Act 1

Scope and Content

From: Alessandro Scarlatti, La statira [opera]

"Statira / del. Sigr. / Allesso: Scarla[tt]i. / Atto imo"

Score. Contents identical to: La Statira, The Operas of Alessandro Scarlatti (Harvard Publications in Music, 15) vol. 9, ed. by William C. Holmes (London: Harvard University Press, 1985) but this MS lacks the opening sinfonia. The aria "Spezza l'arco" (I,7) has a second strophe in the Mackworth MS (pp. 63r-66v) which is not reproduced in the 1985 edition. Casing: vellum, title taken from spine. No title-page, but p. 1r, to the left of the music, gives "La Statira. / Del Sigr. Alesso. / Scar= / latti" over a decorated 'N'. Bass is figured. 10-stave MS paper. In a single hand.