Purcell "When I am Laid in Earth" for Solo Cello and String Orchestra

Dido's Lament from Dido and Aeneas - Act 3

By: H. Purcell
For: Orchestra + solo Solo Violoncello
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Composer
H. Purcell
Arranger
P. Wood
Difficulty
Moderate (Grades 4-6)
Duration
4 minutes
Genre
Classical music
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Dido's aria, "When I am laid in earth" is from Act 3 of the opera Dido and Aeneas by Henry Purcell composed around 1688.

The words are

When I am laid, am laid in earth, May my wrongs create No trouble, no trouble in thy breast; Remember me, remember me, but ah! forget my fate. Remember me, but ah! forget my fate.

Here is an arrangement for solo cello and string orchestra

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