Tu Lo Sai and Alma del Core for flute quintet


Tu Lo Sai (Ask Thy Heart) and Alma del Core (Soul of My Heart) are glorious Italian arias composed by Guiseppe Torelli and Antonio Caldara about 1700. The first, about lost love, was sung wistfully by Maria Bartoli. The other, about faithful love, was sung joyously by Luciano Pavarotti. Arranged to complement each other, they follow traditional performance tempos. They adapt extremely well to flute ensemble with no difficult technical aspects as long as instrumentalists follow given dynamics for the desired expressions.