Bononcini, Giovanni Maria

Giovanni Bononcini

(born July 18, 1670, Modena, Duchy of Modena—died July 9, 1747, Vienna), composer, chiefly remembered as Handel’s rival in England.
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Bononcini: 2 duetti da camera
Forces: sop, alto/alto, alto & continuo

The two duetti da camera from the 1721 edition 'Cantate e Duetti dedicati alla Sacra Maestà di Giorgio Rè della Gran Bretagna'

Pietoso Nume Arcier (2 altos & continuo)
Luci barbare spietate (soprano, alto & continuo)

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2 chamber duets
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Bononcini: 3 alto cantate con violini
Forces: alto, violins & continuo

The three alto cantate con violini from the 1721 edition 'Cantate e Duetti dedicati alla Sacra Maestà di Giorgio Rè della Gran Bretagna'

Care luci del mio bene
Misero pastorello
Siedi Amarilli mia

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Bononcini: 3 alto cantate da camera
Forces: alto & continuo

The three alto cantate da camera from the 1721 edition 'Cantate e Duetti dedicati alla Sacra Maestà di Giorgio Rè della Gran Bretagna'

Gia la stagion d'amore
Lasciami un sol momento
O mesta tortorella

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Bononcini: 3 soprano cantate con violini
Forces: soprano, violins & continuo

The three soprano cantate con violini from the 1721 edition 'Cantate e Duetti dedicati alla Sacra Maestà di Giorgio Rè della Gran Bretagna'

Barbara ninfa ingrata
Ecco Dorinda il giorno
Il Lamento d'Olimpia

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Bononcini: 3 soprano cantate da camera
Forces: soprano & continuo

The three soprano cantate da camera from the 1721 edition 'Cantate e Duetti dedicati alla Sacra Maestà di Giorgio Rè della Gran Bretagna'

Da te che pasci ogn'ora
Dolente e mesta
O frondoso arboscello

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Bononcini: All'or che il cieco nume
Forces: soprano & continuo

'...it is better to have loved and lost...' could easily be the motto of this cantata. Despite pleading to Cupid for mercy the 'blind God' remains silent and leaves the protagonists to their misery. RARARAR format

Source: BL Add 31547 f25r - 33r

Range: e - a''

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Bononcini: Alle sue pene intorno
Forces: soprano, violins & continuo

As they say, 'Hell hath no fury as a woman scorned...' Filli has been rejected by her lover and although she at first threatens all manner of pain to Cupid, she then calls for the furies to bring her poison to end her suffering. In RARA format, the first aria a witty Minuet, the second a two-tempo allegro then largo. Single Unisoni violin part.

Source: BL Add 31518 13r - 16r

Range: d - a flat'

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Bononcini: Amo, e ridir nol posso
Forces: soprano & continuo

To love and not be able to express it cannot be an easy thing. Suffering, burning, the flames and pains of love. In RARA format, the arias a sweet largo and a bright vivace.

Source: BL Add MS 31545

Range: e - g#'

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Bononcini: Amo, peno, gioisco
Forces: soprano & continuo

"I love, I suffer, I rejoice..." Once again our happy/sad lover is back with his masochistic take on love. In RARA format with two great arias, the first with some double-stopping in the continuo, this is another delightful cantata by Mr Bononcini.

Source: Münster Santini Sammlung Hs 895 (5)

Range: c - g'

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Bononcini: Amor, tiranno amor
Forces: soprano & continuo

A very strict warning about trusting in the fidelity of Cupid. Tyrannous Love has been causing mischief again in this ARARA format cantata. In the copy all the da capo sections have been written out in full with varied style of repeat. Perhaps an aural copy as there are no figures...

Source: BL Add 31518 9r

Range: d - g'

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Bononcini: Anche i tronchi
Forces: soprano & continuo

'Even the trees and rocks know of my suffering - only you ignore it'. The demanding cello part especially in aria 2 reflects the virtuosity of the composer Bononcini (presumably Giovanni). A-R-A-R-A

Sources: MÜs 3903 & BL Add MS 31547

Range: d'-g''

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Bononcini: Anche i tronchi
Forces: alto & continuo

'Even the trees and rocks know of my suffering - only you ignore it'. The demanding cello part especially in aria 2 reflects the virtuosity of the composer Bononcini (presumably Giovanni). A-R-A-R-A

Sources: MÜs 3903 & BL Add MS 31547

Alto: g-c''

Editor: Rosalind Halton
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Bononcini: Barbara ninfa ingrata
Forces: soprano, violins & continuo

Tirsi is railing at Clori in this large, dramatic cantata. She has gone off and left him again and he wants his life to end. Such drama! 3-part prelude, then RARA format.

Source: 1721 edition in British Library

Range: d - b flat''

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Bononcini: Care luci del mio bene
Forces: alto, violins & continuo

"Dear eyes of my beloved, you would be more beautiful still if you had some pity for me..." Nice is not being nice (again), nevertheless her erstwhile suitor remains faithful and hopes for her pity on his plight. ARA format with some stylish writing for both voice and violins.

Source: 1721 edition in the British Library

Range: a - e'

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Bononcini: Ch'io ti manchi di fede
Forces: tenor & continuo

A large cantata edited from the Chandos collection copy in the British library. Unusual in that it's a contemporary copy from before 1720 (the date of the donation of the collection) for tenor. The transposition has provided some odd crossing of parts. Diverse aria structures (including a non-da capo aria) and interesting harmonic progressions.

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Cantata à voce sola di tenore
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Bononcini: Cieco nume tiranno spietato
Forces: soprano & continuo

One of Bononcini's most beautiful cantatas, the subject here deals with Love's blind cruelty. In 5 sections with no da capo arias and with a recurring theme of the title text, the last section presto assai is particularly virtuosic, though broken by emotional largo sections.

Source: BL Add MS 31546 f74v-79r

Range: c# - g'

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Bononcini: Clori bell' idol mio
Forces: alto & continuo

Bononcini at his sinuous best here. In RARA format with two affettuoso arias singing of the tears that fall from being parted from the beloved 'Clori my beautiful idol, I am a faithful lover of your beauty'.

Source: Naples Conservatorio

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Bononcini: Clori, mi sento al core
Forces: soprano & continuo

A story about the close relationship between pain and pleasure in love. Clori is the inspiration again! In RARARARA format - yes it's a long one... Lovely text, varied arias, expressive recitatives.

Source: BL Add MS 31547 f47r - 53r

Range: e - g'

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Bononcini: Clori, mio ben mia vita
Forces: soprano & continuo

Clori had quite a hold over her men! Here our erstwhile suitor complains of the joy she takes in causing him pain and suffering. RARA format, the first recit being particularly expressive. Both arias in triple time with slightly off-beat word setting.

Source: BL Add MS 31545

Range: d# - b flat'

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Bononcini: Da te che pasci ogn'ora
Forces: soprano & continuo

Here our protagonist is literally wanting to die for love. Once more a rejected suit leads him to suffer so! In RARA format with a sinuous first aria Affettuoso, e cantabile and an excellent vivace to finish.

Source: British Library copy of the 1721 edition

Range: e - a''

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Bononcini: Dal giorno fortunato
Forces: soprano & continuo

"...on that fortunate day when first I gazed into your eyes...the playful God of Love enflamed my heart for eternity..." I wonderful work in RARARA format including a beautiful affettuoso, a sprightly menuetto and a virtuosic presto to finish.

Source: British Library Add MS 31545

Range: c - a''

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Bononcini: Dall'incurvato ferro
Forces: soprano & continuo

The cruelty and spite of the gods to our young protagonist is the theme, leaving him in the position of offering his life for one day of happiness with his beloved. Excellent recitatives and some very enjoyable arias (RARARA format)

Source: Münster HS 3915(19)

Range: e - g'

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Bononcini: Del suo fedel, e taciturno ardore
Forces: soprano & continuo

A large and unusual piece, both in terms of the aria formats and the characters. In RARARA format, none of the arias are da capo form, the subject deals with the joys and pains of the love of Floridalbo and Fille.

Source: Münster Santini Sammlung HS 865

Range: f - a''

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Bononcini: Del Tebro in sù la riva
Forces: alto & continuo

On the banks of the Tiber a young girl sits and weeps at the cruelty of her beloved. A single glance from him can simultaneously revive and dash her hopes of love. In RARARA format with quite a low range. Good 'pathetic' arias and a faster 12/8 to finish.

Source: Münster Santini Sammlung HS 3915(17)

Range: F - d'

Editor: James Sanderson
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Bononcini: Dolente, e mesta vò sospirando
Forces: soprano & continuo

Sadly sighing she longs for her lover Elpino. She searches the shepherd's hut, the fields and can't find him, finally singing a con spirito aria calling to him to come to her. In ARA format with a deliciously chromatic opening cantabile, et affettuoso. Interestingly, the continuo line drops to a BB, which would require some retuning.

Source: 1721 edition in the British Library

Range: d - g'

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Bononcini: Dove sei mia bella Irene?
Forces: alto & continuo

"Where are you my beautiful Irene?...Where are you hiding? The sun shines among the shadows and leaves but it does not shine for me." The God of Love has been busy giving that pain only Love can bring... A very attractive, short cantata in ARA format with a final recitative instead of a da capo. A lugubrious Adagio to start and a semi-ground andante to finish.

Editor: James Sanderson

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Bononcini: Ecco Dorinda il giorno
Forces: alto, strings & continuo

Contemporary copy (see soprano version below) of the first cantata in the 1721 edition dedicated to George I. (2-part prelude then RARARA format. All arias most singable with a virtuosic presto in the middle. Our young lover is leaving his Dorinda and makes a real song and dance about it!

Source BL Add 14226 f57 - 70r

Range: d - b flat'

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Bononcini: Ecco Dorinda il giorno
Forces: soprano, violins & continuo

The first cantata in the 1721 edition dedicated to George I. 2-part prelude then RARARA format. All arias most singable with a virtuosic presto in the middle. Our young lover is leaving his Dorinda and makes a real song and dance about it!

Source: British Library copy of the 1721 edition

Range: B flat - f'

Editor: James Sanderson

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Bononcini: Filli, dell' tuo partire
Forces: soprano & continuo

Deserted by cruel Filli our lover remains alone and suffering. "...remember the sighs of the one who dies for you..." RARARA format with a lovely triple time largo and two sprightly arias to follow.

Source: BL Add MS 31545

Range: c - g'

Editor: James Sanderson

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Bononcini: Già la stagion d'Amore
Forces: alto & continuo

Even in the season of Love, the course of true love does not run smooth! RARA format with two really lovely arias, Affettuoso e Cantabile and Vivace.

Source: 1721 edition in the British Library.

Range: a - c'

Editor: James Sanderson

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Bononcini: Il Lamento d'Olimpia
Forces: soprano, violins & continuo

Olimpia's famous lament on being deserted by her beloved Bireno. Here a more thoughful, melancholy variation in the theme rather than the usual tempestuous versions of other composers. 2-part prelude for the strings followed by RARA format cantata.

Source: 1721 edition of cantatas and duets in the British Library

Range: c - g'

Editor: James Sanderson

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Bononcini: Io son lungi alla mia vita
Forces: soprano & continuo

Typical of cantatas with the subject matter of distance and longing, Bononcini gives his singer a difficult time with the third note forming a major seventh over the bass. Full of plangent harmony and some lively coloratura. ARARA format.

Source: Münster Santini Sammlung HS 3977

Range: c - g'

Editor: James Sanderson

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Bononcini: Irene Idolo amato
Forces: soprano & continuo

Within the classic 'partenza' cantatas this is unusual as it refers directly to going off to war and perhaps dying in battle. Some lovely linguistic turns and this RARA format cantata.

Source: Münster Santini Sammlung HS 3915(16)

Range: c# - f#'

Editor: James Sanderson
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Bononcini: Lasciami un sol momento
Forces: alto & continuo

"Leave me but a moment..." to wallow in self-pity of course. The sad story of the doomed love of Eurillo and Dorinda in ARA format. An excellent chromatic largo to start and a lively tempo giusto to finish.

Source: 1721 edition in the British Library

Range: b flat to d'

Editor: James Sanderson

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Bononcini: Lidio, schernito amante
Forces: soprano & continuo

The agony of love unrequited returns in the text of this work. The 'delirium of Love', the 'agony of the heart'. Excellent and virtuosic recitatives link three delightful arias covering a two octave range.

Source: Münster Santini Sammlung HS 3915(12)

Range: b - b''

Editor: James Sanderson

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Bononcini: Luci barbare spietate
Forces: soprano, alto & continuo

The tempestuous meeting of Tirsi and Dorinda. 'Your eyes are the cause of my suffering...but I will always be faithful...' In Duet - Recit - Duet format with both duets virtuosic for the singers.

Source: 1721 edition in the British Library

Range (soprano): c - g'

Range (alto): G - d

Editor: James Sanderson

Duetto da camera à soprano e contralto
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