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Henry Purcell

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Country of Birth:

England

Year of Birth:

1659

Year of Death:

1695

About the composer Henry Purcell

Henry Purcell (10 September 1659 (?)- 21 November 1695), was an English organist and Baroque composer of secular and sacred music. Although Purcell incorporated Italian and French stylistic elements into his compositions, his legacy was a uniquely English form of Baroque music. He is generally considered to be one of the greatest English composers; no other native-born English composer approached his fame until Edward Elgar.
Purcell was born in St Ann's Lane Old Pye Street, Westminster. Henry Purcell Senior, whose older brother Thomas Purcell (d. 1682) was also a musician, was a gentleman of the Chapel Royal and sang at the coronation of King Charles II of England. Henry the elder had three sons: Edward, Henry and Daniel. Daniel Purcell (d. 1717), the youngest of the brothers, was also a prolific composer who wrote the music for much of the final act of The Indian Queen after Henry Purcell's death. Henry Purcell's family lived just a few hundred yards west of Westminster Abbey from the year 1659 and onward.
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Jessye Norman A Portrait When I Am Laid In Earth Purcel 1672
When I am laid in earth
(Dido and Aeneas)
Jessye Norman
Purcell Dido Aeneas Jessye Norman Complete 8341
Thy hand Belinda when I am laid
(Dido and Aeneas)
Jessye Norman

Janet Baker Dido Aeneas Ah Belinda I am prest 38495
Ah! Belinda I am prest
(Dido and Aeneas)
Janet Baker
Thanks to these lonesome vales 129202
Thanks to these lonesome vales
(Dido and Aeneas)
Camilla Tilling

A complete version of Henry Purcell s Dido Aeneas No 2 Aeneas Introduction Catherine Bott Emma Kirkby John Mark Ainsley Julianne Baird David Thomas Sara Stowe Daniel Lochmann Michael Chance 128503
To the hills and the vales
(Dido and Aeneas)
John Mark Ainsley
Julianne Baird
Michael Chance
Catherine Bott
A complete version of Henry Purcell s Dido Aeneas No 3 The Witches Catherine Bott Emma Kirkby John Mark Ainsley Julianne Baird David Thomas Sara Stowe Daniel Lochmann Michael Chance 37701
Witches dance
(Dido and Aeneas)
John Mark Ainsley
Julianne Baird
Michael Chance
Catherine Bott

A complete version of Henry Purcell s Dido Aeneas No 6 Dido s Death Catherine Bott Emma Kirkby John Mark Ainsley Julianne Baird David Thomas Sara Stowe Daniel Lochmann Michael Chance 36966
Great minds against themselves
(Dido and Aeneas)
John Mark Ainsley
Julianne Baird
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Catherine Bott

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Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1When I am laid in earth (Dido's Lament) Popularity:

Opera: Dido and AeneasComposer: PurcellAct: 3.10

Type: ariaVoice: mezzo or sopranoLanguage: English

Roles: Dido
2Thy hand Belinda when I am laid Popularity:

Opera: Dido and AeneasComposer: PurcellAct: 3.09

Type: ariaVoice: mezzo or sopranoLanguage: English

Roles: Dido
3Ah! Belinda I am prest Popularity:

Opera: Dido and AeneasComposer: PurcellAct: 1.03

Type: ariaVoice: mezzo or sopranoLanguage: English

Roles: Dido
4Fear no danger to ensue Popularity:

Opera: Dido and AeneasComposer: PurcellAct: 1.07-1

Type: aria,choirVoice: sopranoLanguage: English

Roles: Belinda
5Come away fellow sailors Popularity:

Opera: Dido and AeneasComposer: PurcellAct: 3.01

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: English

Roles:
6Behold upon my bending spear Popularity:

Opera: Dido and AeneasComposer: PurcellAct: 2.12

Type: duetVoice: T/Br Mz/SLanguage: English

Roles: Aeneas/Dido
7The Queen of Carthage Popularity:

Opera: Dido and AeneasComposer: PurcellAct: 2.03

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: English

Roles: Sorceress
8Thanks to these lonesome vales Popularity:

Opera: Dido and AeneasComposer: PurcellAct: 2.10

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: English

Roles: Belinda
9Witches dance Popularity:

Opera: Dido and AeneasComposer: PurcellAct: 3.06

Type: instrumentalVoice: n/aLanguage: English

Roles:
10Shake the cloud from off your brow Popularity:

Opera: Dido and AeneasComposer: PurcellAct: 1.02

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: English

Roles: Belinda
11Wayward sisters you that fright Popularity:

Opera: Dido and AeneasComposer: PurcellAct: 2.01

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: English

Roles: Sorceress
12Ruin'd ere the set of sun Popularity:

Opera: Dido and AeneasComposer: PurcellAct: 2.05

Type: recitativeVoice: mezzoLanguage: English

Roles: Sorceress
13Grief increases by concealing Popularity:

Opera: Dido and AeneasComposer: PurcellAct: 1.04

Type: duetVoice: S Mz/SLanguage: English

Roles: Belinda/Dido
14Pursue thy conquest love Popularity:

Opera: Dido and AeneasComposer: PurcellAct: 1.11

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: English

Roles: Belinda
15Whence could so much virtue spring Popularity:

Opera: Dido and AeneasComposer: PurcellAct: 1.06

Type: duetVoice: Mz/S SLanguage: English

Roles: Dido/Belinda
16But ere we this perform Popularity:

Opera: Dido and AeneasComposer: PurcellAct: 2.06

Type: duetVoice: Mz MzLanguage: English

Roles: First Witch/Second Witch
17If not for mine for Empire's sake Popularity:

Opera: Dido and AeneasComposer: PurcellAct: 1.10

Type: ariaVoice: baritone or tenorLanguage: English

Roles: Aeneas
18Our next motion Popularity:

Opera: Dido and AeneasComposer: PurcellAct: 3.04

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: English

Roles: Sorceress
19Stay Prince and hear Popularity:

Opera: Dido and AeneasComposer: PurcellAct: 2.14

Type: duetVoice: baritone or tenorLanguage: English

Roles: Aeneas
20See see the flags Popularity:

Opera: Dido and AeneasComposer: PurcellAct: 3.03

Type: duetVoice: Mz MzLanguage: English

Roles: Sorceress/First Witch
21But death alas I cannot shun Popularity:

Opera: Dido and AeneasComposer: PurcellAct: 3.08-1

Type: aria,choirVoice: mezzo or sopranoLanguage: English

Roles: Dido
22Haste haste to town Popularity:

Opera: Dido and AeneasComposer: PurcellAct: 2.13

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: English

Roles: Belinda
23See our royal guest appears Popularity:

Opera: Dido and AeneasComposer: PurcellAct: 1.08

Type: duetVoice: S T/BrLanguage: English

Roles: Belinda/Aeneas
24Come let us agree Popularity:

Opera: Timon of AtheneComposer: PurcellAct: 1.11

Type: duet,choirVoice: S BLanguage: English

Roles:
25Love quickly ism pall'd Popularity:

Opera: Timon of AtheneComposer: PurcellAct: 1.10

Type: quartetVoice: Br TLanguage: English

Roles:
26The cares of lovers Popularity:

Opera: Timon of AtheneComposer: PurcellAct: 1.09

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: English

Roles:
27Return revolting regells Popularity:

Opera: Timon of AtheneComposer: PurcellAct: 1.08

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: English

Roles:
28Come all come all to me Popularity:

Opera: Timon of AtheneComposer: PurcellAct: 1.06

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: English

Roles:
29Hence with your trifling Popularity:

Opera: Timon of AtheneComposer: PurcellAct: 1.05

Type: recitativeVoice: Br TLanguage: English

Roles:
30But ah how much Popularity:

Opera: Timon of AtheneComposer: PurcellAct: 1.04

Type: trioVoice: Mz S BrLanguage: English

Roles:
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