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Porpora: Non hò vita hò viva morte
Forces: soprano & continuo

To be separated from the beloved is a fate worse than death. In ARA format, the first aria a 'pathetic' largo and the last, portraying the sailor on rough seas, a wonderful allegro

Source: Münster Santini HS 3313 (11)
Range: e - g'

Editor: James Sanderson

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Porpora: Non sò come resisto
Forces: alto & continuo

Main sources: BL Add 14214 100r 106v & Add MS 14210 81v - 88v

The lover deals with the loss of the beloved in this two recit and aria cantata. The first aria is very beautiful the second rather virtuosic for both singer and continuo cellist.
Range: c' - f''

Editor: James Sanderson

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Porpora: Oh Dio, che non è vero
Forces: alto & continuo

Cantata Op. 1, no. 11
Metastasian text in which the lover bemoans the absence of the beloved.
A beautiful lento as the first aria, quite exquisite.
Editor: James Sanderson

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Porpora: Or che d'orrido verno
Forces: soprano, flute, strings & continuo

A substantial cantata with a 2-part Sinfonia, then RARA, including a particularly beautiful Affettuoso aria on the theme of separation from the beloved and a virtuosic final aria railing against the sea.

Range: d - a'

Editor: James Sanderson

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Porpora: Povero fior di Clizia
Forces: alto & continuo

2 recit and aria format. Tells of 'Love's longing'. First aria (Largo) is particularly beautiful.

Editor: James Sanderson

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Porpora: Sento una Tortorella
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As a dove searching for its mate, the lover cries for his beloved in this beautiful example of the genre. In ARA format with some great bird calls.
Source: Münster Santini 3313 (5)
Range: e - g'

Editor: James Sanderson

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Porpora: Sù la cime d'un monte
Forces: soprano & continuo

Source: BL Add 14215 (only source)
Beautifully crafted cantata in a very good and detailed copy. Tirsi is 'dolente' and mesto' yet again, this time starting at the top of a mountain. Here he feels all the pain that love for Eurilla is causing. The first aria, Lento is a perfect evocation of this emotion.
Range: e flat' - g''

Editor: James Sanderson

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