Paul Alan Barker, Composer

The Sorceress' Tale
Home
Compositions by Category
News, performances
Opera & Music Theatre
Chamber Music Theatre
Orchestral
Piano
Chamber Music
Vocal Music
Choral Music
Percussion
Theatre
Dance Scores
CDs
Books
Listen to Music
Photographs
Reviews
Conferences

The Sorceress' Tale

Prologue to Purcell’s Dido & Aeneas

1995; original libretto by composer; revised 2002

For the same forces as Purcell's Dido & Aeneas, conceived as a companion work.

The story behind the story of Dido and Aeneas. From the Sorceress' point of view.

Mezzo, 2 sopranos, high baritone, 3 non-singing parts;

string orchestra;

ca. 20 mins.

Commissioned by the London Festival Orchestra, with funds from Ralph Vaughan Williams Trust.