Parto! Ma tu ben mio - Le Clemenza di Tito K 621 / Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
La clemenza di Tito (The Clemency of Titus), K. 621, is an opera seria in two acts composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart to an Italian libretto by Caterino Mazzolà, after Pietro Metastasio. It was started after the bulk of Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), the last opera that Mozart worked on, was already written. The work premiered on 6 September 1791 at the Estates Theatre in Prague.
The opera is scored for 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, (1 also basset clarinet and basset horn), 2 bassoons, 2 French horns, 2 trumpets, timpani and strings. Basso continuo in recitativi secchi is made up of cembalo and violoncello. Period performance practice often uses a fortepiano.
Parto, ma tu ben mio, Sesto's aria from La Clemenza di Tito - for mezzo soprano
Parto, ma tu ben mio,
Meco ritorna in pace;
Saro qual piu ti piace;
Quel che vorrai fato.
Guardami, e tutto oblio,
E a vendicarti io volo;
A questo sguardo dolo
Da me si pensera.
Ah qual poter, oh Dei!
Donaste alla belta.
|Instrumentation||clarinet choir with voice|
|Instrumentation (details)||Eb cl, Bb cl 1, 2, 3, 4, alto cl, bass cl, (contralto cl), cbass cl|
|Instrumentation Grade||2 - Moderate|
|Vocal/choir grade||3 - Difficult|
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