Ombre tacite, e sole for mezzo-soprano, strings & continuo
Editor: James Sanderson
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|Source: British Library Zweig 76
This is an autograph work dated October 31. 1716. In four sections, recit-aria-recit-aria with both recits accompanied. It has two exquisite arias, the last a particularly fine Siciliano. The text deals with unrequited, requited and then spurned love and has it's high point in the last aria: 'Why cruel one do you leave me? Why spurn me? Why betray me? Why search out a new love? Why leave me?'
Range: c' - e'' flat