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Dido's Lament (Henry Purcell)

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Uploaded on Dec 3, 2008

Dido's lament from Purcell's opera Dido and Aeneas, transposed to alto pitch and sung by D W Solomons (countertenor).
The mp3 can be obtained on the CD "While my cat gently snoozes:
http://www.cdbaby.com/dwschorale7

The artwork illustrating this performance includes work by Guercino, Cayot (sculpture of Dido), Tiepolo and Füger.
Many thanks to the following art-photographers on Wikimedia: Marie-Lan Nguyen (Jastrow), Erwin Jurschitza (zeno.org), and Arianna
I have also made an arrangement for just alto and guitar (including the recitativo), which can be obtained at:
http://dwsolo.load.cd/sheetmusic/sm-6...

A version for clarinet and guitar is also available at

Dido's lament (clarinet and guitar)
http://dwsolo.musicaneo.com/sheetmusi...

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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