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Berkeley, Lennox: A Dinner Engagement

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CHAN 10219
 
Berkeley, Lennox: A Dinner Engagement
Release Date: June 2004
Originally recorded in 2003
Composer (1903-1989)
Sir Lennox Berkeley
Solo baritone - The Earl of Dunmow
Roderick Williams
Solo soprano - The Countess of Dunmow
Yvonne Kenny
Solo soprano - Susan
Claire Rutter
Solo mezzo-soprano - Mrs Kneebone
Jean Rigby
Solo mezzo-soprano - HRH The Grand Duchess of Monteblanco
Anne Collins
Solo tenor - HRH Prince Philippe
Robin Leggate
Solo tenor - An Errand Boy
Blake Fischer
Conductor
Richard Hickox
Venue
Blackheath Halls, London
Producer
Brian Couzens
Engineer
Ralph Couzens
Engineer (Assistant)
Michael Common
Genre:
Opera

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SIR LENNOX BERKELEY

(1903-1989)
premiere recording

A Dinner Engagement, Op. 45

59:31
An Opera in Two Scenes
Libretto by Paul Dehn
Scene 1
1.
'Salt, pepper, olive oil'
4:00
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Lord Dunmow, Lady Dunmow, Boy
2.
'I'm sorry, Milady, I came through the front door'
3:25
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Mrs Kneebone, Lady Dunmow, Lord Dunmow
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'In the summer of my time'
4:05
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Lord Dunmow, Lady Dunmow, Mrs Kneebone
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'At Missis Ellibank's in Wimbledon'
2:27
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Mrs Kneebone, Lady Dunmow, Lord Dunmow
5.
'Mother, please can I help?'
5:26
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Susan, Lady Dunmow, Mrs Kneebone, Lord Dunmow
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'He was a quiet little boy'
3:30
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Lady Dunmow, Susan, Mrs Kneebone, Lord Dunmow
7.
'Prenez six belles tomates'
3:31
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Lady Dunmow, Lord Dunmow, Mrs Kneebone, Susan
8.
'Is this the residence of the Earl and Countess of Dunmow?'
1:45
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Prince Philippe, Mrs Kneebone
Scene 2
9.
'So this, dear Lady Dunmow, is your drawing room'
2:12
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Duchess, Lady Dunmow, Prince Philippe, Lord Dunmow
10.
'I never moved a muscle'
2:20
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Lord Dunmow, Lady Dunmow, Duchess, Prince Philippe
11.
'Forgive my curiosity, but is your servant that young girl. . .?'
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Prince Philippe, Lord Dunmow, Lady Dunmow, Duchess
12.
'Come and see our little garden'
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Lady Dunmow, Lord Dunmow, Prince Philippe, Duchess
13.
'This way, Ma'am, through the back door'
2:49
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Lord Dunmow, Duchess, Prince Philippe, Susan
14.
'Oh, shall I kneel in shame. . .?'
2:50
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Susan, Prince Philippe
15.
'I like to imagine how these must have looked'
4:14
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Susan, Prince Philippe
16.
'Mon aimée attend la lune'
2:08
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Prince Philippe
17.
'Kiss her at once!'
3:24
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Duchess, Prince Philippe, Susan, Lord Dunmow, Lady Dunmow, Boy
18.
'Let her beauty be her dowry'
2:43
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Duchess, Susan, Prince Philippe, Lord Dunmow, Lady Dunmow, Boy, Mrs Kneebone
19.
'My Lords, Ladies, Duchess and gentlemen!'
3:01
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Mrs Kneebone, Prince Philippe, Susan
Solo: Roderick Williams baritone - The Earl of Dunmow
Solo: Yvonne Kenny soprano - The Countess of Dunmow
Solo: Claire Rutter soprano - Susan
Solo: Jean Rigby mezzo-soprano - Mrs Kneebone
Solo: Anne Collins mezzo-soprano - HRH The Grand Duchess of Monteblanco
Solo: Robin Leggate tenor - HRH Prince Philippe
Solo: Blake Fischer tenor - An Errand Boy
Conductor: Richard Hickox
23-27 September 2003

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SIR LENNOX BERKELEY

(1903-1989)
premiere recording

A Dinner Engagement, Op. 45

59:31
An Opera in Two Scenes
Libretto by Paul Dehn
Scene 1
1.
'Salt, pepper, olive oil'
4:00
Lord Dunmow, Lady Dunmow, Boy
2.
'I'm sorry, Milady, I came through the front door'
3:25
Mrs Kneebone, Lady Dunmow, Lord Dunmow
3.
'In the summer of my time'
4:05
Lord Dunmow, Lady Dunmow, Mrs Kneebone
4.
'At Missis Ellibank's in Wimbledon'
2:27
Mrs Kneebone, Lady Dunmow, Lord Dunmow
5.
'Mother, please can I help?'
5:26
Susan, Lady Dunmow, Mrs Kneebone, Lord Dunmow
6.
'He was a quiet little boy'
3:30
Lady Dunmow, Susan, Mrs Kneebone, Lord Dunmow
7.
'Prenez six belles tomates'
3:31
Lady Dunmow, Lord Dunmow, Mrs Kneebone, Susan
8.
'Is this the residence of the Earl and Countess of Dunmow?'
1:45
Prince Philippe, Mrs Kneebone
Scene 2
9.
'So this, dear Lady Dunmow, is your drawing room'
2:12
Duchess, Lady Dunmow, Prince Philippe, Lord Dunmow
10.
'I never moved a muscle'
2:20
Lord Dunmow, Lady Dunmow, Duchess, Prince Philippe
11.
'Forgive my curiosity, but is your servant that young girl. . .?'
3:28
Prince Philippe, Lord Dunmow, Lady Dunmow, Duchess
12.
'Come and see our little garden'
2:05
Lady Dunmow, Lord Dunmow, Prince Philippe, Duchess
13.
'This way, Ma'am, through the back door'
2:49
Lord Dunmow, Duchess, Prince Philippe, Susan
14.
'Oh, shall I kneel in shame. . .?'
2:50
Susan, Prince Philippe
15.
'I like to imagine how these must have looked'
4:14
Susan, Prince Philippe
16.
'Mon aimée attend la lune'
2:08
Prince Philippe
17.
'Kiss her at once!'
3:24
Duchess, Prince Philippe, Susan, Lord Dunmow, Lady Dunmow, Boy
18.
'Let her beauty be her dowry'
2:43
Duchess, Susan, Prince Philippe, Lord Dunmow, Lady Dunmow, Boy, Mrs Kneebone
19.
'My Lords, Ladies, Duchess and gentlemen!'
3:01
Mrs Kneebone, Prince Philippe, Susan
Solo: Roderick Williams baritone - The Earl of Dunmow
Solo: Yvonne Kenny soprano - The Countess of Dunmow
Solo: Claire Rutter soprano - Susan
Solo: Jean Rigby mezzo-soprano - Mrs Kneebone
Solo: Anne Collins mezzo-soprano - HRH The Grand Duchess of Monteblanco
Solo: Robin Leggate tenor - HRH Prince Philippe
Solo: Blake Fischer tenor - An Errand Boy
Conductor: Richard Hickox
23-27 September 2003




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