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Pergolesi, Giovanni Battista Giovanni Battista Pergolesi
Italia Italia
(1710 - 1736)
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Pergolesi, Giovanni Battista: Aria: "Sempre in Contrasti" for Horn & Strings

Aria: "Sempre in Contrasti" for Horn & Strings
Giovanni Battista Pergolesi




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Composer :Giovanni Battista PergolesiPergolesi, Giovanni Battista (1710 - 1736)
Instrumentation :

French Horn, String Orchestra

Style :

Baroque

Arranger :
Publisher :
Giovanni Battista PergolesiMagatagan, Mike (1960 - )
Date :1733
Copyright :Public Domain
Giovanni Battista Pergolesi (1710 – 1736) was an Italian composer, violinist and organist born at Iesi, Pergolesi and studied music there under a local musician, Francesco Santini. In 1725 he travelled to Naples where he studied under Gaetano Greco and Francesco Feo among others. He spent most of his brief life working for aristocratic patrons like the Colonna principe di Stigliano, and duca Marzio IV Maddaloni Carafa.

"La Serva Padrona" (The Servant Turned Mistress) is an opera buffa by Giovanni Battista Pergolesi (1710 – 1736) to a libretto by Gennaro Antonio Federico, after the play by Jacopo Angello Nelli. The opera is only 45 minutes long and was originally performed as an intermezzo between the acts of a larger serious opera. It was originally an intermezzo to Pergolesi's opera seria, Il prigionier superbo (The Proud Prisoner). The two were premiered on 5 September 1733, the first performance after an earthquake in Naples had caused all theatres to be closed, and celebrated the birthday of the Empress of Habsburg.

“Sempre in contrasti” (“Always in contrast”) is a da capo aria sung by Uberto at the beginning of the opera. He complains that Serpina, his servant, was late in bringing him his chocolate and now he is leaving and won’t receive it. He tells Serpina that he does not like waiting for things.

Pergolesi captured Serpina and Uberto’s strained relationship in this aria through the use of short rhythmic motifs (themes). Listen for the words “e qua e là”, “e su e giù” and “e sì e no”. These phrases depict the constant arguing between the two characters.

Although originally written for solo voice (bass), viol & continuo, I created this arrangement for French Horn & string Quartet (Violin, Viola, Cello & Bass).
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Sheet central :La serva padrona (4 sheet music)
Added by magataganm the 2013-07-10


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