When I Am Laid in Earth (Air, "Dido's Lament" from the opera Dido and Aeneas)
By Henry Purcell / arr. Sylvia Rabinof
Keyboard Ensemble Series
Piano Quartet (2 Pianos, 8 Hands)
2 copies included
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 2014-2016 selection.