Dido's Lament arranged by Robert Lunn
Dido's Lament is an aria that comes from the opera, Dido and Aeneas, by Henry Purcell. The title is, "When I am laid in Earth." I have always found this aria to be quite powerful and dramatic. Here is the text...
Thy hand, Belinda, darkness shades me,
On thy bosom let me rest,
More I would, but Death invades me;
Death is now a welcome guest.
When I am laid, am laid in earth, May my wrongs create
No trouble, no trouble in thy breast;
Remember me, remember me, but ah! forget my fate.
Remember me, but ah! forget my fate.
Here is a great version of the song...
This arrangement comes from my second volume of easy arrangements found at my website.