Three Cantatas for solo Bass

from Cantate e canzonette, 1676

Giovanni Legrenzi (c1626-1690)

for bass (G-e') and bc

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

  • Cessa d'esser amante
  • Pene, non mi lasciate
  • Sorgea dal sen di Lete

Legrenzi wrote cantatas and canzonette for each of the voice ranges. These pieces are three of the six for the bass voice in this collection. They are beautifully written for the bass voice and do not present any great technical difficulty.