Posted by: galkep <Send E-Mail> Date: Tuesday, September 21, 2004, at 1:09 p.m. IP Address: p508e3ad9.dip.t-dialin.net
In Response to:
Re: Nixon's Walk(Sarah)
> I seem to be the only person in the entire Internet community who has
> identified this piece. It's incredibly obscure: Dido's Lament from the end
> of an early opera by Monteverdi called Dido and Aeneas. Opera was composed
> around 1600. The Lament (that might not be the actual title of the song)
> occurs way at the end of the opera. Dido's lover Aeneas has left her and
> she sings this song before she kills herself. I pointed this out on some
> of the discussion boards and am simply amazed that no one else has
> identified it.
You're not right. The opera Dido and Aneas was written by Henry Purcell and Nahum Tate in 1684 or 1685. The lament (you call) occurs at the end of the opera and is called 'When i am laid in earth'.