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Purcell: Dido and Aeneas

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CHAN 8306
 
Purcell: Dido and Aeneas
Release Date: May 1991
Originally recorded in 1990
Composer
Henry Purcell
Solo soprano
Emma Kirkby
Solo soprano
Judith Nelson
Solo tenor
David Thomas
Choral
Taverner Choir
Chamber
Taverner Players
Conductor
Andrew Parrott
Venue
Rosslyn Hill Chapel, Hampstead, London
Producer
Brian Couzens
Engineer
Ralph Couzens
Genre:
Choir
Early Music

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HENRY PURCELL

Dido and Aeneas

56:08
1.
1
[Overture]
18:55
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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
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(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
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(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
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(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)
Solo: Emma Kirkby soprano
Solo: Judith Nelson soprano
Solo: David Thomas tenor
Conductor: Andrew Parrott
3-5 January 1981

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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)
Solo: Emma Kirkby soprano
Solo: Judith Nelson soprano
Solo: David Thomas tenor
Conductor: Andrew Parrott
3-5 January 1981




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