Francesco Feo Sheet Music

  • Born
    1691
  • Died
    28th January 1761
  • Birthplace
    Naples, Italy

Francesco Feo was an Italian composer, known chiefly for his operas. n 1713 he presented his first opera, L’amor tirannico, ossia Zenobia (Tyrannical Love, or Zenobia), and for carnival 1714 Il martirio di Santa Caterina (The Martyrdom of Saint Catherine of Egypt), an oratorio. His fame began to increase with sacred works for local churches, such as his Missa defunctorum (Requiem Mass) in 1718, and with his recitatives, arias and comic scenes for performances of operas by other composers when they were staged in Naples. In 1719 Feo wrote La forza della virtù (The Power of Virtue), and then his opera seria Teuzzone in 1720. Real fame only came with his opera seria Siface, re di Numidia (Syphax, King of Numidia), for the Teatro San Bartolomeo in 1723. The libretto was the first attempt at dramma per musica by the 25-year-oldPietro Metastasio, who had just arrived in Naples.

Title Form Instrument
Parant arma stellae iratae Motet Choir and Orchestra
Andromaca Opera / Operetta Voice(s) and Orchestra
Beatus vir in A major Sacred Mass Choir and Orchestra
Confitebor in F major Sacred Mass Voice(s) and Orchestra
Dies irae in G minor Sacred Mass Voice(s) and Orchestra
Dixit Dominus in A major Sacred Mass Voice(s) and Orchestra
Laudate pueri in B-flat major Sacred Mass Choir and Orchestra
Magnificat in F major Sacred Mass Choir and Orchestra