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Dido's lament 'remix'

after Henry Purcell

The librettist of Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas was, of course, none other than Nahum Tate, and O/Modernt’s version of Dido’s Lament adroitly replaces the vocal line of the tragic heroine’s aria with an extract from Shakespeare’s Rape of Lucrece: ‘Mis-shapen Time, copesmate of ugly Night …’ (ll. 925-66). The melancholy ground then propagates a kind of optimism as Baba Israel contemplates ‘Fear no more the heat o’ the sun’—a funeral song presaging rebirth—from Cymbeline.

from notes by Paul Williamson © 2019


From the ground up – The chaconne
Studio Master: SIGCD574Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

Track-specific metadata for SIGCD574 track 14

Recording date
8 April 2018
Recording venue
Air Studios, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Rupert Coulson
Recording engineer
Rupert Coulson
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  1. From the ground up – The chaconne (SIGCD574)
    Disc 1 Track 14
    Release date: June 2019
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