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Cat. No. CHSA 5039 Price: £11.5 No. of discs: 1
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CHSA 5039 - Tippett: The Rose Lake/ Ritual Dances
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CD available From: 12 September 2005
 Michael Tippett (1905-1998)
     
The Rose Lake (1991-93) 29:09
      A song without words for orchestra
      To Nicholas and Anne Whyatt
1 Medium fast - 2:22
2 The Lake begins to sing. Slow - 2:15
3 Fast - 1:53
4 The Lake Song is echoed from the sky. Slow - 1:57
5 Fast - Medium slow - 2:23
6 The Lake is in full song. Slow - 2:41
7 Medium slow - Medium fast - 3:35
8 Medium slow - 2:43
9 The Lake Song leaves the sky. Slow - 2:20
10 Fast - 2:24
11 The Lake sings itself to sleep. Medium slow - 3:05
12 Calm - Medium fast 1:28
     
Ritual Dances (1953) 24:22
      from The Midsummer Marriage (1946-52)
      for orchestra
      To Walter Goehr
13 Prelude. Lento - Andante - 2:41
14 Transformation. L'istesso tempo - 0:34
15 Preparation for the first dance. Allegretto con moto vigoroso - 1:11
16 First dance. The earth in autumn (The hound chases the hare). Allegro molto - 2:14
17 Transformation. [L'istesso tempo] - Andante - 0:36
18 Preparation for the second dance. Allegretto con moto vigoroso - 1:18
19 Second dance. The waters in winter (The otter chases the fish). Adagio tranquillo - 2:59
20 Transformation. Allegro molto - 0:37
21 Preparation for the third dance. Allegro flebile - 1:47
22 Third dance. The air in spring (The hawk chases the bird). Allegro grazioso vivace - 3:21
23 Preparation for the fourth dance. Doppio meno mosso - 0:36
24 Fourth dance. Fire in summer (The voluntary human sacrifice). Pił mosso: Allegro moderato - 6:22
      53:39
 BBC National Orchestra of Wales
 Richard Hickox
 Recorded in:
 Brangwyn Hall, Swansea
      25 November 2004 (The Rose Lake) and 6 & 7 July 2005 (Ritual Dances)
 Producer(s)
 Brian Couzens
 Sound Engineer(s)
 Ralph Couzens
 Michael Common (Assistant)
 Format: Super Audio CD
Originally recorded in: DSD

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