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Carlo Francesco Cesarini
Two cantatas with instruments
edited by Giacomo Sciommeri

(Vocal Chamber Music, 7)

XXIV, 24 p.; 29,7 x 21 cm 
Intro and Apparatus in Italian and English

Carlo Francesco Cesarini (San Martino al Cimino, c.1665 – after 02.09.1741) was one of the most eminent composers in Rome around 1700. He was in charge of music academies for Cardinal Benedetto Pamphili (1690-1730) and also choirmaster at St. Anthony of the Portuguese’s (1715-1721) and at the Church of Jesus (1704-1741). What survives of his works includes an opera, Giunio Bruto overo la Caduta dei Tarquini (a pasticcio from Antonio Caldara and Alessandro Scarlatti, 1711) and a huge amount of sacred music and chamber cantatas.
This edition is devoted to a couple of cantatas with obbligato instruments. Farfalletta or fuggi or riedi, for soprano, cello, and continuo, has lyrics on a butterfly boldly and recklessly approaching fire—a typical Baroque allegory of love; Sovra il margo d’un fonte, for soprano, violins, and continuo, is about the hunter Narcissus crying out of love of himself, as per the ancient myth.

Farfalletta or fuggi or riedi, for soprano, violoncello, and continuo
Sovra il margo d’un fonte, for soprano, violins, and continuo

Giacomo Sciommeri got his master's degree in "Musicology and Musical Heritage", and his PhD in "Cultural Heritage and Territory" at the Tor Vergata University, Rome. He received his 2nd level diploma in “Historical, Critical and Analytical Musicology” from the S. Cecilia Conservatory of Rome. His main research focus is on Italian chamber cantata. He is a scientific committee member of the Istituto Italiano per la Storia della Musica, the secretary of the Centro Studi sulla Cantata Italiana, and a coordinator of the "Clori. Archivio della cantata italiana" international project. He is Teaching Assistant of "Music History"  at the Tor Vergata University, Rome.


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Digital Edition - score 
ISMN: 979-0-705061-64-2

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ISMN: 979-0-705061-65-9
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