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Foss: Griffelkin

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CHAN 10067
 
Multiple Set of 2 CDs
Foss: Griffelkin
Release Date: April 2003
Originally recorded in 2002
Composer (b. 1922)
Lukas Foss
Solo contralto - Devil's Grandmother
Marion Dry
Solo soprano - Griffelkin
Kendra Colton
Solo soprano - Statue
Elizabeth Keusch
Solo tenor - Letterbox
Yeghishe Manucharyan
Solo baritone - First Lion
Drew Poling
Solo bass - Second Lion
David M. Cushing
Solo soprano - A Boy
Emily Browder
Solo mezzo-soprano - A Girl
Misa Ann Iwama
Solo soprano - Their Mother
Janna Baty
Solo baritone - Policeman
' Engebreth
Solo mezzo-soprano - Shopkeeper
Lynn Torgove
Solo soprano - First Housewife
Anne Harley
Solo soprano - Second Housewife
Anne Carolyn Bird
Solo mezzo-soprano - Third Housewife
Glorivy Arroyo
Choral
Back Bay Chorale
Choral
Members of Boston Childrens Opera, and guests
Orchestra
Boston Modern Orchestra Project
Conductor
Gil Rose
Venue
Mechanics Hall, Worcester, Massachusetts
Producer
Blanton Alspaugh
Engineer
John Newton
Engineer (DSD)
Philipp Nedel
Genre:
Opera
Contemporary

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LUKAS FOSS

(b. 1922)
premiere recording

Griffelkin

102:35
Opera in three acts
Libretto by Alastair Reid
Act I (Prologue)
1.
'When the moon grows round and the dark grows double'
2:06
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Devils, Grandmother
2.
'You haven't swept up very snugly'
4:39
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Grandmother, Devils, Griffelkin
3.
'Hurry up now! Light the fire!'
1:45
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Grandmother, Devils
4.
Dance -
3:55
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'You have learned to bewitch'
Grandmother
5.
'O Grandmother, you mean I can play in the world'
5:40
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Griffelkin, Grandmother, Devils
6.
Entr'acte
2:12
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Act II
7.
'Head over heels now here I come!'
4:35
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Griffelkin
8.
'Bottle, we're off!'
2:22
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Griffelkin, Statue
9.
'I'll try over there across the square'
0:24
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Griffelkin
10.
'Good morning. Good gracious, you look like the devil'
3:02
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Letterbox, Griffelkin
11.
'I've made a mistake'
1:24
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Griffelkin, Boy, Children
12.
'Why, why can't you leave us'
4:08
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Lions, Griffelkin
13.
'Did you turn them back into stone?'
2:21
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Girl, Griffelkin, Mother
14.
'Where have you been?'
2:30
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Mother, Girl, Griffelkin
15.
'Have I been dreaming?'
2:57
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Mother, Shopkeeper, Policeman
16.
'Now you can see, I'm a master of magic'
3:01
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Griffelkin, Girl, Shopkeeper, Toys
17.
'Come dance, come dance, round and round'
3:09
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Griffelkin, Girl
18.
'Toys! Fiddlers, drummers!'
2:44
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Griffelkin, Girl, Toys
19.
'Oh no! Oh no! Who would believe it!'
8:39
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Hosewives, Griffelkin, Policeman, Letterbox, Lions, Statue, Toys
Act III
20.
'Disaster, calamity, dreadful, insane'
3:21
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Housewives, Policeman, Shopkeeper, Letterbox, Statue, Toys, Lions
21.
'Almost empty, only a drop'
3:22
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Griffelkin
22.
'Mother, your lips are silent'
2:35
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Boy, Girl, Griffelkin
23.
'Here I am!'
3:04
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Griffelkin, Girl
24.
'Tell me please, tell me only: what is death?'
1:48
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Griffelkin, Girl, Boy
25.
'I'll bring her back with a sprinkle of magic'
4:46
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Griffelkin, Mother, Boy, Girl
26.
'Good! Good! Good! Good!'
9:14
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Devils, Grandmother, Griffelkin, Oldest Devil
27.
'O, dark winds will haunt me'
2:41
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Griffelkin
28.
'Why Griffelkin, good morning!'
5:43
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Girl, Boy, Griffelkin, Policeman, Housewives, Shopkeeper, Mother
29.
'What a strange, round world'
4:15
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Children, Grownups
Solo: Marion Dry contralto - Devil's Grandmother
Solo: Kendra Colton soprano - Griffelkin
Solo: Elizabeth Keusch soprano - Statue
Solo: Yeghishe Manucharyan tenor - Letterbox
Solo: Drew Poling baritone - First Lion
Solo: David M. Cushing bass - Second Lion
Solo: Emily Browder soprano - A Boy
Solo: Misa Ann Iwama mezzo-soprano - A Girl
Solo: Janna Baty soprano - Their Mother
Solo: ' Engebreth baritone - Policeman
Solo: Lynn Torgove mezzo-soprano - Shopkeeper
Solo: Anne Harley soprano - First Housewife
Solo: Anne Carolyn Bird soprano - Second Housewife
Solo: Glorivy Arroyo mezzo-soprano - Third Housewife
Solo: David M. Cushing bass - Oldest Devil
Conductor: Gil Rose
1 & 2 April 2002

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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
Total time: 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
Total time: 40:50
Solo: Marion Dry contralto - Devil's Grandmother
Solo: Kendra Colton soprano - Griffelkin
Solo: Elizabeth Keusch soprano - Statue
Solo: Yeghishe Manucharyan tenor - Letterbox
Solo: Drew Poling baritone - First Lion
Solo: David M. Cushing bass - Second Lion
Solo: Emily Browder soprano - A Boy
Solo: Misa Ann Iwama mezzo-soprano - A Girl
Solo: Janna Baty soprano - Their Mother
Solo: ' Engebreth baritone - Policeman
Solo: Lynn Torgove mezzo-soprano - Shopkeeper
Solo: Anne Harley soprano - First Housewife
Solo: Anne Carolyn Bird soprano - Second Housewife
Solo: Glorivy Arroyo mezzo-soprano - Third Housewife
Solo: David M. Cushing bass - Oldest Devil
Conductor: Gil Rose
1 & 2 April 2002




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