Purcell: Dido and Aeneas

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Purcell: Dido and Aeneas



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Purcell: Dido and Aeneas

Kym Amps (soprano), David van Asch (bass), Anna Crookes (soprano)

Scholars Baroque Ensemble


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Henry Purcell: Dido and Aeneas, Z. 626


Act I: Belinda, Chorus: Shake the cloud from off your brow

Act I: Dido: Ah! Belinda, I am press'd with torment

Act I: Belinda, Dido: Grief increases by concealing

Act I: Chorus: When monarchs unite how happy their state

Act I: Dido, Belinda: Whence could so much virtue spring?

Act I: Belinda, 2nd Woman and Chorus: Fear no danger to ensue

Act I: Belinda, Aeneas, Dido: See, your Royal guest appears

Act I: Chorus: Cupid only throws the dart

Act I: Aeneas, Belinda: If not for mine, for Empire's sake

Act I: Guitars' Chaconne

Act I: Chorus: To the hills and the vales

Act I: The Triumphing Dance

Act II: Prelude for the Witches (Sorceress and 1st Witch): Wayward sisters

Act II: Chorus: Harm's our delight

Act II: Sorceress: The Queen of Carthage, whom we hate

Act II: Chorus: Ho Ho Ho, Ho Ho Ho!

Act II: 1st and 2nd Witches, Sorceress: Ruin'd ere the set of sun?

Act II: Chorus: Ho Ho Ho, Ho Ho Ho!

Act II: Sailors' Dance

Act II: 1st and 2nd Witches: But, ere we this perform

Act II: Chorus: In our deep vaulted cell

Act II: Echo Dance of Furies

Act II: Ritornelle

Act II: Belinda, Chorus: Thanks to these lonesome vales

Act II: Guitar Dance, 2nd Woman: Oft she visits this lone mountain

Act II: Aeneas, Dido: Behold, upon my bended spear

Act II: Belinda, Chorus: Haste to town

Act II: Spirit, Aeneas: Stay, Prince! and hear great Jove's command

Act II: Ritornelle

Act III: 1st Sailor and Chorus: Come away, fellow sailors

Act III: The Sailor's Dance

Act III: Sorceress, 1st and 2nd Witches: See, the flags and streamers curling

Act III: Sorceress: Our next motion

Act III: Chorus: Destruction's our delight

Act III: The Witches' Dance

Act III: Belinda, Aeneas: Your counsel all is urg'd in vain

Act III: Chorus: Great minds against themselves conspire

Act III: Dido: Thy hand, Belinda; darkness shades me

Act III: Dido: When I am laid in earth

Act III: Chorus: With drooping wings ye cupids come

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“Kym Amps, a noble Dido of such great presence, passionate yet grave....Sara Connolly's Sorceress an impossing creation....Kym Amps and Sara Connolly would be bargains at full price.”

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