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Arioso

 

a solo vocal episode in an opera, oratorio, or cantata; generally shorter than an aria and written in a freer form. The declamatory manner of singing is often used. Examples are the ariosi of Canio (I Pagliacci by Leoncavallo) and Hermann and Lenskii (The Queen of Spades and Eugene Onegin by Tchaikovsky).

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21) There is a bass arioso at an earlier point in the St John Passion (in all but the 1725 version), `Betrachte, meine Seel", which comes near the beginning of part 2.
25) Far from Vivaldi's A-R-A form, or even Bach's A-R-AR-A form, Handel's cantata consists of several recitatives, arias, and ariosos.
As presented below, the text is further divided in order to delineate one musical style from another, such as recitative, aria, and arioso.
Campra's character indications are retained for ariosos (e.
9 shows the prelude to an arioso in G minor which portrays the arrival of the sea-goddess Thetis, Achilles' mother.