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Cat. No. CHAN 10508 Price: £5 No. of discs: 1
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CHAN 10508 - Maconchy: The Sofa/ The Departure
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CD available From: 01 February 2009
     
 Elizabeth Maconchy (1907-1994)
     
The Sofa 39:01
      Comic Opera in One Act
      Libretto by Ursula Vaughan Williams
      Freely adapted from Le Sofa by Crébillon fils
1 'Ah, my sweet consolation!' 2:14
      Dominic, Monique
2 'How light the grace, the delicate twist' 3:07
      Dominic, Monique
3 'Dominic, Casimir, Marie-Joseph, St Just, Balthasar' 2:29
      Grandmother
4 'This time my patience cannot still endure' 4:36
      Grandmother, Dominic
5 'My mother says all girls grow sad and languish for love' 4:14
      Lucille, Yolande, Laura, Two Young Men
6 'Lucille. Ah, Lucille?' 3:24
      Suitor, Lucille, Sofa (Dominic)
7 'Ha, ha, ha! Where's Dominic?…' 4:38
      Ensemble, Guests, Sofa (Dominic)
8 'Come and dance!' 6:01
      Ensemble, Edward, Monique, Dominic
9 'What's happened? What's happened! Has anything happened?' 1:55
      Emsemble, Dominic, Edward
10 'Oh. what an intriguing, fascinating situation!' 3:05
      Ensemble, Edward, Lucille, Laura, Yolande, Dominic, Monique
11 'Have they all gone' 3:15
      Dominic, Monique
 Nicholas Sharratt tenor - Prince Dominic
 Sarah Tynan soprano - Monique
 Josephine Thorpe mezzo-soprano - Dominic's Grandmother
 Alinka Kozari soprano - Lucille
 Anna Leese soprano - Laura
 Patricia Orr mezzo-soprano - Yolande
 Patrick Ashcroft tenor - A Suitor
 George von Boden baritone - Edward
     
      premiere recording
The Departure 31:00
      Libretto by Anne Ridler
12 'I shall never be ready in time' 3:20
      Julia, Ensemble
13 'Weightless beyond the burning margin of our air' 5:03
      Julia, Ensemble
14 'But what has happened?' 3:41
      Julia
15 'Julia, are you trying to speak to me?' 2:53
      Mark, Julia, Ensemble
16 'Where is that Death they paint…' 0:47
      Julia, Ensemble
17 'Oh, why did we leave the house that day?' 1:33
      Mark, Julia
18 'Don't leave me!' 1:39
      Mark, Julia
19 'But our child lives still' 2:09
      Mark, Julia
20 'Then do not leave me' 6:14
      Mark, Julia, Ensemble
21 'But I hear nothing! Not a voice, not a word' 3:36
      Mark, Julia, Ensemble
 Louise Poole mezzo-soprano - Julia
 Hakan Vramsmo baritone - Mark
 Independent Opera Orchestra
 Dominic Wheeler
 Recorded in:
 Henry Wood Hall, London
      23 November (The Departure) and 24 & 25 November (The Sofa) 2007
 Producer(s)
 Natalie Murray
 Sound Engineer(s)
 Simon Eadon
 William Brown
 Format: Digital CD 16Bit 44.1Khz
Originally recorded in: 24Bit 96Khz

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