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CHAN 10578 - Sullivan: Ivanhoe
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CD available From: 01 February 2010
     
 Arthur Sullivan (1842-1900)
     
Ivanhoe (1890-91) 165:33
      Adapted from Sir Walter Scott's novel
      A Romantic Opera in Three Acts
      Words by Julian Sturgis
     
      COMPACT DISC ONE
     
      Act I
      Scene 1. Cedric's Hall at Rotherwood 24:27
1 Introduction - 0:57
2 Cedric: 'Each day this realm of England faints and fails' - 2:35
      with Men
3 Isaac: 'Good Thane, most noble Thane, I pray…' - 2:21
      with Men, Cedric, Squire
4 Cedric: 'Welcome, Sir Knights!' - 5:17
      with de Bracy, Brian, Isaac, Women, Men, Rowena
5 Cedric: 'Drink, drink ye all…' - 3:46
      with Men, de Bracy, Brian, Rowena, Ivanhoe
6 Men: 'The Palmer! The holy Palmer!'- 7:27
      with Ivanhoe, Cedric, Brian, Rowena, de Bracy
7 De Bracy: 'Is she not fair? And she is rich withal' 2:01
      with Brian, Men
     
      Scene 2. An Ante-room in Rotherwood 14:09
8 Rowena: 'O moon, art thou clad in silver mail…' - 4:30
9 Rowena: 'Good Palmer, thou dist speak of one I knew…' - 6:05
      with Ivanhoe
10 Ivanhoe: 'Like mountain lark my spirit upward springs' 3:34
      with Isaac
     
      Scene 3. The Lists at Ashby 20:09
11 Sopranos: 'Will there be no more fighting?' - 3:52
      with Chorus, Friar, King
12 Chorus: 'Plantagenesta!' - 3:06
13 Prince John: 'Isaac, my Jew, my purse of Gold' - 3:07
      with Cedric, de Bracy, Rebecca
14 Prince John: ''Tis from our Royal brother, Louis of France' - 3:30
      with Heralds, Crowd
15 Sopranos: 'What means his motto?' 6:32
      with Crowd, Friar, Locksley, Prince John, Rowena, Cedric
      59:01
     
      COMPACT DISC TWO
     
      Act II
      Scene 1. The Forest, Copmanhurst 19:26
1 King: 'Strange lodging this for England's King' - 5:52
      with Friar
2 King: 'There is a custom in the East' - 2:30
      with Friar
3 King: 'I ask not wealth nor courtier's praise' - 3:03
4 Friar: 'Not bad, say I, not badly sung!' - 1:12
      with King
5 Friar: 'The wind blows cold across the moor' - 3:01
      with Outlaws
6 Friar: 'And now for combat! Where's this friend of mine?' 3:45
      with King, Lockley, Chorus
     
      Scene 2: A Passage-way in Torquilstone 9:55
7 Cedric: 'Will not our captor dare to show his face?' - 5:48
      with de Bracy, Rowena
8 De Bracy, 'Welcome, Sir Templar! But I may not stay' - 1:07
      with Brian
9 Brian: 'Her southern splendour, like the Syrian Moon' 2:59
     
      Scene 3. A Turret-chamber in Torquilstone 22:33
10 Ulrica: 'Whet the keen axes' - 7:26
      with Rebecca
11 Rebecca: 'O awful depth below the castle wall!' - 1:06
12 Rebecca: 'Lord of our chosen race' - 3:16
13 Rebecca: 'Take thou these jewels; here is wealth enow…' - 7:55
      with Brian
14 Rebeccca: 'What sound is that?' 2:48
      with Brian
      52:08
     
      COMPACT DISC THREE
     
      Act III
      Scene 1. A Room in Torquilstone 21:04
1 Ivanhoe: 'Happy with winged feet' - 5:33
2 Ulrica: 'Tend thou the Knight thou lovest' - 1:16
      with Rebecca
3 Rebecca: 'Ah, would that thou and I might lead our 3:51
      sheep…' -
      with Ivanhoe
4 Ivanhoe: 'But hark! what sound is in mine ear?' - 1:48
      with Rebecca
5 Rebecca: 'I see them now; the dark wood moves with 2:57
      bows'
      with Tenors, Basses, Ivanhoe
6 Ivanhoe: 'How canst thou know what pain it is to lie…' 5:38
      with Rebecca, Soldiers, Brian, Outlaws, Ulrica, All
     
      Scene 2. In the Forest 16:50
7 Outlaws: 'Light foot upon the dancing green' - 4:16
      with King, Ivanhoe
8 King: 'Maurice de Bracy, faithless knight' - 2:27
      with de Bracy
9 King: 'Look, where thy moody father walks apart' - 5:29
      with Ivanhoe, Cedric, Rowena
10 Ivanhoe: 'How oft beneath the far-off Syrian Skies…' - 2:29
      with Rowena
11 Isaac: 'Knight, Knight of Ivanhoe, I come for thee!' 2:09
      with Ivanhoe, Rowena
     
      Scene 3. At Templestowe 16:13
12 Templars: 'Fremuere principes' - 3:06
13 Grand Master: 'Thou Jewish girl, who art condemned to 4:03
      die…' -
      with Rebecca
14 Brian: 'It shall not be' - 2:33
      with Grand Master, Rebecca
15 Voices: 'A champion! A champion! A champion!' - 1:51
      with Ivanhoe, Chorus, Rebecca, Brian
16 Chorus: 'A judgment! A judgment!' - 2:30
      with King, Grand Master, Templars
17 King: 'See where the banner of England floats afar…' 2:09
      with Templars, Rebecca, Rowena, Ivanhoe, Cedric, All
      54:24
     
 Neal Davies baritone - Richard Cœur-de-Lion
 Stephen Gadd baritone - Prince John
 James Rutherford bass-baritone - Sir Brian de Bois-Guilbert
 Peter Wedd tenor - Maurice de Bracy
 Peter Rose bass - Cedric the Saxon
 Toby Spence tenor - Wilfred, Knight of Ivanhoe
 Matthew Brook bass-baritone - Friar Tuck
 Leigh Melrose baritone - Isaac, the Jew of York
 Andrew Staples tenor - Locksley/The Squire
 Janice Watson soprano - The Lady Rowena
 Catherine Wyn-Rogers mezzo-soprano - Ulrica
 Geraldine McGreevy soprano - Rebecca
      Knights and Ladies, Attendants, Saxons, Youths etc.
 Adrian Partington Singers
 BBC National Orchestra of Wales
 David Lloyd-Jones
 Recorded in:
 BBC Hoddinott Hall, Cardiff Bay, Cardiff, Wales
      24-28 June 2009
 Producer(s)
 Brian Couzens (Executive)
 Brian Pidgeon
 Sound Engineer(s)
 Ralph Couzens
 Jonathan Cooper (Assistant)
     
      Dedication
      To the late Richard Hickox who took the enthusiastic initiative to record Sir Arthur Sullivan's Ivanhoe and in whose memory this project has now been brought to completion by his friends.
 Format: Digital CD 16Bit 44.1Khz
Originally recorded in: 24Bit 96Khz

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