Alessandro Melani - All'armi, pensieri
MELANI, Alessandro - All'armi, pensieri
trumpet, soprano voice and basso continuo
Composer: Melani, Alessandro (1639-1703)
Year of composition: 17th cent.
Arranger/Editor: Edward H. Tarr
Publisher The Brass Press
The cantata «All'armi, pensieri» is one of five which Melani wrote for soprano with trumpet. Three of the five, including the present work, also include continuo but exclude the usual strings.The poetic text – by an un known author – treats the typical Baroque antithesis, war and love («guerra» and «amore»), whereby the trumpet symbolizes the former and the voice, in singing of the pains of love, takes the part of the latter.