Act I Continue Act II: An Analysis Of Music

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ACT II starts off with a basso continuo playing in the background. The main voice then comes in and sings slowly and with much passion. This piece is more gloomy because of the words the singer sings. He describes him saying goodbye to the sky and sun. The melody is also sinking down when the singer mentions the word “morte”. When the singer mentions flying and height the song gains rhythms very quickly to imitate motion going up. ACT III starts off slow and descending. Then, a soft high pitched voice comes in singing slowly. Later in the song the voice rises into a higher range that creates emphasis on the words especially when the words exclaim. The words get higher and more intense as the song continues. The pieces are very similar in some

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