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Henry Purcell: Dido and Aeneas, edited by Bruce Wood (Purcell Society Edition Vol. 3)

Purcell Society Edition Volume 3 contains Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas, Z. 626.

Publisher: Stainer & Bell
Publication date: 2021

This completely new edition supersedes the original Purcell Society Edition Vol. 3 published by Novello & Co. The full score is available to purchase from Stainer & Bell. Vocal score and instrumental material are in preparation.

In May 2021, staff and students of the Royal Academy of Music gave the world premiere performances of this new edition, in collaboration with the Purcell Society and Stainer & Bell. Videos of these performances are freely available on the Royal Academy of Music website:

Performance from 28 May 2021, in which the role of the Sorceress was taken by a bass

Performance from 27 May 2021, in which the Sorceress was played by a mezzo-soprano