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Cat. No. CHSA 5034 Price: £11.5 No. of discs: 1
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CHSA 5034 - Walton: Christopher Columbus/ Hamlet and Ophelia
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CD available From: 07 March 2005
 William Walton (1902-1983)
     
      premiere recording
Christopher Columbus: A Musical Journey 58:44
      Concert scenario based on the play for broadcasting by Louis MacNiece
      Music and texte edited for concert performance by Carl Davis and Patrick Garland
      Part I
1 Introduction and Chorus. Ironic Spirit: 'No, it cannot be done' 4:38
2 1 Dialogue. Columbus: 'My name is Christopher' - 1:12
3 Ironic Spirit: 'You cannot do that alone' 0:51
4 1A Recitation and Chorus. Ironic Spirit: 'Finding his way by starts and gleams' - 1:27
5 Columbus: 'Now the game is beginning' 1:18
6 2 Court Music: Sarabande. Isabella: 'Señor Columbus' - 1:25
7 Marquesa's Song. Isabella: 'Down in the Kingdom of Granada' - 2:56
8 Columbus: 'But how can they know?' 1:39
9 3 Men's Chorus: 'No! No! No!' - 1:17
10 Columbus: 'Go and look at the sunset' - 0:32
11 4 Columbus: 'I haven't seen her for years' - 3:14
      Beatriz's Song. Beatriz: 'When will he return?' -
12 5A Columbus: 'May I come up?' - 1:46
      Kyrie. Beatriz: 'You have no right to take a rose from my courtyard' -
13 Ironic Spirit: 'So, my son, you are leaving Spain?' 0:27
14 5B Chorus: 'Granada has fallen!' - 4:33
15 Columbus: 'Give me a ship, Your Majesty' - 1:42
      Fanfare I. Herald: 'On this day, the thirteenth of April' -
      Fanfare II. Herald: 'In the name of the Holy Trinity and Eternal Unity' -
      Fanafe III. Columbus: 'They have givne me all that I asked' 1:42
     
      Part II
16 6A Introduction: Port Music. Herald: 'Oyez! Oyez! Oyez!' 1:37
17 6B Woman's Song. Woman Singer: 'There be three ships' 1:20
18 6C Instrumental Reprise of Beatriz's Song. Beatriz: 'I heard you were due to sail' - 1:43
19 Drum 0:26
20 7 Litany of the Saints. Chorus: 'Per Domimum' - 2:54
      Capstan Shanty. Tenor Solo: 'We're bound upon a wild goose quest' -
21 8A Ironic Spirit: 'On these ships they are singing' - 1:53
      Shanty. Tenor Solo: 'We've gone away for ever'
22 8B Sea Music. Columbus: '''Friday, August the third''' - 1:32
23 Ironic Spirit: 'The sailors steered badly' 0:26
24 9 Night Music. Columbus: '''Where shall wisdom be found. . .?''' - 1:22
25 Columbus: 'Listen to me, Señores' - 0:43
26 10 Speaking Chorus. Columbus: 'Gold, Señores, gold. . .' - 0:43
27 Columbus: '''Octoer the eleventh''' 0:20
28 11 Speaking Chorus. Columbus: 'Stand by for the Dawn!' - 1:56
      Te Deum. Men's Chorus: 'Te Deum laudamus'
29 12A Indian Chorus. Ironic Spirit: 'Look 'ee yonder' - 3:51
      Fanfare. Columbus: 'In the name of the Holy Trinity' -
      Reprise of Indian Chorus: 'Guanahani! Guanahani!'
30 12B Dialogue. Isabella: 'Have you heard the news, Your Grace?' - 4:44
      Speaking Chorus: 'Back from the West' -
31 Columbus: 'I took three ships' 1:11
32 Finale. Tenor Solo: 'Glory, glory to God' 2:50
     
33 Hamlet and Ophelia 12:27
      A poem for Orchestra
      Arranged 1967 by Muir Mathieson from the music for the film Hamlet
      Andante doloroso - Con moto, ma espressivo - Lento -
      71:15
 Julian Glover speaker - Christopher Columbus
 Jamie Glover speaker - Ironic Spirit/Herald
 Caroline Carragher soprano - Isabella
 Jean Rigby mezzo-soprano - Beatriz/Woman
 Thomas Randle tenor - Solo Tenor
 Roderick Williams baritone - Solo Baritone
 Philip Lloyd Holtam speaker - Sailor/Voice
 Craig Ogden guitar
 BBC National Orchestra of Wales
 BBC National Chorus of Wales
 Richard Hickox
 Recorded in:
 Brangwyn Hall, Swansea
      16 & 17 May 2004
 Producer(s)
 Brian Couzens
 Sound Engineer(s)
 Ralph Couzens
 Michael Common (Assistant)
 Format: Super Audio CD
Originally recorded in: DSD

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