The Sorceress’ Tale

an entertainment in homage to Henry Purcell

Paul Alan Barker

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an entertainment in homage to Henry Purcell

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Composer Paul Alan Barker
Year of Composition 1991
Duration ca.20'

Instrumentation Strings, Mezzo Soprano, 2 Sopranos, Baritone
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Catalogue ID ce-pab1tst1


The story behind the story of Dido and Aeneas. From the Sorceress’ point of view. Text by composer, designed as a companion work to Purcell’s opera.

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