Sovra letto d'erbette
Soprano voice and basso continuo
Composed by Tomaso Giovanni Albinoni (1671-1751). Edited by Michael Talbot. Full score and parts. 6+2x4(xi) pages. Published by Edition HH Music Publishers (HH.HH150-FSP).
Item Number: HH.HH150-FSP
This cantata, from an important manuscript in Berlin containing 18 Albinoni cantatas for soprano and continuo, describes how Clori, seeing her beloved Clizio asleep in a grassy meadow, begs him to awake - since only then will her love-pangs be stilled. The verse may be banal, but the lightness and grace of Albinoni's setting turns it into something delightful - a precursor, almost, of the versions by Brahms and Wolf of In dem Schatten meiner Locken.