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The Resource Dido and Aeneas, Henry Purcell ; edited by William H. Cummings

Dido and Aeneas, Henry Purcell ; edited by William H. Cummings

Label
Dido and Aeneas
Title
Dido and Aeneas
Statement of responsibility
Henry Purcell ; edited by William H. Cummings
Creator
Contributor
Librettist
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Sparkling miniature opera, filled with intense drama and elegant song, lasts no more than an hour, yet unfolds a virtuoso range of expressive music, from a high-spirited sailors{u2019} dance to Dido{u2019}s touching lament "When I am laid in earth." First presented in 1689, remains the oldest operatic work still popularly performed. Authoritative early edition
Cataloging source
DLC
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1659-1695
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Purcell, Henry
Form of composition
operas
Format of music
full score
LC call number
M1500.P98
LC item number
D5 1995
Literary text for sound recordings
not applicable
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  • 1831-1915
  • 1652-1715
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Cummings, William Hayman
  • Tate, Nahum
  • Virgil
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  • Dido
  • Operas
  • Dido
  • Aeneas
  • Aeneas
Label
Dido and Aeneas, Henry Purcell ; edited by William H. Cummings
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Opera in 3 acts
  • Libretto by Nahum Tate
  • Based on: Aeneid / Virgil
  • Originally published: London : Novello, 1915?
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
notated music
Content type code
  • ntm
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Act I. Shake the cloud from off your brow -- Ah! Belinda, I am prest with torment -- Grief increases by concealing -- Whem monarchs unite -- Whence could so much virtue spring? -- Fear no danger to ensue -- See your royal guest appears -- Cupid only throws the dart -- If not for mine, for Empire's sake -- Pursue thy conquest, love -- To the hills and the vales -- The triumphing dance -- Wayward sisters, you that fright -- Harm's our delight and mischief -- The Queen of Carthage, whom we hate -- Ho ho ho! -- Ruin'd ere the set of sun?-The Trojan prince, you know -- Ho ho ho! -- But, ere we this perform -- In our deep valuted cell -- Echo dance of furies
  • Act II. Ritornelle -- Thanks, to these lonesome vales -- Oft she visits this lov'd mountain -- Behold, upon my bended spear -- Haste, haste to town -- Stay, prince! and hear great Jove's command
  • Act III. Come away, fellow sailors -- The sailor's dance -- See the flags and streamers curling -- Our next motion must be to storm -- Destruction's our delight -- The witches' dance -- Your counsel, all is urg'd in vain -- But death, alas! I cann shun -- Great minds against themselves conspire -- Thy hand, Belinda -- When I am laid in earth -- With drooping wings, ye cupids come
Control code
32746283
Dimensions
28 cm
Extent
1 score (xxii, 89 pages)
Isbn
9780486287461
Lccn
95022550
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
MusicalPresentation
In full score.
Label
Dido and Aeneas, Henry Purcell ; edited by William H. Cummings
Publication
Note
  • Opera in 3 acts
  • Libretto by Nahum Tate
  • Based on: Aeneid / Virgil
  • Originally published: London : Novello, 1915?
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
notated music
Content type code
  • ntm
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Act I. Shake the cloud from off your brow -- Ah! Belinda, I am prest with torment -- Grief increases by concealing -- Whem monarchs unite -- Whence could so much virtue spring? -- Fear no danger to ensue -- See your royal guest appears -- Cupid only throws the dart -- If not for mine, for Empire's sake -- Pursue thy conquest, love -- To the hills and the vales -- The triumphing dance -- Wayward sisters, you that fright -- Harm's our delight and mischief -- The Queen of Carthage, whom we hate -- Ho ho ho! -- Ruin'd ere the set of sun?-The Trojan prince, you know -- Ho ho ho! -- But, ere we this perform -- In our deep valuted cell -- Echo dance of furies
  • Act II. Ritornelle -- Thanks, to these lonesome vales -- Oft she visits this lov'd mountain -- Behold, upon my bended spear -- Haste, haste to town -- Stay, prince! and hear great Jove's command
  • Act III. Come away, fellow sailors -- The sailor's dance -- See the flags and streamers curling -- Our next motion must be to storm -- Destruction's our delight -- The witches' dance -- Your counsel, all is urg'd in vain -- But death, alas! I cann shun -- Great minds against themselves conspire -- Thy hand, Belinda -- When I am laid in earth -- With drooping wings, ye cupids come
Control code
32746283
Dimensions
28 cm
Extent
1 score (xxii, 89 pages)
Isbn
9780486287461
Lccn
95022550
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
MusicalPresentation
In full score.

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