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Cat. No. CHAN 10473(2) Price: £21 No. of discs: 2
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CHAN 10473 - Britten: Owen Wingrave
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CD available From: 01 June 2008
     
 Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
     
Owen Wingrave, Op. 85 107:18
      An opera in two acts
      Libretto by Myfanwy Piper based on the short story by Henry James
     
      COMPACT DISC ONE
     
      Act I
1 Prelude – 3:24
     
      Scene 1
2 Coyle: 'You've got your maps there?' – 5:06
3 Owen: 'Sir – I can't go through with it' – 3:49
4 Coyle: 'Straight out of school they come to me' – Interlude I – 3:23
     
      Scene 2
5 Owen: 'At last it's out' – Interlude II. Owen: ''War is the statesman's game, the priest's delight…'' 7:10
     
      Scene 3
6 Lechmere: 'Your sherry, Mrs Coyle' – 5:44
7 Lechmere: 'Owen, you can't mean it' – Interlude III – 5:22
     
      Scene 4
8 Mrs Julian: 'Oh, how unforeseen' – 4:33
9 Owen: 'And now, to face them' – 5:58
10 Sir Philip: 'Sirrah! How dare you!' – 4:04
     
      Scene 5
      Miss Wingrave, Kate, Sir Philip, Mrs Julian: 'How dare you!' –
     
      Scene 6
11 Mrs Coyle: 'Coyle, I wish I had not come' – 3:12
12 Mrs Coyle: 'Ah! Owen!' – Interlude IV – 3:53
     
      Scene 7
13 Sir Philip: 'May God bless the Queen, and this house' 8:49
      64:31
     
      COMPACT DISC TWO
     
      Act II
1 Prologue (The Ballad). The Narrator: 'There was a boy, a Wingrave born' – 4:32
2 The Narrator: 'They called for him to toll the bell' – 2:37
     
      Scene 1
      Owen: 'The bell was for the child he slew' –
3 Lechmere: 'I envy you this fine old house' – 2:29
4 Sir Philip: 'Aha!' – 7:21
5 Owen: ''And with his friend young Lechmere played…'' – 4:13
6 Owen: 'Now you may save your scornful looks' – 5:26
7 Kate: 'Ah, Owen, what shall I do?' – 7:41
     
      Scene 2
8 Mrs Coyle: 'Is that you, Coyle?' – 5:07
9 Kate: 'Ah, Owen, Owen – you've gone!' 3:17
      42:47
     
 Peter Coleman-Wright baritone - Owen Wingrave
 Alan Opie baritone - Spencer Coyle
 James Gilchrist tenor - Lechmere
 Elizabeth Connell soprano - Miss Wingrave
 Janice Watson soprano - Mrs Coyle
 Sarah Fox soprano - Mrs Julian
 Pamela Helen Stephen mezzo-soprano - Kate
 Robin Leggate tenor - General Sir Philip Wingrave, Narrator
 Tiffin Boys' Choir Distant chorus
 City of London Sinfonia
 Richard Hickox
 Recorded in:
 Blackheath Halls, London
      6-9 December 2007
 Producer(s)
 Brian Couzens
 Sound Engineer(s)
 Ralph Couzens
 Jonathan Cooper (Assistant)
 Format: Digital CD 16Bit 44.1Khz
Originally recorded in: 24Bit 96Khz

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