for soprano(d'-a''), two violins & continuo
In the collection titled Six Cantatas and Six Lessons for the Viola D’amore, the cantata La Rosa is one of three to include obbligato violins. The opening sinfonia and the second aria are stunning in their brilliant and energetic writing for the violins. The first aria, marked Largo, is for continuo, and is separated from the second by a short recitative. The second, more substantial aria is marked Vivace. Both arias are Da Capo.