This is the third in an ongoing series of compositions by Gregory Amerind which reset text in choral form arias from The Anthology of Italian Song. This setting’s text, from the pen of noted Italian librettist Paolo Antonio Rolli (1687-1765), comes from Volume One of the anthology, composed by Giovanni Pergolesi (1710-1736), a composer largely overlooked during his very brief career and short lifetime. His setting of this text has an operatic form and has thusly been a favorite of opera singers and recitalists for nearly 300 years. Pergolesi is perhaps best known for his final composition, the beloved and much-performed setting of Stabat Mater for Soprano, Alto, Strings and Continuo which is considered a masterpiece of the Baroque era.
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