Arie con Tromba No .. 10
Scarlatti, Alessandro 1660-1725
-Cantate: "Su le Sponde del Tebro"
/ Soprano, (natural) de la trompeta en Re (A), bajo continuo
editado y arreglado por Edward Tarr
In many Italian operas of the 17th century, the trumpet was treated merely as a stage prop, or its natural harmonics were imitated on string instruments. It was not until near the end of the century that the trumpet as a true musical instrument became integrated into the fabric of the opera proper, either in sinfonias or in arias and choruses. Such use led to true competitions between voice (usually soprano) and trumpet, which became quite popular especially in Scarlatti’s and Handel’s arias.