Dido's Lament (Henry Purcell)


Dido's lament from Purcell's opera Dido and Aeneas, transposed to alto pitch and sung by D W Solomons (countertenor). The mp3 can be obtained on the CD "While my cat gently snoozes: http://www.cdbaby.com/dwschorale7 The artwork illustrating this performance includes work by Guercino, Cayot (sculpture of Dido), Tiepolo and Füger. Many thanks to the following art-photographers on Wikimedia: Marie-Lan Nguyen (Jastrow), Erwin Jurschitza (zeno.org), and Arianna I have also made an arrangement for just alto and guitar (including the recitativo), which can be obtained at: http://dwsolo.load.cd/sheetmusic/sm-68987_dido_s_lament__arranged_for_alto_and_guitar.html A version for clarinet and guitar is also available at Dido's lament (clarinet and guitar) http://dwsolo.musicaneo.com/sheetmusic/sm-85831_dido_s_lament__arranged_for_clarinet_and_guitar.html When I am laid, am laid in earth, May my wrongs create No trouble, no trouble in thy breast; Remember me, remember me, but ah! forget my fate. Remember me, but ah! forget my fate.

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