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Cantata à voce sola di contralto
£4.95
Setting of Salve Regina
£7.95
Setting of Salve Regina
£7.95
Cantata à voce sola di soprano
£4.95
Cantata à voce sola di contralto
£4.95
Cantata à voce sola di contralto
£4.95
Cantata à voce sola di contralto
£4.95
Duetto à due voci, soprano e contralto
£3.95
Cantata à voce sola di contralto
£4.95
Cantata à voce sola di contralto
£4.95
Cantata à voce sola di contralto
£4.95
Trio for Farinelli, Bernacchi and Tesi
£5.95
Porpora: Questa dunque è la selve
Forces: alto & continuo

Sources: BL Add 14214 and Add 14225
Aminta and Nice in a story of love denied and a woman spurned. 7 copies are known in both alto and soprano keys so it must have been a popular piece. An extensive work in recit - aria - recit - aria form.
Range: b - e'

Editor: James Sanderson

Cantata à voce sola di contralto
£4.95
Porpora: Regina Coeli
Forces: alto, strings & continuo

Source BL MS Add 14129

Highly virtuosic motet for alto and strings. Extraordinarily difficult! Written in March 1742 and dedicated per la signorina Marina.

Editor: James Sanderson

Solo motet
£7.95
Porpora: Salve Regina (d)
Forces: alto, strings & continuo

Source: copyist's work in the British Library

An extremely varied work with a wide-ranging vocal part and some very beautiful lines. This is another work which puts paid to Burney's sniggers!

Editor: James Sanderson

Setting of Salve Regina
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Porpora: Salve Regina (F)
Forces: alto, strings & continuo

Source BL Add 14125

Dated 1744 and written in four movements including an allegro-adagio da capo aria and a superb opening 'Salve Regina'. Beautiful setting of this latin text.

Editor: James Sanderson

Setting of Salve Regina
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Porpora: Siedi Amarilli mia
Forces: alto & continuo

2 recit and aria format, first aria accompagnato then secco. The story of Amarilli and Fileno and love's vicissitudes. First aria (largo) is very beautful. Source BL Add 14227 in hand of anonymous copyist. Catalogued in soprano key in Naples Conservatorio.

Editor: James Sanderson

Cantata à voce sola di soprano
£4.95
Porpora: Speranza del mio cor
Forces: alto & continuo

Source BL Add 14122
Hope of my heart..." Virtuosic cantata for alto and continuo in two recitatives and arias

Editor: James Sanderson

Cantata à voce sola di contralto
£4.95
Porpora: Sù la fiorita sponda
Forces: alto & continuo

Source: BL Add 14214 ff 107v - 114v (only source)
On the flowery banks of the bubbling brook sits the vague Colinette enjoying the theatre of flowers and herbs in a text possibly by Metastasio. She does a lot of sighing and causes drooping (!). Two recit and aria form with an extraordinary first aria full of 32nd notes and a fiery last aria.
Range: c' - d''
Editor: James Sanderson

Cantata à voce sola di contralto
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Porpora: Ti piacque non è vero
Forces: alto & continuo

Oh, the pain of unrequited love fills our protagonist in this simple but effective piece. In ARA format, both arias allegro
Source: Münster Santini Sammlung HS 3319 (only source)
Range: a - d'

Editor: James Sanderson

Cantata à voce sola di contralto
£4.95
Porpora: Vanne e vivi con la speranza
Forces: soprano, alto, violins & continuo

A very popular duet by Porpora which is extant in a number of copies throughout the world. This edition is based mainly upon the copy in the British Library Add 31593. The lovers free one another to separate and live in hope.

Editor: James Sanderson

Duetto à due voci, soprano e contralto
£3.95
Porpora: Vedi mio core amante
Forces: alto & continuo

A further copy of a work thought only to exist in Italy and Scotland. This copy, written in alto clef is still quite high (to e) and in classic recit-aria-recit-aria form, the first aria 'affettuoso' the second 'presto'. Available in high and low keys.

Editor: James Sanderson

Cantata à voce sola di contralto
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Porpora: Veggo la selva e il monte
Forces: alto & continuo

Cantata Op. 1, no. 7
Source: British Library copy of the 1735 edition
Virtuosic cantata for alto and continuo in two recitatives and arias. Second aria is extraordinary!
Text by Metastasio

Editor: James Sanderson

Cantata à voce sola di contralto
£4.95
Porpora: Vidi la navicella
Forces: alto & continuo

Source: BL Add 14214 ff139v - 145v (only source)
Slightly careless copy of a cantata with some tremendous invention. Aria - recit - aria form, the text deals with a lovely simile of a boat on rough seas longing for the shore being like the treacherous waters of love.
Range: a - d'

Editor: James Sanderson

Cantata à voce sola di contralto
£4.95
Vinci: Terzetto - Sento scherzar nel petto
Forces: soprano, mezzo-soprano, alto, strings & continuo

A trio for three of the great singers of the early 18th century, Farinelli, Bernacchi and Tesi. An emotional triabgle between mother, lover and son.

Source: Münster Santini Sammlung Hs 4262

Range (soprano): d - f'

Range (mezzo): b flat - f'
Range (alto): d blat - d'
Editor: James Sanderson

Trio for Farinelli, Bernacchi and Tesi
£5.95
Vinci: Tu partisti, o del core
Forces: alto & continuo

A delightful offering from Sgr. Vinci, in RARA format, the recitatives long and complex, the arias reflecting Burney's opinion than Vinci was a master at "...simplifying and polishing melody and calling the attention of the audience cheifly to the voice part."

Sad, yet vibrant - a tale of longing and despair.

Range: a - e'

Editor: James Sanderson

Cantata da camera
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