4 Cantates profanes (Various)

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Publisher. Info. Manuscript, n.d.
Misc. Notes Bibliothèque nationale de France, Musique (F-Pn): RES VMA MS-945
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General Information

Work Title Serenate e cantate degli sig.ri Bononcini e Scarlatti - tomo. 14
Alternative. Title 4 Cantates profanes
Composer Various
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. None [force assignment]
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 4 pieces:
1. Alessandro Scarlatti - Il Ratto di Proserpina. 3 voix, 2 violons, bc (p.5 of the manuscript)
2. Alessandro Scarlatti - Fede, idolatria e furore. 3 voix, 2 violons, bc (p.19 of the manuscript)
3. Giovanni Bononcini - Serenata: Clori dà te sol chiedo. 3 voix, instruments (p.32 of the manuscript)
4. Giovanni Bononcini - Serenata: L'Euleo festeggiante nell'ritorno d'Alessandro magno nell'Indie. 9 voix, orchestre (p.57 of the manuscript)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1730-50 ca.
Language Italian
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation see below, Comments

Navigation etc.

  • Scarlatti: BnF lists Allessandro Scarlatti as the "Compositeur présumé" of both these cantatas, but Grove Music does not list either of these works in Alessandro Scarlatti's work list.
  • Il Ratto: Roles are Proserpina (C1 clef), Diana (C1 clef), Pluto quiesce dal inferno (F4 clef).
  • Fede, idolatria: Roles are Idolatria (C1 clef), Fede (C1 clef), Furore (F4 clef).
  • Bononcini: Clori dà te sol chiedo: the manuscript is unmarked, but RISM lists the instrumentation as "S (2), A, vl 1, vl 2, bc".
  • Bononcini: L'Euleo festeggiante nell'ritorno d'Alessandro magno nell'Indie: Grove Music lists this as having 10 voices. The orchestral instrumentation is 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 bassoons, 2 trumpets, strings, continuo. Martin Luther University Halle (p.7) lists the tenth voice as "Nearco", a role that is not in this score. Tagged for both for now.