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  • This aria, which is also known by its popular name, “Dido’s Lament,” is from the opera Dido and Aeneas by English Baroque composer Henry Purcell (1659-1695), with the libretto by Nahum Tate.

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Dido and Aeneas in Trinity College Chapel

Last night the UoT’s early Music program presented Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas in the chapel at Trinity College.  It was a bit of a strange experience.   463 more words

Performance Review - Miscellaneous

Get up and go

As we draw toward the weekend, I have to say that this week has been better than the last in many ways, and the first performance of… 381 more words

Composing

Stupid Things Opera People Say # 00576 (approx.)

Dido:

Thy hand, Belinda; darkness shades me…

Remember me, but ah! forget my fate.

~from Dido and Aeneas, music by Henry Purcell, libretto by Nahum Tate… 179 more words

Funny

Good time had

A good time was had at the Parliament Choir study day yesterday, productive and cheery.  It was mentioned a couple of times that this is a very happy choir, and that is a good thing to have, better still when it is doing things to a high standard and having fun in the process.  232 more words

Composing

Music for Lent - Purcell

Thou Knowest Lord the Secrets of Our Hearts by the great English baroque composer Henry Purcell (1659-1695) is the introit for Sunday morning at All Saints Fulham Church… 197 more words

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