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CHAN 0757 - Purcell: Dido and Aeneas
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CD available From: 01 January 2009
 Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
Dido and Aeneas 69:49
      An opera in three acts
      Libretto by Nahum Tate
1 Overture 2:04
      Act One
2 'Shake the cloud from off your brow' 1:08
      Belinda, Chorus
3 'Ah! Belinda I am prest with torment' - Air 6:40
4 'Grief increases by concealing' 0:50
      Belinda, Dido, Chorus
5 'Whence could so much virtue spring?' 4:22
      Dido, Belinda, Second Woman, Chorus
6 'See, your royal guest appears' 0:53
      Belinda, Aeneas, Dido, Chorus
7 'Cupid only throws the dart' 0:40
8 'If not for mine, for Empire's sake' - 'Pursue they conquest, Love' 1:09
      Aeneas, Belinda
9 Gittars Chacony 2:32
10 'To the hills and vales' 1:03
11 Triumphing Dance 1:26
      Act Two
12 Prelude - 'Wayward sisters' - 'Harms our delight' 2:12
      Sorceress, Witches
13 'The Queen of Carthage' - 'Ho ho ho!' 0:40
      Sorceress, Chorus
14 'Ruin'd 'ere the set of sun?' - 'Ho ho ho!' 2:26
      Witches, Sorceress, Chorus
15 'In our deep vaulted cell the charm we'll prepare' 1:19
16 Echo Dance of Furies 1:16
17 Ritornelle 0:50
18 'Thanks to these lonsome vales' 2:59
      Belinda, Chorus
19 Gittars Passacaille 3:05
20 'Oft she visits this lone mountain' 1:47
      Second Woman
21 'Behold, upon my bending spear' - 'Haste, haste to town' 1:22
      Aeneas, Belinda, Chorus, Dido
22 'Stay, Prince, and hear great Jove's command' 2:38
      Spirit, Aeneas
23 'Then since our charms have sped' - The Groves' Dance 1:31
      Act Three
24 Prelude - 'Come away, fellow sailors' - The Sailors' Dance 2:17
      First Sailor, Chorus
25 'See the flags and streamers curling' 1:02
      Sorceress, Witches
26 'Our next motion' 1:16
      Sorceress, Chorus
27 The Witches' Dance 1:22
28 Almand - 'Your counsel all is urg'd in vain' 7:47
      Dido, Belinda, Aeneas
29 'Great minds against themselves conspire' 1:00
30 'Thy hand, Belinda, darkness shades me' - 'When I am laid in earth' 5:05
31 'With drooping wings ye Cupids come' 4:51
 Sarah Connolly mezzo-soprano - Dido
 Gerald Finley baritone - Aeneas
 Lucy Crowe soprano - Belinda
 Patricia Bardon mezzo-soprano - Sorceress
 William Purefoy counter-tenor - Spirit
 Sarah Tynan soprano - Second Woman
 John Mark Ainsley tenor - Sailor
 Carys Lane soprano - First Witch and Chorus
 Rebecca Outram soprano - Second Witch and Chorus
 Choir of the Enlightenment
 Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
 Elizabeth Kenny
 Steven Devine
 Recorded in:
 St Silas The Martyr, Kentish Town, London
      23-25 June 2008
 Rachel Smith
 Sound Engineer(s)
 Ralph Couzens
 Jonathan Cooper (Assistant)
 Format: Digital CD 16Bit 44.1Khz
Originally recorded in: 24Bit 96Khz

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