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Dido and Aeneas, Z 626 (Henry Purcell)

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Complete work

  • CPDL #11860:  (Sibelius 4)
Orchestral Parts:
Editor: John Henry Fowler (submitted 2006-06-12).   Score information: Letter, 143 pages, 1.14 MB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Error.gif Possible error(s) identified. See the discussion page for full description.

Individual movements

1. Overture

  • CPDL #11476:  (Sibelius 4)
Editor: John Henry Fowler (submitted 2006-04-17).   Score information: Letter, 6 pages, 62 kB   Copyright: CPDL

Act 1

2a-b. Aria: "Shake the cloud from off your brow" - Chorus: "Banish sorrow, banish care"

  • CPDL #11531:  (Sibelius 4)
Editor: John Henry Fowler (submitted 2006-04-23).   Score information: Letter, 4 pages, 52 kB   Copyright: CPDL

3. Aria and Ritornello: "Ah! Belinda, I am prest with torment"

  • CPDL #11719:  (Sibelius 4)
Editor: John Henry Fowler (submitted 2006-05-15).   Score information: Letter, 4 pages, 62 kB   Copyright: CPDL

4. Duet: "Grief increases by concealing"

  • CPDL #11720:  (Sibelius 4)
Editor: John Henry Fowler (submitted 2006-05-15).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 30 kB   Copyright: CPDL

5. Chorus: "When monarchs unite"

  • CPDL #11721:  (Sibelius 4)
Editor: John Henry Fowler (submitted 2006-05-15).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 30 kB   Copyright: CPDL

6. Trio: "Whence could so much virtue spring?"

  • CPDL #11722:  (Sibelius 4)
Editor: John Henry Fowler (submitted 2006-05-15).   Score information: Letter, 3 pages, 47 kB   Copyright: CPDL

7. Duet and Chorus: "Fear no danger"

  • CPDL #11723:  (Sibelius 4)
Editor: John Henry Fowler (submitted 2006-05-15).   Score information: Letter, 5 pages, 57 kB   Copyright: CPDL

8. Trio: "See, your royal guest appears"

  • CPDL #11724:  (Sibelius 4)
Editor: John Henry Fowler (submitted 2006-05-15).   Score information: Letter, 2 pages, 33 kB   Copyright: CPDL

9. Chorus: "Cupid only throws the dart"

  • CPDL #11725:  (Sibelius 4)
Editor: John Henry Fowler (submitted 2006-05-15).   Score information: Letter, 4 pages, 46 kB   Copyright: CPDL

10. Aria: "If not for mine"

  • CPDL #11730:  (Sibelius 4)
Editor: John Henry Fowler (submitted 2006-05-16).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 26 kB   Copyright: CPDL

11. Prelude and Aria: "Pursue thy conquest, love"

  • CPDL #11731:  (Sibelius 4)
Editor: John Henry Fowler (submitted 2006-05-16).   Score information: Letter, 2 pages, 43 kB   Copyright: CPDL

12. Chorus: "To the hills and the vales"

  • CPDL #11738:  (Sibelius 4)
Editor: John Henry Fowler (submitted 2006-05-17).   Score information: Letter, 8 pages, 76 kB   Copyright: CPDL

13. Dance: The triumphing dance

  • CPDL #11740:  (Sibelius 4)
Editor: John Henry Fowler (submitted 2006-05-18).   Score information: Letter, 4 pages, 54 kB   Copyright: CPDL

Act 2

14. Prelude and Aria: "Wayward sisters"

  • CPDL #11750:  (Sibelius 4)
Editor: John Henry Fowler (submitted 2006-05-19).   Score information: Letter, 4 pages, 46 kB   Copyright: CPDL

15. Chorus: "Harm's our delight"

  • CPDL #11754:  (Sibelius 4)
Editor: John Henry Fowler (submitted 2006-05-20).   Score information: Letter, 2 pages, 36 kB   Copyright: CPDL

16. Aria: "The Queen of Carthage, whom we hate"

  • CPDL #11756:  (Sibelius 4)
Editor: John Henry Fowler (submitted 2006-05-21).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 27 kB   Copyright: CPDL

17. Chorus: "Ho ho ho!"

  • CPDL #11757:  (Sibelius 4)
Editor: John Henry Fowler (submitted 2006-05-21).   Score information: Letter, 3 pages, 38 kB   Copyright: CPDL

18. Witches' Trio: "Ruin'd ere the set of sun"

  • CPDL #11758:  (Sibelius 4)
Editor: John Henry Fowler (submitted 2006-05-21).   Score information: Letter, 3 pages, 40 kB   Copyright: CPDL

19. Chorus: "Ho ho ho!"

  • CPDL #11759:  (Sibelius 4)
Editor: John Henry Fowler (submitted 2006-05-21).   Score information: Letter, 3 pages, 36 kB   Copyright: CPDL

20. Chorus: "Witches' Duet - But ere we this perform"

  • CPDL #11763:  (Sibelius 4)
Editor: John Henry Fowler (submitted 2006-05-22).   Score information: Letter, 2 pages, 43 kB   Copyright: CPDL

21. Chorus: "In our deep vaulted cell"

  • CPDL #11773:  (Sibelius 4)
Editor: John Henry Fowler (submitted 2006-05-24).   Score information: Letter, 6 pages, 53 kB   Copyright: CPDL

22. "Echo dance of the furies"

  • CPDL #11774:  (Sibelius 4)
Editor: John Henry Fowler (submitted 2006-05-25).   Score information: Letter, 5 pages, 56 kB   Copyright: CPDL

23. Ritornello

  • CPDL #11775:  (Sibelius 4)
Editor: John Henry Fowler (submitted 2006-05-25).   Score information: Letter, 2 pages, 39 kB   Copyright: CPDL

24a. Aria: "Thanks to these lonesome vales"

  • CPDL #11786:  (Sibelius 4)
Editor: John Henry Fowler (submitted 2006-05-28).   Score information: Letter, 2 pages, 33 kB   Copyright: CPDL

24b. Chorus: "Thanks to these lonesome vales"

  • CPDL #11794:  (Sibelius 4)
Editor: John Henry Fowler (submitted 2006-05-29).   Score information: Letter, 4 pages, 48 kB   Copyright: CPDL

25a. Aria: "Oft she visits this lone mountain"

  • CPDL #11796:  (Sibelius 4)
Editor: John Henry Fowler (submitted 2006-05-30).   Score information: Letter, 2 pages, 48 kB   Copyright: CPDL

25b. Ritornello: "A Dance to entertain Aeneas by Dido's Women"

  • CPDL #11798:  (Sibelius 4)
Editor: John Henry Fowler (submitted 2006-05-31).   Score information: Letter, 2 pages, 37 kB   Copyright: CPDL

26. Aria: "Behold, upon my bended spear"

  • CPDL #11805:  (Sibelius 4)
Editor: John Henry Fowler (submitted 2006-06-03).   Score information: Letter, 2 pages, 34 kB   Copyright: CPDL

27. Aria and Chorus: "Haste, haste to town"

  • CPDL #11816:  (Sibelius 4)
Editor: John Henry Fowler (submitted 2006-06-04).   Score information: Letter, 6 pages, 64 kB   Copyright: CPDL

28. Duet: "Stay, Prince"

  • CPDL #11818:  (Sibelius 4)
Editor: John Henry Fowler (submitted 2006-06-04).   Score information: Letter, 3 pages, 53 kB   Copyright: CPDL

Act 3

29. Prelude and Aria: "Come away, fellow sailors"

  • CPDL #11493:  (Sibelius 4)
Editor: John Henry Fowler (submitted 2006-04-18).   Score information: Letter, 10 pages, 86 kB   Copyright: CPDL

30. Dance: The sailor's dance

  • CPDL #11521:  (Sibelius 4)
Editor: John Henry Fowler (submitted 2006-04-20).   Score information: Letter, 2 pages, 31 kB   Copyright: CPDL

31. Trio: "See the flags and the streamers curling"

  • CPDL #11523:  (Sibelius 4)
Editor: John Henry Fowler (submitted 2006-04-22).   Score information: Letter, 2 pages, 46 kB   Copyright: CPDL

32. Aria: "Our next motion"

  • CPDL #11526:  (Sibelius 4)
Editor: John Henry Fowler (submitted 2006-04-22).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 32 kB   Copyright: CPDL

33. Chorus: "Destruction's our delight"

  • CPDL #11527:  (Sibelius 4)
Editor: John Henry Fowler (submitted 2006-04-22).   Score information: Letter, 4 pages, 46 kB   Copyright: CPDL

34. Dance: The witches' dance

  • CPDL #11819:  (Sibelius 4)
Editor: John Henry Fowler (submitted 2006-06-04).   Score information: Letter, 3 pages, 42 kB   Copyright: CPDL

35a-b. Aria: "Your counsel all is urg'd in vain" - Trio: "See, madam where the Prince appears"

  • CPDL #11857:  (Sibelius 4)
Editor: John Henry Fowler (submitted 2006-06-12).   Score information: Letter, 6 pages, 74 kB   Copyright: CPDL

36. Chorus: "Great minds against themselves conspire"

  • CPDL #11778:  (Sibelius 4)
Editor: John Henry Fowler (submitted 2006-05-27).   Score information: Letter, 3 pages, 37 kB   Copyright: CPDL

37. Aria: "Thy hand Belinda, darkness shades me"

  • CPDL #29874: 
Editor: Shaun Pirttijarvi (submitted 2013-08-18).   Score information: A4, 12 pages, 132 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Original instrumentation. Please email me if you require a transposition.
  • CPDL #19367:  Network.png PDFs and Midi available
Editor: John Kilpatrick (submitted 2009-05-01).   Score information: A4, 8 pages, 69 kB   (full score 12 pages, 83KB) Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Set for wind quartet, soprano solo, and SATB choir (or a cappella). Vocal and full scores available, and instrument parts.
  • CPDL #11824:  (Sibelius 4)
Editor: John Henry Fowler (submitted 2006-06-06).   Score information: Letter, 6 pages, 27 kB   Copyright: CPDL

38. Ground, Aria and Ritornello: "When I am laid in earth"

  • CPDL #11479:  (Sibelius 4)
Editor: John Henry Fowler (submitted 2006-04-17).   Score information: Letter, 3 pages, 38 kB   Copyright: CPDL

39. Chorus: "With drooping wings"

  • CPDL #11836:  (Sibelius 4)
Editor: John Henry Fowler (submitted 2006-06-07).   Score information: Letter, 6 pages, 74 kB   Copyright: CPDL

40. Epilogue: "All that we know the angels do above"

General Information

Title: Dido and Aeneas
Composer: Henry Purcell

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB plus 9 Soloists: 2 Mezzo-Sopranos, 5 Sopranos, 2 Tenors
Genre: SecularOpera

Language: English
Instruments: Strings (Violin I, Violin II, Viola, Violoncello, Basso Continuo/Harpsichord)

Published: 1689

Description: Score based on MS 1266 (5) at St. Michaels College, Tenbury

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Dido and Aeneas.