forces: alto & continuo

Source: BL Add MS 14213 124v - 131v

Oh, the pain that Love causes, and once again it's Nice! Here the lover would willingly shed every last drop of blood to get Nice back. Hello?!!? Two recit and aria format, both arias slow, in the (appropriately) pathetic style.

Range: a - d'

Editor: James Sanderson

Cantata à voce solo di contralto
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