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Comments about the soundtrack for Band of Brothers (Michael Kamen)

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Re: Track 18 is Henry Purcell's "When I Am Laid In Earth" from Dido an
• Posted by: Layne Benofsky   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Friday, May 16, 2008, at 4:57 p.m.
• IP Address: 71.39.129.209
• In Response to: Track 18 is Henry Purcell's "When I Am Laid In... (Max)

This is indeed correct! I'm surprised to not find this indicated, since it would only serve to make listeners check out Purcell's works, too. I don't have the CD, so I'll assume that it's indicated in the liner notes somewhere.

> Track 18, "Nixon’s Walk" is actually an adaptation from the 3
> last pieces from "Dido and Aeneas" by English composer Henry
> Purcell. The pieces are called "Thy Hand, Belinda; Darkness Shades
> Me", "When I Am Laid In Earth" and "With Drooping
> Wings" and they are some of the most beautiful pieces I have ever
> heard, when performed and sang as it was actually written by Purcell.




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