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MacMillan: The Sacrifice

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CHAN 10572
 
Multiple Set of 2 CDs
MacMillan: The Sacrifice
Release Date: January 2010
Composer (b. 1959)
Sir James MacMillan
Solo baritone - General
Christopher Purves
Solo soprano - Sian
Lisa Milne
Solo tenor - Mal
Peter Hoare
Solo baritone - Evan
Leigh Melrose
Solo soprano - Megan
Sarah Tynan
Solo soprano - 'The Birds' of Rhiannon/Three Dressers
Rosie Hay
Solo soprano - 'The Birds' of Rhiannon/Three Dressers
Samantha Hay
Solo soprano - 'The Birds' of Rhiannon/Three Dressers
Amanda Baldwin
Choral
Chorus of Welsh National Opera
Conductor
Anthony Negus
Venue
Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff
Producer
Rebecca Warner
Engineer
Mike Frost
Engineer (Assistant)
Simon Smith
Genre:
Opera
Orchestral & Concertos

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SIR JAMES MACMILLAN

(b. 1959)
premiere recording

The Sacrifice (2005-06)

131:06
Opera in Three Acts
Libretto by Michael Symmons Roberts
Based on a story from The Mabinogion
Act I
1.
Prelude -
3:44
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Scene 1
2.
Sian: 'I should not be here. Not tonight' -
5:20
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with Evan
3.
Sian: 'The guests are laying out their clothes' -
2:37
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with Evan
4.
Interlude. Andante -
2:01
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Scene 2
5.
General: 'How is the dress, Megan?' -
6:43
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with Sian, Megan
6.
Evan: 'Excuse me, Sir' -
2:14
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with General, Megan
7.
Interlude. Andante -
1:29
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Scene 3
8.
Megan: 'Queen of the blossom' -
6:56
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with Mal, Sian
9.
Interlude [Passacaglia] -
3:57
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Scene 4
10.
Chorus: 'God bless us all!' -
4:50
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11.
The Birds: 'The moon became a man today' -
1:57
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12.
General: 'As father I could burst with pride' -
3:04
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with Ali
13.
Mal: 'I toast my wife. My wife! Ye gods!' -
4:44
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with All, Sian
14.
Mal: 'Get him!' -
1:12
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with Chorus, Sian, General
15.
Evan: 'Why bring a knife to a wedding?'
4:05
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with The Birds
Total time: 43:10
Scene 1
16.
Sian: 'Again, Megan' -
4:43
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with Megan
17.
Mal: 'A question for you - whose is this?' -
7:49
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with Sian
18.
Interlude -
2:51
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Scene 2
19.
Evan: 'So he's found the coat…' -
10:08
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with Sian
20.
Interlude -
4:59
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Scene 3
21.
Guests: 'Hail the king, long live the boy king!' -
3:55
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with The Birds, Megan
22.
Mal: 'Thank you, Megan, a fitting gift for a nephew' -
4:53
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Mal: 'Come, the man who wounded me!'
3:49
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with Guests, Evan, General
Total time: 32:44
Scene 1
24.
Chorus: 'Give this our son your peace eternal, O Lord' -
4:43
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with General, Mal, Mal's Men
25.
Sian: 'I thought my hands were heaven-blessed' -
4:10
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with General
26.
Interlude
2:19
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Scene 2
27.
General: 'Thanks, Megan, you make a good thief' -
7:24
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with Megan
28.
Interlude -
1:42
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Scene 3
29.
General: 'Mal! Mal! Mal!' -
3:57
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with Mal, Sian
30.
Mal: 'I cannot say I haven't dreamt a thousand times of killing him'
8:25
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with Guests, Sian, Megan
Solo: Christopher Purves baritone - General
Solo: Lisa Milne soprano - Sian
Solo: Peter Hoare tenor - Mal
Solo: Leigh Melrose baritone - Evan
Solo: Sarah Tynan soprano - Megan
Solo: Rosie Hay soprano - 'The Birds' of Rhiannon/Three Dressers
Solo: Samantha Hay soprano - 'The Birds' of Rhiannon/Three Dressers
Solo: Amanda Baldwin soprano - 'The Birds' of Rhiannon/Three Dressers
Guests etc., Mal's Men
Conductor: Anthony Negus
6 October 2007 (live recording)

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SIR JAMES MACMILLAN

(b. 1959)
premiere recording

The Sacrifice (2005-06)

131:06
Opera in Three Acts
Libretto by Michael Symmons Roberts
Based on a story from The Mabinogion
COMPACT DISC ONE
Act I
1.
Prelude -
3:44
Scene 1
2.
Sian: 'I should not be here. Not tonight' -
5:20
with Evan
3.
Sian: 'The guests are laying out their clothes' -
2:37
with Evan
4.
Interlude. Andante -
2:01
Scene 2
5.
General: 'How is the dress, Megan?' -
6:43
with Sian, Megan
6.
Evan: 'Excuse me, Sir' -
2:14
with General, Megan
7.
Interlude. Andante -
1:29
Scene 3
8.
Megan: 'Queen of the blossom' -
6:56
with Mal, Sian
9.
Interlude [Passacaglia] -
3:57
Scene 4
10.
Chorus: 'God bless us all!' -
4:50
11.
The Birds: 'The moon became a man today' -
1:57
12.
General: 'As father I could burst with pride' -
3:04
with Ali
13.
Mal: 'I toast my wife. My wife! Ye gods!' -
4:44
with All, Sian
14.
Mal: 'Get him!' -
1:12
with Chorus, Sian, General
15.
Evan: 'Why bring a knife to a wedding?'
4:05
with The Birds
Total time: 55:01
COMPACT DISC TWO
Total time: 43:10
Scene 1
1.
Sian: 'Again, Megan' -
4:43
with Megan
2.
Mal: 'A question for you - whose is this?' -
7:49
with Sian
3.
Interlude -
2:51
Scene 2
4.
Evan: 'So he's found the coat…' -
10:08
with Sian
5.
Interlude -
4:59
Scene 3
6.
Guests: 'Hail the king, long live the boy king!' -
3:55
with The Birds, Megan
7.
Mal: 'Thank you, Megan, a fitting gift for a nephew' -
4:53
8.
Mal: 'Come, the man who wounded me!'
3:49
with Guests, Evan, General
Total time: 32:44
Scene 1
9.
Chorus: 'Give this our son your peace eternal, O Lord' -
4:43
with General, Mal, Mal's Men
10.
Sian: 'I thought my hands were heaven-blessed' -
4:10
with General
11.
Interlude
2:19
Scene 2
12.
General: 'Thanks, Megan, you make a good thief' -
7:24
with Megan
13.
Interlude -
1:42
Scene 3
14.
General: 'Mal! Mal! Mal!' -
3:57
with Mal, Sian
15.
Mal: 'I cannot say I haven't dreamt a thousand times of killing him'
8:25
with Guests, Sian, Megan
Total time: 76:05
Solo: Christopher Purves baritone - General
Solo: Lisa Milne soprano - Sian
Solo: Peter Hoare tenor - Mal
Solo: Leigh Melrose baritone - Evan
Solo: Sarah Tynan soprano - Megan
Solo: Rosie Hay soprano - 'The Birds' of Rhiannon/Three Dressers
Solo: Samantha Hay soprano - 'The Birds' of Rhiannon/Three Dressers
Solo: Amanda Baldwin soprano - 'The Birds' of Rhiannon/Three Dressers
Guests etc., Mal's Men
Conductor: Anthony Negus
6 October 2007 (live recording)




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