LUIGI MANCIA – Serenata ‘Qui dove il fato rio’



Luigi Mancia (1658 – after 1724)

Qui dove il fato rio

for alto solo, 2 violins, viola, 2 oboes, 2 bassoons and basso continuo.

Full score (A4, staple binding, VIII + 36 pages), orchestral parts on request.

Critical edition and Introduction by Holger Schmitt-Hallenberg.

Italian libretto with English translation by Flavio Ferri-Benedetti.

GT IV, 2023

First publication of this festive cantata (labelled Serenata in some sources) for alto solo and large orchestra by the Brescian composer Luigi Mancia. The work survives in several copies, testifying to a wider distribution of the music. The German composer Johann Gottfried Walter (1684 – 1748) transcribed the extensive Sinfonia of this cantata for organ and published it as Concerto del Signor Luigi Manzia. The source of this arrangement had so far not been identified.