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CHSA 5009 - Foss: Griffelkin
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Foss: Griffelkin:
CHAN 10067(*)
 

CD available From: 14 April 2003

Opera - Griffelkin

 Lukas Foss (b. 1922)
     
      premiere recording
Griffelkin 102:35
      Opera in three acts
      Libretto by Alastair Reid
     
      COMPACT DISC ONE
      Act I (Prologue)
1 'When the moon grows round and the dark grows double' 2:06
      Devils, Grandmother
2 'You haven't swept up very snugly' 4:39
      Grandmother, Devils, Griffelkin
3 'Hurry up now! Light the fire!' 1:45
      Grandmother, Devils
4 Dance - 3:55
      'You have learned to bewitch'
      Grandmother
5 'O Grandmother, you mean I can play in the world' 5:40
      Griffelkin, Grandmother, Devils
     
6 Entr'acte 2:12
     
      Act II
7 'Head over heels now here I come!' 4:35
      Griffelkin
8 'Bottle, we're off!' 2:22
      Griffelkin, Statue
9 'I'll try over there across the square' 0:24
      Griffelkin
10 'Good morning. Good gracious, you look like the devil' 3:02
      Letterbox, Griffelkin
11 'I've made a mistake' 1:24
      Griffelkin, Boy, Children
12 'Why, why can't you leave us' 4:08
      Lions, Griffelkin
13 'Did you turn them back into stone?' 2:21
      Girl, Griffelkin, Mother
14 'Where have you been?' 2:30
      Mother, Girl, Griffelkin
15 'Have I been dreaming?' 2:57
      Mother, Shopkeeper, Policeman
16 'Now you can see, I'm a master of magic' 3:01
      Griffelkin, Girl, Shopkeeper, Toys
17 'Come dance, come dance, round and round' 3:09
      Griffelkin, Girl
18 'Toys! Fiddlers, drummers!' 2:44
      Griffelkin, Girl, Toys
19 'Oh no! Oh no! Who would believe it!' 8:39
      Hosewives, Griffelkin, Policeman, Letterbox, Lions, Statue, Toys
      61:45
     
      COMPACT DISC TWO
      Act III
1 'Disaster, calamity, dreadful, insane' 3:21
      Housewives, Policeman, Shopkeeper, Letterbox, Statue, Toys, Lions
2 'Almost empty, only a drop' 3:22
      Griffelkin
3 'Mother, your lips are silent' 2:35
      Boy, Girl, Griffelkin
4 'Here I am!' 3:04
      Griffelkin, Girl
5 'Tell me please, tell me only: what is death?' 1:48
      Griffelkin, Girl, Boy
6 'I'll bring her back with a sprinkle of magic' 4:46
      Griffelkin, Mother, Boy, Girl
7 'Good! Good! Good! Good!' 9:14
      Devils, Grandmother, Griffelkin, Oldest Devil
8 'O, dark winds will haunt me' 2:41
      Griffelkin
9 'Why Griffelkin, good morning!' 5:43
      Girl, Boy, Griffelkin, Policeman, Housewives, Shopkeeper, Mother
10 'What a strange, round world' 4:15
      Children, Grownups
      40:50
 Marion Dry contralto - Devil's Grandmother
 Kendra Colton soprano - Griffelkin
 Elizabeth Keusch soprano - Statue
 Yeghishe Manucharyan tenor - Letterbox
 Drew Poling baritone - First Lion
 David M. Cushing bass - Second Lion
 Emily Browder soprano - A Boy
 Misa Ann Iwama mezzo-soprano - A Girl
 Janna Baty soprano - Their Mother
 ' Engebreth baritone - Policeman
 Lynn Torgove mezzo-soprano - Shopkeeper
 Anne Harley soprano - First Housewife
 Anne Carolyn Bird soprano - Second Housewife
 Glorivy Arroyo mezzo-soprano - Third Housewife
 David M. Cushing bass - Oldest Devil
 Back Bay Chorale
 Members of Boston Childrens Opera, and guests
 Boston Modern Orchestra Project
 Gil Rose
 Recorded in:
 Mechanics Hall, Worcester, Massachusetts
      1 & 2 April 2002
 Producer(s)
 Blanton Alspaugh
 Sound Engineer(s)
 John Newton
 Philipp Nedel (DSD)
 Format: Super Audio CD
Originally recorded in: DSD

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