La Vendetta by Barbara Strozzi, arranged for bassoon and string quartet by Shannon Lowe. La Vendetta, an arietta originally for voice, two violins and continuo, features text likely by Barbara Strozzi’s adopted father Giulio Strozzi. The text centers around a woman with revenge in her heart, cultivated by men that have disrespected her, who sings with great pleasure about exacting that revenge, even upon those men who try to make amends after their transgressions. This arrangement features the bassoon as the solo voice with string quartet accompaniment.
- Violin I
- Violin II