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Didos Lament

from Dido and neas, act 3


(1689)
Henry PURCELL (1659-1695)

Dido

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n
Thy hand, Be - lin - da; dark

B. C.

w
7

ness shades

me,

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On thy bo som

let me

&b

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9

rest;


More I

would,

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but Death in - vades me;

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n

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b
7

! ! !
n
7

w
n

Death

is

now

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#

! !
Tasto solo

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a wel - come

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6

3 2

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No

#w

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6 5

14

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When I Violins I & II

am

laid,

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6 5

am

laid

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in

earth,

may my wrongs

cre - ate

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w w

n
6 4n

w nw
7

? b b w

Basso continuo

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w
6

b
6 2#

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7

w w
4

#
#

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b &b &b b
trou -

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26

ble, no

trou - ble in

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j w w w w

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no

thy breast,

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When

am

laid,

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m

am

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#w

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laid in

earth,

may my wrongs

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cre - ate

trou - ble, no

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32

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w w

#w

trou - ble in

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thy

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nw

&b

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38

b w

breast.

. J J
m
Re - mem - ber me!

. J J
Re - mem - ber me!

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#w w w
m

w w w w w J w w w

#w w n

w nw w

But

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ah! for -get

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w w

my fate;

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Re - mem - ber me!

..

#w

nw

w J b

But ah!

J w w w w

for - get my

w #

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&b &b

b b

fate.

w w w

. J J
m
Re - mem - ber me!

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49

w w

n # nw b

Re - mem - ber me!

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# w w w

. J

J
But

ah!

w #

b .. & b . J &b b
for -get

my fate,

. .. J J n !
Re - mem - ber me!

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? b b w
55

w w

..

nw

w J b !

But ah!

J w w w w !

for - get


my

fate.

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w #

&b &b

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! n

# ! n .. nw b

? bb #w & bb w w

#w J w

n b

# n
m m

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B bb

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nw

. . # n J w b

#w w

w n b

# .. .. ..

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