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Detail from the autograph of the Cantata pastorale, 1716: Non sò qual più m'ingombra
Source: Musiksammlung der Staatsbibliothek, Berlin

Detail from the autograph score of Cantata da camera: Ombre tacite e sole, 31.10.1716
Source: British Library

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The Composer's Words
Scarlatti enjoyed the patronage of Ferdinando de' Medici in the first decade of the 18th century. The cultured prince - who supported the ambitious inventions of Bartolomeo Cristofori while he developed the 'cembalo col forte e piano' - commissioned several operas from Alessandro. The composer could not often attend to direct the productions, and he entrusted some of his ideas about his music to the prince.

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Scarlatti, Alessandro (born Palermo, 2 May 1660; died Naples, 22 October 1725)

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  • Augellin vago e canoro
    Forces: soprano, 2 recorders & continuo
    Source: Santini Sammlung, Diözesan Library, Münster: Hs. 3975, ff. 35-59v
    The image of the caged bird appears frequently in vocal music of the Italian baroque – maybe a poignant image to the many castrati whose voice was itself the cage within which life was lived. In cantatas such as ‘Augellin’, the bird functions as symbol of the lover imprisoned by the pain of love unreturned.
    3 arias and two recits.

    Editor: Rosalind Halton
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  • Mentre Clori la bella sotto l'ombra d'un mirto
    Forces: soprano, 2 flutes & continuo
    Clori is being very insensitive, sitting beneath her Myrtle tree and enjoying the breeze whilst Fileno is suffering all the torments of love! In RARARA format with two of the arias with 2 flutes accompaniment and 2 with ritornelli. A lovely piece with some very interesting use of harmony...
    Source: Münster Santini Sammlung Hs 3975(2)
    Range: d - a''

    Editor: James Sanderson
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  • Quella pace gradita
    Forces: soprano, violin, flute, cello, cembalo
    This autograph cantata consists of 3 recitatives and 3 arias, with instrumental introduction for 2 paired groups - solo violin and cello, with answering recorder and harpsichord. Performance markings from the surviving partbooks have been incorporated. The unusual scoring gives each instrument in turn a starring role, ending with the recorder cooing of the turtle-dove in Aria 3.
    Source: Münster Santini Sammlung
    Range: d'-g''

    Editor: Rosalind Halton
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