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Detail from the autograph of the Cantata pastorale, 1716: Non s qual pi m'ingombra
Source: Musiksammlung der Staatsbibliothek, Berlin


Detail from the autograph score of Cantata da camera: Ombre tacite e sole, 31.10.1716
Source: British Library

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The Composer's Words
"Where it is marked grave, I don't mean melancholy; where andante, not quickly, but pleasing. Where allegro, not rushing; where allegrissimo, so that it doesn't trouble the singer nor choke the words..."


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Cantate da Camera of Alessandro Scarlatti
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Researching the Cantatas of Alessandro Scarlatti
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