mfiles logo

Henry Purcell : Dido's Lament arranged for Soprano (or Oboe) and Piano

"Dido's Lament" is the aria "When I am Laid in Earth" from the opera "Dido and Aeneas". The opera's music is by Henry Purcell and the libretto by Nahum Tate. Although the Original version of Dido's Lament requires a String Orchestra, the version on this page only needs a Piano to accompany the Soprano Soloist. Alternatively the music of the singer's part can be played by an Oboe to make it a pure instrumental version.

It is assumed that the Pianist will play from the Score and the same part will suffice for either Soprano or Oboe. Video, midi and mp3 files can be found below or via the left-hand links.

Other versions of Dido's Lament on mfiles include the aforementioned Original version and an arrangement for Piano Solo.

Dido's Lament for Soprano (or Oboe) and Piano - Video

Here is a video of Dido's Lament for Soprano (or Oboe) and Piano:

Dido's Lament for Soprano (or Oboe) and Piano - MP3 & Midi files

The audio controls below allow you to play the mp3 version of Dido's Lament for Soprano (or Oboe) and Piano or you can download the MP3 file. You can also download the midi version of Dido's Lament for Soprano (or Oboe) and Piano or alternatively edit/play the midi file.

Dido's Lament for Soprano (or Oboe) and Piano - Sheet Music

The image below is the first page of the sheet music, and here you can download the full sheet music for Dido's Lament for Soprano (or Oboe) and Piano in PDF format.

Dido's Lament for Soprano (or Oboe) and Piano - sheet music 1st page
Sheet Music Plus Classical Music