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Maconchy: The Sofa/ The Departure

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CHAN 10508
 
Maconchy: The Sofa/ The Departure
Release Date: February 2009
Originally recorded in 2008
Composer (1907-1994)
Elizabeth Maconchy
Solo tenor - Prince Dominic
Nicholas Sharratt
Solo soprano - Monique
Sarah Tynan
Solo mezzo-soprano - Dominic's Grandmother
Josephine Thorpe
Solo soprano - Lucille
Alinka Kozari
Solo soprano - Laura
Anna Leese
Solo mezzo-soprano - Yolande
Patricia Orr
Solo tenor - A Suitor
Patrick Ashcroft
Solo baritone - Edward
George von Boden
Solo mezzo-soprano - Julia
Louise Poole
Solo baritone - Mark
Hakan Vramsmo
Orchestra
Independent Opera Orchestra
Conductor
Dominic Wheeler
Venue
Henry Wood Hall, London
Producer
Natalie Murray
Engineer
Simon Eadon
Engineer
William Brown
Genre:
Opera

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ELIZABETH MACONCHY

(1907-1994)

The Sofa

39:01
Comic Opera in One Act
Libretto by Ursula Vaughan Williams
Freely adapted from Le Sofa by Crébillon fils
1.
'Ah, my sweet consolation!'
2:14
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Dominic, Monique
2.
'How light the grace, the delicate twist'
3:07
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Dominic, Monique
3.
'Dominic, Casimir, Marie-Joseph, St Just, Balthasar'
2:29
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Grandmother
4.
'This time my patience cannot still endure'
4:36
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Grandmother, Dominic
5.
'My mother says all girls grow sad and languish for love'
4:14
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Lucille, Yolande, Laura, Two Young Men
6.
'Lucille. Ah, Lucille?'
3:24
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Suitor, Lucille, Sofa (Dominic)
7.
'Ha, ha, ha! Where's Dominic?…'
4:38
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Ensemble, Guests, Sofa (Dominic)
8.
'Come and dance!'
6:01
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Ensemble, Edward, Monique, Dominic
9.
'What's happened? What's happened! Has anything happened?'
1:55
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Emsemble, Dominic, Edward
10.
'Oh. what an intriguing, fascinating situation!'
3:05
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Ensemble, Edward, Lucille, Laura, Yolande, Dominic, Monique
11.
'Have they all gone'
3:15
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Dominic, Monique
Solo: Nicholas Sharratt tenor - Prince Dominic
Solo: Sarah Tynan soprano - Monique
Solo: Josephine Thorpe mezzo-soprano - Dominic's Grandmother
Solo: Alinka Kozari soprano - Lucille
Solo: Anna Leese soprano - Laura
Solo: Patricia Orr mezzo-soprano - Yolande
Solo: Patrick Ashcroft tenor - A Suitor
Solo: George von Boden baritone - Edward
premiere recording

The Departure

31:00
Libretto by Anne Ridler
12.
'I shall never be ready in time'
3:20
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Julia, Ensemble
13.
'Weightless beyond the burning margin of our air'
5:03
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Julia, Ensemble
14.
'But what has happened?'
3:41
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Julia
15.
'Julia, are you trying to speak to me?'
2:53
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Mark, Julia, Ensemble
16.
'Where is that Death they paint…'
0:47
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Julia, Ensemble
17.
'Oh, why did we leave the house that day?'
1:33
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Mark, Julia
18.
'Don't leave me!'
1:39
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Mark, Julia
19.
'But our child lives still'
2:09
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Mark, Julia
20.
'Then do not leave me'
6:14
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Mark, Julia, Ensemble
21.
'But I hear nothing! Not a voice, not a word'
3:36
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Mark, Julia, Ensemble
Solo: Louise Poole mezzo-soprano - Julia
Solo: Hakan Vramsmo baritone - Mark
Conductor: Dominic Wheeler
23 November (The Departure) and 24 & 25 November (The Sofa) 2007

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ELIZABETH MACONCHY

(1907-1994)

The Sofa

39:01
Comic Opera in One Act
Libretto by Ursula Vaughan Williams
Freely adapted from Le Sofa by Crébillon fils
1.
'Ah, my sweet consolation!'
2:14
Dominic, Monique
2.
'How light the grace, the delicate twist'
3:07
Dominic, Monique
3.
'Dominic, Casimir, Marie-Joseph, St Just, Balthasar'
2:29
Grandmother
4.
'This time my patience cannot still endure'
4:36
Grandmother, Dominic
5.
'My mother says all girls grow sad and languish for love'
4:14
Lucille, Yolande, Laura, Two Young Men
6.
'Lucille. Ah, Lucille?'
3:24
Suitor, Lucille, Sofa (Dominic)
7.
'Ha, ha, ha! Where's Dominic?…'
4:38
Ensemble, Guests, Sofa (Dominic)
8.
'Come and dance!'
6:01
Ensemble, Edward, Monique, Dominic
9.
'What's happened? What's happened! Has anything happened?'
1:55
Emsemble, Dominic, Edward
10.
'Oh. what an intriguing, fascinating situation!'
3:05
Ensemble, Edward, Lucille, Laura, Yolande, Dominic, Monique
11.
'Have they all gone'
3:15
Dominic, Monique
Solo: Nicholas Sharratt tenor - Prince Dominic
Solo: Sarah Tynan soprano - Monique
Solo: Josephine Thorpe mezzo-soprano - Dominic's Grandmother
Solo: Alinka Kozari soprano - Lucille
Solo: Anna Leese soprano - Laura
Solo: Patricia Orr mezzo-soprano - Yolande
Solo: Patrick Ashcroft tenor - A Suitor
Solo: George von Boden baritone - Edward
premiere recording

The Departure

31:00
Libretto by Anne Ridler
12.
'I shall never be ready in time'
3:20
Julia, Ensemble
13.
'Weightless beyond the burning margin of our air'
5:03
Julia, Ensemble
14.
'But what has happened?'
3:41
Julia
15.
'Julia, are you trying to speak to me?'
2:53
Mark, Julia, Ensemble
16.
'Where is that Death they paint…'
0:47
Julia, Ensemble
17.
'Oh, why did we leave the house that day?'
1:33
Mark, Julia
18.
'Don't leave me!'
1:39
Mark, Julia
19.
'But our child lives still'
2:09
Mark, Julia
20.
'Then do not leave me'
6:14
Mark, Julia, Ensemble
21.
'But I hear nothing! Not a voice, not a word'
3:36
Mark, Julia, Ensemble
Solo: Louise Poole mezzo-soprano - Julia
Solo: Hakan Vramsmo baritone - Mark
Conductor: Dominic Wheeler
23 November (The Departure) and 24 & 25 November (The Sofa) 2007




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