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CHAN 10572 - MacMillan: The Sacrifice
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CD available From: 01 January 2010
     
 James MacMillan (b. 1959)
     
      premiere recording
The Sacrifice (2005-06) 131:06
      Opera in Three Acts
      Libretto by Michael Symmons Roberts
      Based on a story from The Mabinogion
     
      COMPACT DISC ONE
     
      Act I
1 Prelude - 3:44
     
      Scene 1
2 Sian: 'I should not be here. Not tonight' - 5:20
      with Evan
3 Sian: 'The guests are laying out their clothes' - 2:37
      with Evan
     
4 Interlude. Andante - 2:01
     
      Scene 2
5 General: 'How is the dress, Megan?' - 6:43
      with Sian, Megan
6 Evan: 'Excuse me, Sir' - 2:14
      with General, Megan
     
7 Interlude. Andante - 1:29
     
      Scene 3
8 Megan: 'Queen of the blossom' - 6:56
      with Mal, Sian
     
9 Interlude [Passacaglia] - 3:57
     
      Scene 4
10 Chorus: 'God bless us all!' - 4:50
11 The Birds: 'The moon became a man today' - 1:57
12 General: 'As father I could burst with pride' - 3:04
      with Ali
13 Mal: 'I toast my wife. My wife! Ye gods!' - 4:44
      with All, Sian
14 Mal: 'Get him!' - 1:12
      with Chorus, Sian, General
15 Evan: 'Why bring a knife to a wedding?' 4:05
      with The Birds
      55:01
     
      COMPACT DISC TWO
     
      Act II 43:10
      Scene 1
1 Sian: 'Again, Megan' - 4:43
      with Megan
2 Mal: 'A question for you - whose is this?' - 7:49
      with Sian
     
3 Interlude - 2:51
     
      Scene 2
4 Evan: 'So he's found the coat…' - 10:08
      with Sian
     
5 Interlude - 4:59
     
      Scene 3
6 Guests: 'Hail the king, long live the boy king!' - 3:55
      with The Birds, Megan
7 Mal: 'Thank you, Megan, a fitting gift for a nephew' - 4:53
8 Mal: 'Come, the man who wounded me!' 3:49
      with Guests, Evan, General
     
      Act III 32:44
      Scene 1
9 Chorus: 'Give this our son your peace eternal, O Lord' - 4:43
      with General, Mal, Mal's Men
10 Sian: 'I thought my hands were heaven-blessed' - 4:10
      with General
     
11 Interlude 2:19
     
      Scene 2
12 General: 'Thanks, Megan, you make a good thief' - 7:24
      with Megan
     
13 Interlude - 1:42
     
      Scene 3
14 General: 'Mal! Mal! Mal!' - 3:57
      with Mal, Sian
15 Mal: 'I cannot say I haven't dreamt a thousand times of killing him' 8:25
      with Guests, Sian, Megan
      76:05
     
 Christopher Purves baritone - General
 Lisa Milne soprano - Sian
 Peter Hoare tenor - Mal
 Leigh Melrose baritone - Evan
 Sarah Tynan soprano - Megan
 Rosie Hay soprano - 'The Birds' of Rhiannon/Three Dressers
 Samantha Hay soprano - 'The Birds' of Rhiannon/Three Dressers
 Amanda Baldwin soprano - 'The Birds' of Rhiannon/Three Dressers
      Guests etc., Mal's Men
 Chorus of Welsh National Opera
 Orchestra of Welsh National Opera
 Anthony Negus
 Recorded in:
 Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff
      6 October 2007 (live recording)
 Producer(s)
 Rebecca Warner
 Sound Engineer(s)
 Mike Frost
 Simon Smith (Assistant)
 Format: Digital CD 16Bit 44.1Khz
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