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CHAN 0521 - Purcell: Dido and Aeneas
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Opera - Dido and Aeneas

     
 Henry Purcell
     
Dido and Aeneas 56:08
1 1 [Overture] 18:55
      ACT 1 (The Palace)
      Song (Belinda) & Chorus Shake the cloud from off your brow
      Song (Dido) Ah! Belinda
      Recitative & Song (Belinda, Dido & Second Woman)
      Grief increases by concealing
      Chorus When monarchs unite
      Duet (Belinda & Second Woman) & Chorus
      Fear no danger to ensue
      Dance
      Recitative (Belinda & Aeneas & Dido)
      See, your royal guest appears
      Chorus Cupid only throws the dart
      Recitative (Aeneas) If not for mine, for empire's sake
      Song (Belinda) Pursue thy conquest, Love
      Dance (guitar's chacony)
      Chorus To the hills and the vales
      The Triumphing Dance
     
2 ACT II Scene 1 (The Cave) 7:33
      (Prelude for the Witches)
      Recitative (Sorceress) Wayward sisters
      Chorus Harm's our delight
      Recitative (Sorceress) The Queen of Carthage, whom we hate
      Chorus Ho ho ho
      Recitative (Enchantress & Sorceress) Ruin'd ere the set of sun?
      Chorus Ho ho ho
      Duet (Enchantress) But ere we this perform
      Chorus In our deep vaulted cell
      Echo Dance (Enchantress & Furies)
     
3 ACT II Scene 2 (The Grove) 10:30
      (Ritornelle)
      Song (Belinda) & Chorus Thanks to these lonesome vales
      Dance (guitar ground)
      Song (Second Woman) Oft she visits this lonely mountain
      A dance to entertain Aeneas (Dido's women)
      Recitative (Aeneas & Dido) Behold, upon mybending spear
      Song (Belinda) & Chorus Haste, haste to town
      Recitative (Spirit & Aeneas) Stay, Prince
      Chorus [not extant]
      Dance [not extant: hornpipe from The Married Beau]
     
4 ACT III (The Ships) 18:51
      (Prelude)
      Song (Sailor) & Chorus Come away, fellow sailors
      The Sailors' Dance
      Recitative & Duet (Sorceress & Enchantress)
      See the flags and streamers curling
      Song (Sorceress) Our next motion
      Chorus Destruction's our delight
      Dance (The Witches' Dance)
      Recitative (Dido, Belinda & Aeneas)
      Your counsel all is urg'd in vain
      Chorus Great minds against themselves conspire
      Recitative (Dido) Thy hand, Belinda
      Song (Dido) When I am laid in earth
      Chorus With drooping wings ye cupids come
      Dance (Cupids)
     
 Emma Kirkby soprano
 Judith Nelson soprano
 David Thomas tenor
 Taverner Choir
 Taverner Players
 Andrew Parrott
 Recorded in:
 Rosslyn Hill Chapel, Hampstead, London
      3-5 January 1981
 Producer(s)
 Brian Couzens
 Sound Engineer(s)
 Ralph Couzens
         
      Awards  
      Penguin Guide ***>  
 Format: Digital CD 16Bit 44.1Khz
Originally recorded in: 24Bit 96Khz

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