Lamento D’Arianna (3 flutes, 1 alto, 1 bass)
This is a transcription, with added dynamics and speed changes to reflect the words and emotions of the original madrigal.
It is a dramatic monologue in which Ariadne expresses her love and despair on being abandoned on the island of Naxos by Theseus.
The words of the original madrigal begin as follows
E che volete voi che mi conforte
in così dura sorte,
in così gran martire?
[English translation by Francesco Campelli]
1. Let me die!
And what do you think can comfort me
in such harsh fate,
in such great suffering?
Let me die! ….
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