Files "cleaned" Jan/11.

H Purcell

Dido & Aeneas

You can freely and lawfully download a printable score for this Work from IMSLP - the Petrucci Music Library - though it may not be exactly the same as the one used to make the Midi Files below, and it probably won't be as good as a proper paid-for engraved and printed score.

There is an excellent performance of this Work by "Les Arts Florissants", under W. Christie, on YouTube starting at here.

Here are the available Midi Files for this Work:-

BEWARE! These Midis were made using the Laurie/Dart Novello Score. The Dent/Harris Oxford version is NOT the same ... but it's similar enough for it to be useful for learning the parts. The Section Numbers in blue refer to the Novello Score, while those in red refer to the Oxford Score.

The items in green come from the Novello edition. They are the Prologue and the Overture thereto, and the identified Sections together with the guitar-accompanied Dance portions in the middle of them. These do not seem to be normally played/sung, and do not appear in any of the CDs I've listened to.

Dido & Aeneas
UNemphasized Soprano  Alto  Tenor  Bass 
01: Overture to the Prologue None None None None
01: Prologue yes yes yes yes
1: Overture
None None None None
2-6: Act 1: The Palace
yes yes yes yes
7: (continued) Belinda
yes yes yes yes
8-13: (continued)
yes yes yes yes
8-13: (continued) yes yes yes yes
14-20: Act 2, Scene 1; The Cave
yes yes yes yes
21-22: (continued) Echo & Furies
yes yes yes yes
23-27: Act 2, Scene 1; The Grove
yes yes yes yes
23-27: Act 2, Scene 1; The Grove yes yes yes yes
28: (continued) "Mercury"
None None None None
28: (continued) "Mercury" yes yes yes yes
29-34: Act 3: The Ships
yes yes yes yes
35-39a: (continued) Talk & Death
yes yes yes yes

That's the end of the Work.

And if something doesn't work properly, please let me know (see the "Comments" section of my Homepage).

Back to Composer