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When I Am Laid in Earth (Air, "Dido's Lament" from the opera Dido and Aeneas)

By Henry Purcell

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Piano - Late Intermediate
Composed by Henry Purcell (1659-1695). Arranged by Sylvia Rabinof. This edition: 2 copies included. Masterworks; Piano Quartet (2 Pianos, 8 Hands); Quartet. Keyboard Ensemble Series. Intermediate level piece for the Piano Quartet event with the National Federation of Music Clubs (NFMC) Festivals Bulletin 2008-2009-2010. Baroque; Masterwork Arrangement. Sheet. 20 pages. Published by Belwin Music (AP.PA02334A).

Item Number: AP.PA02334A

ISBN 0757994881.

Henry Purcell's masterpiece, Dido and Aeneas, is considered the high point of English opera. "When I Am Laid in Earth" is a poignant, lovely aria sung by the lovelorn, dying Queen Dido as her hero Aeneas sails away. Beautifully arranged by Sylvia Rabinof for two pianos, eight hands, the delicate simplicity sings forth with subtle strength. A Federation Festivals 2016-2020 selection.

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