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In remembrance of my grandmother Vivienne Agnes Stokes (nde Bennett), 1893-1928

Vivienne and Dido's Lament


With respectful apologies to Mr Henry Purcell

I never met my maternal grandmother Vivienne Agnes Bennett because she committed suicide in 1928. Her tragic story recalls that of Dido, from Henry Purcell's opera Dido and Aeneas (1688). It seemed appropriate, therefore, to allow Vivienne to join Dido and sing of their grief in a duet. Apart from a few small (dispensable) tweaks to the string accompaniment, the only significant alteration to Purcell's original score is the addition of Vivienne's soprano voice.
Further details about the music, and a recording, are available at http// :note s-about-music.blo gspot. com at the specifi c URL http://notes-about-music.blogspot.com/2012/04/vivierures-and-didos-lament-with.html

(Arr.) Peter Gore-Symes

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