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Purcell: Dido and Aeneas

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Purcell: Dido and Aeneas
Release Date: January 2009
Originally recorded in 2008
Composer (1659-1695)
Henry Purcell
Solo mezzo-soprano - Dido
Sarah Connolly
Solo baritone - Aeneas
Gerald Finley
Solo soprano - Belinda
Lucy Crowe
Solo mezzo-soprano - Sorceress
Patricia Bardon
Solo counter-tenor - Spirit
William Purefoy
Solo soprano - Second Woman
Sarah Tynan
Solo tenor - Sailor
John Mark Ainsley
Solo soprano - First Witch and Chorus
Carys Lane
Solo soprano - Second Witch and Chorus
Rebecca Outram
Choral
Choir of the Enlightenment
Orchestra
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Conductor
Elizabeth Kenny
Conductor
Steven Devine
Venue
St Silas The Martyr, Kentish Town, London
Producer
Rachel Smith
Engineer
Ralph Couzens
Engineer (Assistant)
Jonathan Cooper
Genre:
Orchestral & Concertos
Opera

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HENRY PURCELL

(1659-1695)

Dido and Aeneas

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

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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
Dido
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
Chorus
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
Chorus
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
Chorus
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
Chorus
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
Chorus
30.
'Thy hand, Belinda, darkness shades me' - 'When I am laid in earth'
5:05
Dido
31.
'With drooping wings ye Cupids come'
4:51
Chorus
Solo: Sarah Connolly mezzo-soprano - Dido
Solo: Gerald Finley baritone - Aeneas
Solo: Lucy Crowe soprano - Belinda
Solo: Patricia Bardon mezzo-soprano - Sorceress
Solo: William Purefoy counter-tenor - Spirit
Solo: Sarah Tynan soprano - Second Woman
Solo: John Mark Ainsley tenor - Sailor
Solo: Carys Lane soprano - First Witch and Chorus
Solo: Rebecca Outram soprano - Second Witch and Chorus
Conductor: Elizabeth Kenny
Conductor: Steven Devine Conductor
23-25 June 2008




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