Clori, mia bella Clori
Editor: Edited by Gail Hennessy
for contralto (b-d''), flute, oboe & bc
Due to political turmoil, little remains of Caldara's output during the Mantua years, but hundreds of compositions survive from his time in Rome and Venice, nearly all in manuscript. Among these works are around 300 solo cantatas, of which Clori, mia bella Clori is one. It is singular in being set with oboe and recorder as the two obbligato instruments.