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Bononcini, Giovanni | Mancini, Francesco | Scarlatti, Alessandro | Scarlatti, Domenico | Steffani, Agostino | Please scroll down to view...

Bononcini, Giovanni (1670-1747)

Duetti da camera
  • Luci barbare spietate
    Forces: soprano, alto & continuo
    The tempestuous meeting of Tirsi and Dorinda. 'Your eyes are the cause of my suffering...but I will always be faithful...' In Duet - Recit - Duet format with both duets virtuosic for the singers.
    Source: 1721 edition in the British Library
    Range (soprano): c - g'
    Range (alto): G - d

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  • O penosa lontananza
    Forces: soprano, bass & continuo
    Here we see both sides of the coin with the soprano lamenting the pain of separation and the bass rejoicing that being so far apart there is less pain... This is a wonderful duetto da camera in Duet - recit - aria - recit- aria - duet format. One for each and the two duets surrounding all.
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  • Pietoso nume arcier
    Forces: 2 altos & continuo
    Dorinda and Aldimira are bemoaning the infedelities of their lovers, Tirsi and Aminta. Luckily they have each other to spur on their suit. In duet (largo et affettuoso) - recit - duet (allegro) format.
    Source:1721 edition in the British Library
    Range (both): b flat - d'

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Mancini, Francesco (1672 - 1737)

Duetti da camera
  • Dori, e Mirtillo
    Forces: soprano, alto & continuo
    A charming duo cantata with two duets, a recit and aria each. Dori[nda] wants to die for love (again!) because Mirtillo has rejected her (she thinks). He declares his undying devotion and all is back to normal. Really interesting harmonically with some very clear vocal writing.
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Scarlatti, Alessandro (born Palermo, 2 May 1660; died Naples, 22 October 1725)

Duetti da camera
  • Clori e Lisa: Lisa, del fuoco mio ti vuò mostrar l’ardore
    Forces: 2 sopranos & continuo
    Dated the 28th of February, 1706, these two ladies are bemoaning the sacrifices necessary for the inevitability of love: loss of liberty and constant heart-ache... 2 duets, an aria each and gossiping recitative link this musical conversation, quite a little drama!
    Editor: James Sanderson
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  • Clori e Mirtillo
    Forces: soprano, alto & continuo
    Source: Santini HS 3903 (with kind permission)
    A totally charming duo cantata in which Love is neither insulted nor threatened! The lovers, Clori and Mirtillo, are actually happy AND in one another's company. This of course leads to quite a lot of music - two duets and an aria each, all linked with some excellent recitative.
    Range (Clori): g - g'
    Range (Mirtillo): c - c'

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  • Floro e Tirsi (Ahi che sará di me?)
    Forces: 2 sopranos & continuo
    2nd September, 1707. A substantial work with a text concerning the pains and joys of love containing 4 duets, two arias and a single recitative.
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  • La Primavera: Clori e Lidia Compagne
    Forces: 2 sopranos & continuo
    Source: Santini Collection, 3901 Diözesan Bibliothek, Münster.
    La Primavera depicts a scene in which two girls await the return of their lovers, Tirsi and Fileno. Spring, the melting of ice, and the return of flowers, happiness and love are the subject of the girls’ conversation.
    Vocal Ranges
    Clori: d’- g’’
    Lidia: d’- g’’

    Editor: Rosalind Halton
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  • Marc Antonio e Cleopatra
    Forces: soprano, alto & continuo
    Source: MS.3901, Santini Collection of the Diözesan Library, Münster. It is the only source of this work, which consists of chamber duets with basso continuo. One of the works, the famous 'Questo silenzio ombroso' carries the comment '1707 in Urbino'.
    This is a substantial chamber duet with recits & arias for both characters as well as two extensive duets.

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  • Nò non ti voglio Cupido
    Forces: soprano, alto & continuo
    The changeable attitude to love certainly makes for a bright piece of music! The opening and closing duets (to the same music) projects two different moods - 'No I don't want it' and 'Yes, I do' Separated by two recits and arias, one for each voice.
    Source: Münster Santini Sammlung HS 865(1)

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  • Tirsi e Clori (O come bello)
    Forces: 2 sopranos & continuo
    An early work with strophic arias sung in turn by the protagonists separated by recitative and concluding with a homophonic duet and the unaccompanied line 'com'è limpido quel rio'
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Scarlatti, Domenico (b Naples, 26 Oct 1685; d Madrid, 23 July 1757)

Duetti da camera
  • Fille e Clori: Se per un sol momento
    Forces: 2 sopranos & continuo
    Source: MS in the collection of the Royal College of Music, London
    Duet - recit - aria - recit - aria - recit - duet all of which deal with the theme of love once lost and regained. The story of Clori and Fileno and their adoration for each other - how beauty can charm and defeat love simultaneously.

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  • Tirsi Caro
    Forces: 2 sopranos & continuo
    Delightful duo cantata by Domenico Scarlatti. Duet - recitative - duet form.
    Editor: Kate Eckersley & James Sanderson
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Steffani, Agostino (1655 - 1728/30)

Duetti da camera
  • Lungi dal Idol mio
    Forces: soprano, alto & continuo
    One of Steffani's famous and beautiful duets - this time the subject revolves around the main theme of separation from the beloved and the pain it causes - la lontananza. In four sections and including some extraordinary intervals (minor ninths etc).
    Source: Münster Santini Sammlung Hs 3904(21)
    Range: b - g' (soprano)
    Range: E - c' (alto)

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