Quanto dolce è quell'ardore
Editor: Cedric Lee
for soprano(e'-g''), oboe and basso continuo
Ref. no Man 1 (in 'cantatas') Price £ 10.20 To order: ☞
Besides the operas which gained him much popularity, Mancini wrote oratorios, serenatas, and numerous cantatas. Nearly all of these are for a solo voice and continuo (usually a soprano); a few have obbligato violin parts. The current work Quanto dolce è quell’ardore is unique in having an oboe obbligato.
The work begins with an Aria with the words of the title: this is followed by a Recitativo and finishes with an aria Aprimi il petto.