Mancini, Francesco

Francesco Mancini (b. 16th Jan 1672 d. 22nd Sept 1737) belongs to a generation of composers including Fago and Sarro who established themselves during Alessandro Scarlatti's absence from Naples between 1702 and 1708.
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Mancini: Dimmi ingrata incostante
Forces: alto & continuo

A marvellous work by Mancini in RARA format - the recitatives are extensive and harmonically complex. The subject deals with infidelity and starts with the (female) protagonist railing at Lidio, calling him unfaithful, liar etc. The last aria ends, however, with the decision to match his betrayal with her own!
Source: Münster HS 2459(12)
Range: a - d'

Editor: James Sanderson

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Mancini: Dir vorrei quel bel contento
Forces: soprano, violins & continuo

A charming cantata with strings by Mancini. Our protagonist has lost his love, but being pragmatic has resigned himself to the possiblity of the loss being permanent whilst still hoping for a reconciliation. In ARA format with lovely writing for both voice and strings.

Source is a MS in the collection of the Biblioteca del Conservatorio di musica S. Pietro a Majella – Napoli: Cantate 41 no 6.

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Mancini: Dori, e Mirtillo
Forces: soprano, alto & continuo

A charming duo cantata with two duets, a recit and aria each. Dori[nda] wants to die for love (again!) because Mirtillo has rejected her (she thinks). He declares his undying devotion and all is back to normal. Really interesting harmonically with some very clear vocal writing.

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Mancini: Dunque le mie speranze
Forces: soprano & continuo

Love and hope are not always good companions!
The source is a manuscript in the Biblioteca del Conservatorio di musica S. Pietro a Majella - Napoli - IT-NA0059; Segnatura: Cantate 41(9).

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Mancini: E come, e come, O Dio?
Forces: soprano & continuo

Source: BL Add MS 64960 Formerly owned by Maria Ducarel, recorded (f. ii verso) as a gift to her from George Henry Lee, 3rd Earl of Lichfield, in 1768.

With a textual opening classic to the genre the protagonist asks God how he/she can live through the bitter torments of being parted from his/her beloved. The theme of jealousy caused by separation in a musical setting. Dramtic and vivid word-painting characterise the recitatives of this cantata together with two splendid arias Largo and a 12/8 à tempo giusto.
Range: d - g'

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Mancini: E dove mail l'Inferno
Forces: soprano & continuo

"Hell has never had such pain as the pain that love for you causes me - you know of it but do nothing to lessen it", he sings. Of course Cupid is to blame! Some wonderful writing in a large cantata in RARARA format, excellent text to work with both in aria and recitative.

Source: Münster Santini Sammlung HS 865(9) [WriM. 71]
Range: b - a''

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Mancini: Esamina mio core
Forces: soprano & continuo

What is worse, to be near an unfaithful love or separated from a faithful one? This is the question our singer poses: 'Examine my heart...'. This is a delightful lontananza cantata which gives into the 'Forces of the nude archer...'. Cupid has been busy again, clearly!
Source: Naples Conservatorio di Musica S Pietro a Majella.

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Mancini: Frà le morbide piume
Forces: alto & continuo

Source: BL Add MS 14213 ff 132r - 135r
An exciting piece from a very clear copy (a welcome rarity in Mancini's case!) Among the soft feathers the lover rests his soul and dreams of wicked spiteful Clori again! Why do they keep coming back for more? 2 recit and 2 aria (allegretto and allegro) format
Range: b flat - e' flat

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Mancini: Frà le pene tiranne
Forces: alto & continuo

The treachery of Cupid is once the again a hot topic in this RARA format cantata. With two excellent arias which challenge both continuo and singer, this is an interesting addition to our catalogue.
Source: Münster Santini Sammlung HS 864(13)
Range: a - d'

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Mancini: Gelosia che dell'alme
Forces: soprano & continuo

Jealousy as the Mother of Tears is the theme of this very worthwhile cantata by the Neapolitan master. In RARA format, wonderfully expressive and tormented recitatives, a stunning Largo first aria and a fiery last aria.

Source: Biblioteca del Conservatorio di musica S. Pietro a Majella - Napoli: 33.3.33 (21).

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Mancini: Già che teco io son mio bene
Forces: soprano & continuo

A delightful cantata full of longing and some wonderful word painting in the two arias. ARA format sees Fileno's lover longing for his return - '...stop your running or the sun will not shine...'

Source: Biblioteca del Conservatorio di musica S. Pietro a Majella - Napoli - IT-NA0059 ; Segnatura: Cantate 41-08.

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Mancini: Già degl'astri il monarca
Forces: soprano & continuo

Source BL Add 14211 f 42 - 50v

Once again an interesting construction for this extensive cantata. Recit, aria, recit, aria, recit, minuet, recit which becomes arioso. Some very beautiful writing and moods that swing from Adone's lament at Clori's bad behaviour to arias about finding joy only in the beloved's face.

Range: c#' - g''

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Mancini: Già vicina e quell' hora
Forces: soprano & continuo

A substantial work with three well-developed arias and complex recitatives. Tirsi remains as his love departs whilst questioning why she must leave and whether absence will ease her love.
Source: Münster Santini Sammlung HS 861(4)
Range: e - a''

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Mancini: Il Pianetta maggiore
Forces: alto & continuo

A very short and to the point cantata in RARA format. The power of Cupid found in the beloved's eyes. Source: Münster Santini Sammlung HS 860(16)
Range: b - c#'

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Mancini: L'occhio el labro del mio bene
Forces: soprano & continuo

Source: BL Add 14211 141r - 148v

Not one of his best, but an interesting piece, particularly the use of harmony in the last aria (see MIDI) and the extraordinary way he plays with the text.
Range: e' - g''

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Mancini: La dove il bel sebeto
Forces: soprano & continuo

"A languishing soul should not hope for pity, because in you is beauty and cruelty combined." Oh, how melodramatic can you be? Wonderful, sinuous first aria and a spry allegro to finish in this RARA form cantata. Tirsi and Irene are in their usual predicament...

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Mancini: La Rondinella trapassa il mar
Forces: soprano & continuo

From a volume of Mancini cantatas in the S Pietro di Majella Conservatorio library, this is an extremely cheerful 'lontananza' cantata. In ARA format with two delightfully playful arias and a complex, emotional recitative, this cantata should prove very popular with singers and audience alike.

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Mancini: La Rosa
Il bianco piè della più bella Diva

Forces: soprano, strings & continuo

A large and impressive work, this cantata contains an opening sinfonia, three recits and arias and, unusually, a solo cello line in the middle aria. The story of the first rose and how its beauty compares with that of Clori.

Range d' - g''

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Mancini: Lacrime sventurate
Forces: soprano & continuo

"...How the tears flowing from my heart show my pain..." RARA format, both in triple time, the first a rather lovely Siciliano. The opening recit is also wonderfully chromatic, capturing the image of the flowing tears.
Source: Münster Santini Sammlung HS 2459(3)
Range: d# - g#'

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Mancini: Lasciami solo in pene
Forces: soprano & continuo

Leave me alone in my pain! So repeats our (quite upset) protagonist in this RARA format cantata. A sinuous Siciliano and a resolute final aria set the text off very effectively. This is the composer at his very inventive stage.

Source: Biblioteca del Conservatorio di musica S. Pietro a Majella - Napoli - IT-NA0059 Segnatura: 33.3.33-05.
Range: e - g'

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