Tra questi colli ameni e belli (Conti, Francesco Bartolomeo)


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Tito Manlio (2015/12/21)

Publisher. Info. 8 Cantatas, A-Wn Mus.Hs.17593
Manuscript, n.d.(ca.1700s).
Misc. Notes Österreichische Nationalbibliothek, Vienna (A-Wn): Mus.Hs.17593 (8).
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General Information

Work Title Tra questi colli ameni e belli
Alternative. Title
Composer Conti, Francesco Bartolomeo
Key G major
Language Italian
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Baroque
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation 2 sopranos, orchestra (2 oboes, strings, continuo) (see below, Comments)

Misc. Comments

  • Grove Music has the title as "Fra questi", not "Tra questi".
  • Grove Music lists this for single oboe and violin. However, there are 6 lines, and the 3 instrumental lines are specified as "Violini & Hautbois", with 2 G clefs and a C3 (alto) clef. This would imply oboe, violin, and viola. However, on p.10 it says "senza Haut" where all 3 instrumental lines have notes on them, implying more than 2 strings, but at that point, they are all playing unison. Unlike other Conti cantatas that specify violins but use alto clef that never goes below G below middle C (thus could be for 2 violins, not violin and viola), this alto clef part goes below the lowest note on the violin on p.34, so it requires a viola player.
  • "Violini e Hautbois" refers to the top two lines - it means "Violins and Oboes". One oboe doubles the section of violins 1, and the second doubles the violins 2. The line with the alto clef is obviously a viola part. TW.