Just got the dots for the Stabat Mater for a concert in May - very excited as it is such a beautiful lyrical piece. I am the only bassist playing in a small community chamber orchestra with two cellists and I forming the Basso Continuo section. The first 'strings only' rehearsal is next week and we get to meet the soloists in a couple of weeks time. As the rules for playing Baroque are different, thoughts regarding the Continuo part generally or thoughts specifically on this piece/Pergolesi would be welcome. Perhaps a huge open ended topic but good to share some ideas!