Purcell: Dido & Aeneas

Henry Purcell
Dido & Aeneas
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment - René Jacobs, dir.
Harmonia Mundi HMC 90 1683 [CD]
Harmonia Mundi "René Jacobs Opera Edition" HMX 290 1683 [CD]


    Henry Purcell

    Dido & Aeneas
  1. Overture

  2. Act I
  3. Belinda: "Shake the cloud"
  4. Dido: "Ah! Belinda, I am prest"
  5. Belinda: "Grief increase by concealing"
  6. Chorus: "When monarchs unite"
  7. Dido: "Whence could so much virtue spring?"
  8. Belinda, Second Woman: "Fear no danger to ensue"
  9. Belinda: "See, your Royal Guest appears"
  10. Chorus: "Cupid only throws the dart"
  11. Aeneas: "If not for mine"
  12. Belinda: "Pursue thy conquest"
  13. Chorus: "To the hills and the vales"
  14. The Triumphing Dance

  15. ACT II
  16. Prelude for the Witches
  17. Chorus: "Harm's our delight"
  18. Sorceress: "The Queen of Carthage"
  19. Chorus: "Ho ho ho, ho ho ho!"
  20. Two Witches: "But ere we this perform"
  21. Chorus: "In our deep vaulted cell"
  22. Echo Dance of Furies
  23. Ritornelle
  24. Belinda: "Thanks to these lovesome vales"
  25. Second Woman: "Oft she visits this lov'd moutain"
  26. Aeneas: "Behold, upon my bending spear"
  27. Belinda: "Haste, haste to town"
  28. Spirit: "Stay, Prince and hear great Jove's command"
  29. Chorus: "Then since our Charmes have Sped"
  30. The Grove's Dance

  31. ACT III
  32. Prelude
  33. Chorus: "Come away, fellow sailors"
  34. Sorceress: "See the flags and streamers curling"
  35. Sorceress: "Our next Motion"
  36. Chorus: "Destruction's our delight"
  37. The Witches' Dance
  38. Dido: "Your counsel all is urged in vain"
  39. Chorus: "Great minds against themselves conspire"
  40. Dido: "Thy hand, Belinda"
  41. Dido: "When I am laid in earth"
  42. Chorus: "With dropping wings ye Cupids come"

Playing time: 59' 33"

Lynne Dawson (soprano - Dido), Rosemary Joshua (soprano - Belinda), Gerald Finley (baritone - Aeneas)
Clare College Chapel Choir
Thimoty Brown (choirsmaster)
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightnement
René Jacobs, dir

Recording site and date:
Unknown [10/1998]
Rel.: 2001 (HMC), 2003 (HMX)

[37]-[38] Harmonia Mundi "Century" HMX 290 8174 L'Angleterre baroque - Baroque England / Un siècle de musique anglaise (1650-1760) - Masks, Anthems & Semi-operas

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