Clori, mia bella Clori


Antonio Caldara (c.1670-1736)

Editor: Edited by Gail Hennessy

for contralto (b-d''), flute, oboe & bc

Ref. no Cal 1 (in 'cantatas')           sample page      cover page      To order:     

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.