Antonio Caldara/arr. Earlene Rentz
- Earlene Rentz Publications
This beloved art song for solo voice has been set for SSA voices, and speaks of "cruel love" as a magnificent force that draws one hopelessly into a bond with another, whether the love is returned or not. The moving melodic lines and the phrasing are wonderful for teaching expressive singing toward a cadence, syllabic inflection, emotional connection with lyrics, and the Italian language. Pure vowels and beautiful tone are a must for this classic.