HENRY PURCELL (1659-1695)
   
 Dido and Aeneas 69:49  
  An opera in three acts  
  Libretto by Nahum Tate  
1 Overture 2:04
  Act One  
2 'Shake the cloud from off your brow' 1:08
  Belinda, Chorus  
3 'Ah! Belinda I am prest with torment' - Air 6:40
  Dido  
4 'Grief increases by concealing' 0:50
  Belinda, Dido, Chorus  
5 'Whence could so much virtue spring?' 4:22
  Dido, Belinda, Second Woman, Chorus  
6 'See, your royal guest appears' 0:53
  Belinda, Aeneas, Dido, Chorus  
7 'Cupid only throws the dart' 0:40
  Chorus  
8 'If not for mine, for Empire's sake' - 'Pursue they conquest, Love' 1:09
  Aeneas, Belinda  
9 Gittars Chacony 2:32
10 'To the hills and vales' 1:03
  Chorus  
11 Triumphing Dance 1:26
  Act Two  
12 Prelude - 'Wayward sisters' - 'Harms our delight' 2:12
  Sorceress, Witches  
13 'The Queen of Carthage' - 'Ho ho ho!' 0:40
  Sorceress, Chorus  
14 'Ruin'd 'ere the set of sun?' - 'Ho ho ho!' 2:26
  Witches, Sorceress, Chorus  
15 'In our deep vaulted cell the charm we'll prepare' 1:19
  Chorus  
16 Echo Dance of Furies 1:16
17 Ritornelle 0:50
18 'Thanks to these lonsome vales' 2:59
  Belinda, Chorus  
19 Gittars Passacaille 3:05
20 'Oft she visits this lone mountain' 1:47
  Second Woman  
21 'Behold, upon my bending spear' - 'Haste, haste to town' 1:22
  Aeneas, Belinda, Chorus, Dido  
22 'Stay, Prince, and hear great Jove's command' 2:38
  Spirit, Aeneas  
23 'Then since our charms have sped' - The Groves' Dance 1:31
  Chorus  
  Act Three  
24 Prelude - 'Come away, fellow sailors' - The Sailors' Dance 2:17
  First Sailor, Chorus  
25 'See the flags and streamers curling' 1:02
  Sorceress, Witches  
26 'Our next motion' 1:16
  Sorceress, Chorus  
27 The Witches' Dance 1:22
28 Almand - 'Your counsel all is urg'd in vain' 7:47
  Dido, Belinda, Aeneas  
29 'Great minds against themselves conspire' 1:00
  Chorus  
30 'Thy hand, Belinda, darkness shades me' - 'When I am laid in earth' 5:05
  Dido  
31 'With drooping wings ye Cupids come' 4:51
  Chorus  
   
 Sarah Connolly mezzo-soprano - Dido
 Gerald Finley baritone - Aeneas
 Lucy Crowe soprano - Belinda
 Patricia Bardon mezzo-soprano - Sorceress
 William Purefoy counter-tenor - Spirit
 Sarah Tynan soprano - Second Woman
 John Mark Ainsley tenor - Sailor
 Carys Lane soprano - First Witch and Chorus
 Rebecca Outram soprano - Second Witch and Chorus
 Elizabeth Kenny
 Steven Devine
  23-25 June 2008