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Henry Purcell: Dido And Aeneas - Vocal Score


Dimensions
Weight: 0.3 kg

Price
£8.95
Availability
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Instrument
Choral, Opera
Media
Sheet Music
Format
Vocal Score
Genre
Baroque
Contributors
Henry Purcell (Composer), Thurston Dart (Editor), Margaret Laurie (Editor)
Language
English
Publisher
Novello & Co Ltd.
Exam Board
ABRSM
Grade
Grade 6
No. Pages:
112
Code
NOV070318

Henry Purcell’s only Opera proper, Dido and Aeneas is a magnificent example of English Baroque music, with lively dances and passionate aria sections that demonstrate Purcell’s masterful compositional and choral writing skill. Based on a libretto by Nahum Tate it was first performed in 1689, comprises three acts and lasts about an hour.

Filled with dramatic lyricism with a wide range of musical and emotional content, it is a monumental Baroque composition considered to be one of England’s foremost operatic works. Dido and Aeneas contains all the elements for a successful opera including a shipwreck, sorcery, love and lost love and death.

This is the Vocal and Full Operatic Score, edited by Margaret Laurie and Thurston Dart. With its interesting and imaginative realization and authentic editorial process this is an excellent edition that features some performing choices and variants and also includes the reconstructed prologue.