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Berkeley, Lennox: Ruth

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CHAN 10301
 
Berkeley, Lennox: Ruth
Release Date: April 2005
Originally recorded in 2004
Composer (1903-1989)
Sir Lennox Berkeley
Solo mezzo-soprano - Ruth
Jean Rigby
Solo tenor - Boaz
Mark Tucker
Solo soprano - Naomi
Yvonne Kenny
Solo soprano - Orpah
Claire Rutter
Solo baritone - Head Reaper
Roderick Williams
Choral
Joyful Company of Singers
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

Ruth, Op. 50

78:54
An Opera in Three Scenes
Libretto by Eric Crozier
Scene 1
1.
A mountainous place near Bethlehem
1:57
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2.
'Once more I see your green and golden hills, O Judah!'
3:05
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Naomi, Ruth, Orpah
3.
'Turn back, my daughters'
1:38
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Naomi, Ruth, Orpah
4.
'Almighty Father, let my cry come unto thee!'
3:13
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Naomi, Orpah, Ruth
5.
'Ah, must I leave thee? Must we part?'
3:23
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Orpah, Naomi, Ruth
6.
'Whither thou goest, I will go'
3:02
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Ruth, Naomi
7.
'See! Is this Naomi!?'
2:14
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Women, Naomi
8.
'Ah, call me not Naomi, let Mara be my name'
2:32
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Naomi
9.
'Where, ah, where is Naomi?'
2:21
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Women, Naomi, Ruth
Scene 2
10.
A harvest field belonging to Boaz -
1:45
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'Gold grows the barley on hillside and valley'
Men
11.
'Greetings, men of Judah!'
1:05
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Women, Head Reaper
12.
'The scatter'd ear of corn'
1:55
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Women, Men
13.
'Come, let us go forth together'
3:23
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Head Reaper, Women, Men, Ruth
14.
'Stay, men of Judah!'
2:17
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Boaz, Men, Women, Head Reaper, Ruth
15.
'I had no wish to anger them'
3:19
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Ruth, Boaz, Head Reaper
16.
'Ah, let not anger fill your eyes!'
3:05
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Ruth, Boaz
17.
'Whence cometh this to me, that thou should'st deign to notice me?'
3:47
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Ruth, Boaz
18.
'The scatter'd ear of corn'
2:25
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Women, Men, Boaz
Scene 3
19.
A threshing-floor, at night -
2:11
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'This is the place! Come, daughter'
Naomi, Ruth
20.
'Fear not, beloved Ruth!'
2:42
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Naomi, Ruth
21.
'Golden ripe the barley grows'
1:11
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Women, Men, Naomi, Ruth, Head Reaper, Boaz
22.
'Lord of the Harvest, what are thy commands?'
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Men, Head Reaper, Women, Boaz
23.
'Winter time is time to plough, aie, the wind does bite!'
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Men, Women
24.
'Across the field the long slow line of reapers goes a-reaping'
1:33
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Women
25.
'Dance, come dance, dance within the ring'
1:39
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Women, Men, Head Reaper
26.
'O clap your hands, all ye people!'
2:22
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Boaz, Women, Men
27.
'Go now, my daughter'
1:50
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Naomi, Ruth
28.
'Master!'
1:42
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Ruth, Boaz
29.
'Thou comest in the stillness of the night'
4:22
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Boaz, Ruth
30.
'Lo, my beloved, my soul's delight, to thee I give my hand'
1:53
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Boaz, Ruth
31.
'Ho there, my people!'
1:39
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Boaz, Ruth, Naomi, Women, Men
32.
'Behold this maid'
3:25
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Boaz, Ruth, Naomi, Head Reaper, Women, Men
33.
'Rejoice, O Israel, rejoice'
2:41
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Head Reaper, Women, Men, Ruth, Naomi, Boaz
Total time: 78:54
Solo: Jean Rigby mezzo-soprano - Ruth
Solo: Mark Tucker tenor - Boaz
Solo: Yvonne Kenny soprano - Naomi
Solo: Claire Rutter soprano - Orpah
Solo: Roderick Williams baritone - Head Reaper
Conductor: Richard Hickox
23 & 25-27 September 2003

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SIR LENNOX BERKELEY

(1903-1989)
premiere recording

Ruth, Op. 50

78:54
An Opera in Three Scenes
Libretto by Eric Crozier
Scene 1
1.
A mountainous place near Bethlehem
1:57
2.
'Once more I see your green and golden hills, O Judah!'
3:05
Naomi, Ruth, Orpah
3.
'Turn back, my daughters'
1:38
Naomi, Ruth, Orpah
4.
'Almighty Father, let my cry come unto thee!'
3:13
Naomi, Orpah, Ruth
5.
'Ah, must I leave thee? Must we part?'
3:23
Orpah, Naomi, Ruth
6.
'Whither thou goest, I will go'
3:02
Ruth, Naomi
7.
'See! Is this Naomi!?'
2:14
Women, Naomi
8.
'Ah, call me not Naomi, let Mara be my name'
2:32
Naomi
9.
'Where, ah, where is Naomi?'
2:21
Women, Naomi, Ruth
Scene 2
10.
A harvest field belonging to Boaz -
1:45
'Gold grows the barley on hillside and valley'
Men
11.
'Greetings, men of Judah!'
1:05
Women, Head Reaper
12.
'The scatter'd ear of corn'
1:55
Women, Men
13.
'Come, let us go forth together'
3:23
Head Reaper, Women, Men, Ruth
14.
'Stay, men of Judah!'
2:17
Boaz, Men, Women, Head Reaper, Ruth
15.
'I had no wish to anger them'
3:19
Ruth, Boaz, Head Reaper
16.
'Ah, let not anger fill your eyes!'
3:05
Ruth, Boaz
17.
'Whence cometh this to me, that thou should'st deign to notice me?'
3:47
Ruth, Boaz
18.
'The scatter'd ear of corn'
2:25
Women, Men, Boaz
Scene 3
19.
A threshing-floor, at night -
2:11
'This is the place! Come, daughter'
Naomi, Ruth
20.
'Fear not, beloved Ruth!'
2:42
Naomi, Ruth
21.
'Golden ripe the barley grows'
1:11
Women, Men, Naomi, Ruth, Head Reaper, Boaz
22.
'Lord of the Harvest, what are thy commands?'
1:47
Men, Head Reaper, Women, Boaz
23.
'Winter time is time to plough, aie, the wind does bite!'
1:14
Men, Women
24.
'Across the field the long slow line of reapers goes a-reaping'
1:33
Women
25.
'Dance, come dance, dance within the ring'
1:39
Women, Men, Head Reaper
26.
'O clap your hands, all ye people!'
2:22
Boaz, Women, Men
27.
'Go now, my daughter'
1:50
Naomi, Ruth
28.
'Master!'
1:42
Ruth, Boaz
29.
'Thou comest in the stillness of the night'
4:22
Boaz, Ruth
30.
'Lo, my beloved, my soul's delight, to thee I give my hand'
1:53
Boaz, Ruth
31.
'Ho there, my people!'
1:39
Boaz, Ruth, Naomi, Women, Men
32.
'Behold this maid'
3:25
Boaz, Ruth, Naomi, Head Reaper, Women, Men
33.
'Rejoice, O Israel, rejoice'
2:41
Head Reaper, Women, Men, Ruth, Naomi, Boaz
Total time: 78:54
Solo: Jean Rigby mezzo-soprano - Ruth
Solo: Mark Tucker tenor - Boaz
Solo: Yvonne Kenny soprano - Naomi
Solo: Claire Rutter soprano - Orpah
Solo: Roderick Williams baritone - Head Reaper
Conductor: Richard Hickox
23 & 25-27 September 2003




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