We are excited to announce three new editions to the Web Library.
Published in May, this edition is a cantata on the story of Orfeo by Alessandro Scarlatti for soprano, violins, and basso continuo edited by Rosalind Halton of the University of Newcastle, Australia. This is Prof. Halton's fourth edition for the library. Others have inlcuded cantatas for soprano by Alessandro Scarlatti and Antonio Cesti.
Also published in May, this edtion takes advantage of internet publishing to offer the music in three versions. The editors, Claudio Bacciagaluppi and Luigi Collarile of the University of Fribourg, Switzerland, present three short vocal works by Cossoni, each in two editions, one based on the surviving manuscript and the other based on a print. A third version offers the two in a side-by-side arrangement for scholarly study.
Two French airs for bass, two violins, and basso continuo from Martin's Premier Livre d’airs (1688) are offered in a reconstruction by Don Fader of the University of Alabama. Prof. Fader's last contribution to the library was WLSCM no. 15, a five-voice Latin motet by Antonio Biffi, published in 2009.