Dido and Aeneas, Z.626 (Purcell, Henry)

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 Thy Hand, Belinda... When I am laid... With drooping wings
#121207 - 8.08MB - 8:47 -  6.8/10 2 4 6 8 10 (26) - - !N/!N/!N - 14883x

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NTB (2011/9/9)

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New Trinity Baroque (Period-instrument ensemble)
Predrag Gosta (Conductor, Harpsichord, Organ)

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Edition Lilac

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For 4 Recorders (Tennent)

 2. Banish Sorrow
#231655 - 0.00MB - ? -  7.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (2) - - !N/!N/!N - 756x

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Reccmo (2012/6/10)

 7. Fear No Danger
#231656 - 0.00MB - ? -  10.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (1) - - !N/!N/!N - 383x

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Reccmo (2012/6/10)

 9. Cupid Only Throws the Dart
#231657 - 0.00MB - ? -  10.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (1) - - !N/!N/!N - 291x

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Reccmo (2012/6/10)

 12. To the Hills and the Vales
#231658 - 0.01MB - ? -  10.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (1) - - !N/!N/!N - 313x

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Reccmo (2012/6/10)

 22. In Our Deep Vaulted Cell
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Reccmo (2012/6/10)

 25. Thanks to These Lonesome Vales
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Reccmo (2012/6/10)

 31. Come Away, Fellow Sailors
#231661 - 0.00MB - ? -  7.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (2) - - !N/!N/!N - 407x

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Reccmo (2012/6/10)

 38. Great Minds Against Themselves Conspire
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Reccmo (2012/6/10)

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Altena: Jürgen Knuth; Bob Tennent

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For 2 Keyboards (Gouin)

 Overture
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Pierre Gouin (2013/2/14)

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MIDI file by Pierre Gouin

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Montréal: Les Éditions Outremontaises, 2013

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For Organ (Boniteau)

 Dido's Lament (Act III)
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M. Lanoiselée (2011/11/19)

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Marc Boniteau

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Marc Boniteau

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Complete

 Libretto and contents
#275427 - 0.21MB, 5 pp. -  6.7/10 2 4 6 8 10 (12- V/V/V - 5154x

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Homerdundas (2013/3/31)

 Complete Score
#275428 - 5.01MB, 57 pp. -  5.8/10 2 4 6 8 10 (32- V/V/V - 23834x

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Homerdundas (2013/3/31)

PMLP05472-Purcell Dido and Aeneas Front.pdf
Editor:

George Alexander Macfarren (1813-1887)

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London: Musical Antiquarian Society, 1841.

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 Complete Score
#01974 - 8.07MB, 108 pp. -  4.7/10 2 4 6 8 10 (41- V/V/V - 35893x

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Feldmahler (2006/10/26)

Editor:

William Hayman Cummings (1831–1915)

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The Works of Henry Purcell, Vol.III
London: Novello, Ewer & Co., 1889. Plate 7590

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Low Quality

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 Complete Score
#379094 - 1.47MB, 155 pp. -  5.6/10 2 4 6 8 10 (10- !N/!N/!N - 5352x

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PKierdorf (2015/5/25)

PMLP05472-Partitur.pdf
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Pascal Kierdorf

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Pascal Kierdorf

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Revised 07.05.2015

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 Overture
#414994 - 0.75MB, 4 pp. -  10.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (3- !N/!N/!N - 237x

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PKierdorf (2016/3/12)

PMLP05472-Dido-and-Aeneas.pdf
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Pascal Kierdorf

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Leverkusen: Pascal Kierdorf, 2016

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 Act III. Dido's Lament
#132261 - 0.09MB, 3 pp. -  5.4/10 2 4 6 8 10 (16- !N/!N/!N - 32085x

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Pierre Gouin (2011/10/3)

WIMA.189d-Purcell Dido s Lament.pdf
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Pierre Gouin - Contact

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Montréal: Les Éditions Outremontaises, 2006

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 Violins I
#379088 - 0.18MB, 16 pp. -  4.8/10 2 4 6 8 10 (5- !N/!N/!N - 2008x

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PKierdorf (2015/5/25)

 Violins II
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PKierdorf (2015/5/25)

 Violas
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PKierdorf (2015/5/25)

 Cellos and Basses
#379091 - 0.18MB, 20 pp. -  6.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (5- !N/!N/!N - 1318x

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 Continuo (realized)
#379092 - 0.36MB, 31 pp. -  6.7/10 2 4 6 8 10 (3- !N/!N/!N - 1207x

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PKierdorf (2015/5/25)

PMLP05472-Violine I.pdf
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Pascal Kierdorf

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Pascal Kierdorf

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 Basso (Cellos, Basses, other Continuo)
#53359 - 1.35MB, 25 pp. -  5.6/10 2 4 6 8 10 (9- !N/!N/!N - 5841x

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Bart Dunn (2010/1/18)

PMLP05472-Dido and Aeneas Basso.pdf
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John Henry Fowler, Bart Dunn

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Bart Dunn

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constructed part from John Henry Fowler's edition

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Vocal Scores

Complete

 Complete score
#36466 - 6.37MB, 66 pp. -  6.6/10 2 4 6 8 10 (15- V/V/V - 29468x

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Carolus (2009/8/6)

PMLP05472-Purcell-Z626vsNov.pdf
Arranger:

William Hayman Cummings (1831–1915), piano reduction

Language:

English

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London: Novello, Ewer & Co., n.d. (ca.1892). Plate 8015

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 Complete Score (Solo, Choir, Continuo)
#379093 - 0.54MB, 33 pp. -  7.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (4- !N/!N/!N - 3190x

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PKierdorf (2015/5/25)

PMLP05472-Vocal Score (Continuo).pdf
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Pascal Kierdorf

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Pascal Kierdorf

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Selections

 36. Thy Hand, Belinda
37. When I am Laid in Earth

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operalala (2009/8/11)

PMLP05472-Purcell - When I am laid in Earth - vocal score.pdf
Arranger:

William Hayman Cummings (1831–1915), piano reduction

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English

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London: Novello, Ewer & Co., n.d. (ca.1892). Plate 8015

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Arrangements and Transcriptions

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For 4 Recorders (Tennent)

 Complete Suite
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 Banish Sorrow
#116492 - 0.03MB, 1 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0- !N/!N/!N - 494x

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R. D. Tennent (2011/8/31)

 Fear No Danger
#116493 - 0.03MB, 1 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0- !N/!N/!N - 444x

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R. D. Tennent (2011/8/31)

 Cupid Only Throws the Dart
#116494 - 0.03MB, 1 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0- !N/!N/!N - 280x

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R. D. Tennent (2011/8/31)

 To the Hills and the Vales
#116495 - 0.04MB, 2 pp. -  5.3/10 2 4 6 8 10 (3- !N/!N/!N - 395x

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R. D. Tennent (2011/8/31)

 In Our Deep Vaulted Cell
#116496 - 0.03MB, 1 pp. -  7.5/10 2 4 6 8 10 (4- !N/!N/!N - 295x

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R. D. Tennent (2011/8/31)

 Thanks to these Lonesome Vales
#116497 - 0.03MB, 1 pp. -  2.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (1- !N/!N/!N - 351x

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R. D. Tennent (2011/8/31)

 Come Away Fellow Sailors
#116498 - 0.03MB, 1 pp. -  2.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (1- !N/!N/!N - 501x

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R. D. Tennent (2011/8/31)

 Great Minds Against Themselves Conspire
#116499 - 0.02MB, 1 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0- !N/!N/!N - 312x

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R. D. Tennent (2011/8/31)

 With Drooping Wings
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R. D. Tennent (2011/8/31)

 Engraving files (MusicXML, for MIDI)
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Reccmo (2012/6/10)

WIMA.eb95-didon.pdf
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R.D. Tennent

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Kingston: R.D. Tennent

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Overture to the Prologue

For 2 Harpsichords (Gouin)

 Complete score
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Pierre Gouin (2011/10/3)

WIMA.a596-Purcell Dido Eneas Overture.pdf
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Pierre Gouin - Contact

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Montréal: Les Éditions Outremontaises, 2006

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These file(s) are part of the Werner Icking Music Collection. Adapted from Appendix of the Novello vocal and full score edited by M. Laurie and Thurston Dart in 1966-1974.

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Act III. Dances

For Harpsichord solo (Gouin)

 Complete score
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Pierre Gouin (2011/10/3)

WIMA.afff-Purcell Dido and Aeneas Dances.pdf
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Pierre Gouin - Contact

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Montréal: Les Éditions Outremontaises, 2005

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Act III. Dido's Lament

For 5 Recorders (Eijkhout)

 Complete score
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VictorEijkhout (2016/7/17)

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Victor Eijkhout

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Victor Eijkhout

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For recorders SAATB

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For Cello and Piano (Mandozzi)

 Complete score
#264762 - 0.42MB, 4 pp. -  7.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (4- !N/!N/!N - 5462x

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cellofan (2013/1/5)

PMLP429267-purcell thy hand belinda! when i am laid in .pdf
Arranger:

Orfeo Mandozzi

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Vienna: Orfeo Mandozzi, 1993.

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This is an old transcription of mine and it was Typeset with an Atari Notator software in 1993.

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For Organ (Boniteau)

 Complete score
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Marc lanoiselee (2011/10/15)

 Engraving files (Finale 2008)
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Marc lanoiselee (2012/3/6)

WIMA.adef-Purcell-When-I-am-laid-organ.pdf
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Marc Boniteau

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Marc Boniteau

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For Piano solo (De Boni)

 Complete score
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PhilosopherMusi... (2016/1/18)

PMLP05472-When I am laid piano arrangement Creative Commons - Full Score.pdf
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Marco De Boni

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Marco De Boni

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General Information

Work Title Dido and Aeneas
Alternative Title Dido and Æneas
Composer Purcell, Henry
Opus/Catalogue Number Z.626
Movements/Sections 3 acts
Overture
  • Act I
1. Solo and Chorus: Shake the Cloud
2. Song: Ah! Belinda
3. Recitative: Grief Increases
4. Chorus: When Monarchs Unite
5. Recitative: Whence Could so Much Virtue Spring
6. Duet and Chorus: Fear No Danger
7. Recitative: See Your Royal Guest
8. Chorus: Cupid Only
9. Recitative: If Not for Mine
10. Air: Persue Thy Conquest
11. Chorus: To the Hills and the Vales
12: The Triumphing Dance
  • Act II
13. Prelude for the Witches
14. Chorus: Harm's Our Delight
15. Recitative: The Queen of Carthage
16. Chorus: Ho! Ho! Ho!
17. Recitative: Ruin'd Ere the Set of Sun
18. Chorus: Ho! Ho! Ho!
19. Duet: But, Ere we This Perform
20. Chorus: In Our Deep Vaulted Cell
21. Echo Dance of Furies
22. Ritornelle
23. Song and Chorus: Thanks to These Lonesome Vales
24. Song: Oft She Visits
25. Recitative: Behold, Upon My Bended Spear
26. Song and Chorus: Haste to Town
27. Recitative: Stay, Prince
  • Act III
28. Prelude, Song and Chorus: Come Away, Fellow Sailors
29. The Sailors' Dance
30a. Recitative: See the Flags
30b. Song: Our Next Motion Must Be to Storm
31. Chorus: Destruction's Our Delight
32. The Witches' Dance
33. Recitative: Your Counsel
34. Recitative: But Death, Alas!
35. Chorus: Great Minds
36. Recitative: Thy Hand, Belinda
37. Song: When I am Laid in Earth
38. With Drooping Wings
Year/Date of Composition 1677-88
First Performance 1688 in London
First Publication 1689
Librettist Nahum Tate (1652–1715), after Virgil (70 BCE-19 BCE)
Language English
Composer Time Period Baroque
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation Vocal soli, chorus, orchestra
Mss Sources Juilliard (early manuscript, 121pp., 1677, refers to work as a "Masque")
External Links Wikipedia article
Page about Dido & Aeneas at Opera.Stanford.Edu (Includes Libretto)
Naxos Synopsis and Complete Libretto
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