Antonio Lotti (1666-1740)

Lotti produced a wide range of compositions: because of his long career at San Marco in Venice, first as a singer, then in various posts of increasing importance, much of his work was sacred music. He produced many masses and other choral works for the choir at San Marco, as well as motets for solo voice.
He was noted as an opera composer, and produced many other secular works, notably solo cantatas, but also duets, terzetti and madrigals. The majority of the cantatas are for soprano voice with basso continuo; some have accompanying strings, but most of these may be excerpts from operas, whose other music is lost.


Lot 1

Ti sento, O Dio bendato

Cantata

for soprano (b-f''), oboe, and bc

Price: £ 5.00

Ti sento, O Dio bendato is among a small number of Lotti's cantatas which have obbligato instruments.

The source for Ti sento, O Dio bendato is a manuscript in the collection of Richard Fitzwilliam, (7th Viscount Fitzwilliam of Merrion) and is inscribed by him with the date 1774. His entire collection of art, and his library, was bequeathed by him in 1816 to the University of Cambridge, and is housed in the Fitzwilliam Museum.

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