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Lamentation of Dido



 Genre: Baroque

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Dido and Aeneas is an opera by the English Baroque composer Henry Purcell, from a libretto by Nahum Tate. The first known performance was at a girls' school in the spring of 1689.

It is based on a story from the fourth book of Virgil's Aeneid, of the legendary Queen of Carthage Dido and the Trojan refugee Aeneas. When Aeneas and his crew are shipwrecked in Carthage, he and the Queen fall in love.
However, Aeneas must soon leave to found Rome. Dido cannot live without him and awaits death.
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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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thetiler said 3850 days ago (March 29th, 2009)
Enjoyed reading
your description ! You do the most wonderful descriptions ! I really think they are of the TOP of my choices in BEST descriptions category :)

The music fits right in there as well.

Way to go ! Always a treat to hear such sweet classics from you !
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Feter said 3850 days ago (March 29th, 2009)
Lamentation of Dido
The most influential piece on history that shaped up my style ...
I studied each note here ...you done it justice sir ! ...really ..
with some new tempo to it ...just perfect ...thnx alot for sharin !!!!
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drakonis said 3849 days ago (March 30th, 2009)
excellent on many counts
Wow. Definitely has the baroque Purcell sound, very nice scoring, and super choices for the instrument sounds... as always you get this to sound like a real recorded performance. So are you saying that there's no actual music score for this opera, and so you invented this in Purcell's style, or did you mean there are scores that are "attributed" to Purcell's opera, I didn't quite know what you meant in your notes by "problematic." Either way, I can feel Dido's heart-wrenching anguish at being left behind.
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Bowman said 3849 days ago (March 30th, 2009)
had great admiration for Henry Purcell and hearing this we can see why.
Heartfelt and beautiful Scotty.
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Moviz said 3848 days ago (March 31st, 2009)
I love
reading your introductions about your posts. I also love to listen to your productions.... just beautiful work, regards M
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kristyjo said 3844 days ago (April 4th, 2009)
Beautiful orchestration
As always - you DO spoil us all with your beautiful instrumentations. Now, all you need is a young singer from a girls' school to do justice to the libretto. I am struck by the recurring theme in opera of the lady dying for the love of her absent lover. Of course, I was also told in college that there are really just six or seven stories in opera, all told with different locales, character names and librettos (or is that libretti?) You certainly do a masterful job of bringing Baroque sensibilities and stylings to the software instruments available to you. Nice phrasing, especially.
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