Quanto dolce è quell'ardore


Francesco Mancini

Editor: Cedric Lee

for soprano(e'-g''), oboe and basso continuo

Ref. no Man 1 (in 'cantatas')                     To order:     

Besides the operas which gained him much popularity, Mancini wrote oratorios, serenatas, and numerous cantatas. Nearly all of these are for a solo voice and continuo (usually a soprano); a few have obbligato violin parts. The current work Quanto dolce è quell’ardore is unique in having an oboe obbligato.

The work begins with an Aria with the words of the title: this is followed by a Recitativo and finishes with an aria Aprimi il petto.