Il martirio di S. Orsola (Scarlatti, Alessandro)

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Publisher. Info. Manuscript, n.d.(ca.1695-1750).
Misc. Notes Beinecke Library, Yale University (US-NHub): Osborn Music MS.24
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Work Title Il martirio di S. Orsola
Alternative. Title Oratorio in due parti
Composer Scarlatti, Alessandro
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IAS 191
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 2 Parts
First Performance. 1695-1700ca. in Rome ?
Language Italian
Average DurationAvg. Duration 55'
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Baroque
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation 5 voices (SSATB), female chorus (SSA), orchestra (trumpet, strings, lute, continuo)

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The 5 principals are

  • Sant'Orsola
  • Florida
  • Giesu
  • Ereo
  • Giulio tirano

and No. 2, the only chorus, can be taken by the first 3. Trumpet in Giulio's 1st aria only (No. 7) See Rosand & Victor: Alessandro Scarlatti in Manuscript The Yale University Library Gazette , April 2004, Vol. 78, No. 3/4, pp. 151-163