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Sullivan: The Beauty Stone

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CHAN 10794
 
Multiple Set of 2 CDs
Sullivan: The Beauty Stone
Release Date: November 2013
Originally recorded in 2013
Composer (1842-1900)
Sir Arthur Sullivan
Solo tenor - Philip
Toby Spence
Solo bass - Guntran
David Stout
Solo baritone - Simon
Stephen Gadd
Solo baritone - Nicholas
Richard Suart
Solo baritone - The Devil
Alan Opie
Solo soprano - Laine
Elin Manahan Thomas
Solo mezzo-soprano - Joan
Catherine Wyn-Rogers
Solo mezzo-soprano - Jacqueline
Madeleine Shaw
Solo soprano - Saida
Rebecca Evans
Solo soprano - Loyse
Olivia Gomez
Solo mezzo-soprano - Isabeau
Sarah Maxted
Solo soprano - Barbe
Llio Evans
Choral
BBC National Chorus of Wales
Conductor
Rory Macdonald
Venue
BBC Hoddinott Hall, Cardiff Bay, Cardiff, Wales
Producer
Brian Pidgeon
Engineer
Ralph Couzens
Engineer (Assistant)
Jonathan Cooper
Genre:
Orchestral & Concertos
Opera

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SIR ARTHUR SULLIVAN

(1842-1900)

The Beauty Stone (1897-98)

129:49
An Original Romantic Musical Drama in Three Acts
Libretto by Arthur Wing Pinero (1855-1934) and Joseph Comyns Carr (1849-1916)
1.
Introduction. Allegro alla - Marcia
2:59
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Total time: 54:15
Scene 1. The Weaver's Home
2.
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Duet. Simon: 'Click, clack, click, clack'
3:13
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with Joan
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Chorus with Solos. Chorus: 'Hobble, hobble, now we've caught her'
1:41
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with Joan and Simon
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Semi-Chorus: 'Maidens and men of Mirlemont town'
1:41
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Prayer. Laine: 'Dear Mary Mother, unto thee I bring'
3:36
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Quartet. Simon: 'Who stands within?'
5:08
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with Joan, Devil, and Laine
7.
5
Recitative and Song. Devil: 'Since it dwelt in that rock
4:34
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whose hallowed crest' -
'I gave it away to a love-lorn maid' -
Devil: 'VOS QUIBIS DEUS BENEDICIT BENEDICITE!' -
8.
5A
Appearance of Laine.
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After Devil's Song. Change of Scene. Moderato
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Scene 2. The Market-place
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Full Chorus. Maidens: 'The bells are ringing o'er Mirlemont town' -
2:34
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Competitor's Friends: 'Maidens and men of Mirlemont town'
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Duet. Jacqueline: 'May name is crazy Jacqueline' -
4:09
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with Devil
Dance
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Entrance of the Burgomaster and Crowd. Chorus: 'The bells
2:49
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are ringing o'er Mirlemont town'
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Scene. The Beauty Contest. Nicholas: 'Know ye all,
1:56
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both great and small' -
with Philip
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Loyse: 'I am Loyse from St Denis' -
3:13
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with Chorus, Saida, Philip, and Nicholas
16.
Isabeau: 'In the hills beyond Florenens' -
2:13
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with Chorus, Saida, Devil, Philip, and Nicholas
17.
Barbe: 'I am Barbe of Bovigny'
2:16
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with Chorus
18.
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Finale of Act I. Chorus: 'Go, bring forth old
1:04
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Simon's daughter!' -
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Philip: 'By Our Lady, she is fair!' -
1:15
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with Chorus, Nicholas, and Saida
20.
Saida: 'Oh, turn thine eyes away' -
2:02
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with Philip and Chorus
21.
Saida: 'In vain ye plead, some magic spell
2:30
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enthralls him!' -
with Guntran, Devil, Chorus, Joan, Simon, and Philip
22.
Laine: 'I can but tell I knelt and prayed'
4:06
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with Philip, Chorus, then All
Total time: 51:21
Scene 1. A Hall in the Castle
23.
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Chorus of Knights and Dames. All: 'With cards and
2:22
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dice, and with wine and laughter'
24.
10A
Melos. Andante
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Scene. Chorus of Knights and Dames: 'Though she
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should dance' -
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Song. Saida: 'Safe in her island home, whose
5:44
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sloping glades' -
with Knights, Eastern Maidens, and Dames
27.
Knights: 'Nay, see ye not this maid is fair?'
2:18
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with Dames and Philip
28.
12
Duet. Philip: 'I love thee! I love thee!'
3:39
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with Laine
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Scene. Song. Guntran: 'I'll tell them what thou was
2:31
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when first I knew thee' -
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Philip: 'How say you? Shame! My sword! my sword!' -
1:16
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with Laine, Devil, and Saida
31.
Laine: 'Nay, wert thou more than all he said thou art' -
2:00
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with Philip
32.
Saida: 'She's gone! Love's hour has come at last!' -
2:07
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with Devil and Philip
33.
Guntran: 'Lords of Sirault, Velaines, and St Sauveur'
4:10
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with Three Lords, Philip, then All
34.
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Change of Scene. Andante tranquillo
1:43
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Scene 2. The Weaver's Home
35.
14
Trio. Joan: 'Look yon - 'tis she! our little Laine!'
3:55
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with Laine and Simon
36.
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Duet. Simon: 'I would see a maid who dwells in Zolden'
3:52
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with Joan
37.
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Quintet. Devil: 'Haste thee! Haste thee!'
2:06
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with Laine, Joan, Saida, and Simon
Scene 3. Between the Castle and the North Gate
38.
17
Duet (with Dance). Jacqueline: 'Up and down'
4:25
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with Devil
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Finale of Act II. Guntran: 'There he stands, that lord ye knew' -
3:20
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with Chorus and Philip
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Laine: 'My lord!'
2:11
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with Philip, Joan, and Chorus
Total time: 19:35
Scene 1. The Terrace of the Castle
41.
19
Introduction. Moderato con moto -
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Song. Laine: 'An hour agone 'twas the moon that shone'
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Song. Jacqueline: 'Why does thou sigh and moan?'
2:03
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Recitative and Song. Saida: 'Mine, mine at last! Poor
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vanquished slave, begone!' -
'What laggard steed doth carry'
44.
22
Scene. Saida: 'So all is lost for ever! And 'twas thou'
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with Devil
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22A
Change of Scene. Allegro vivace e agitato
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Scene 2. The Market-place
46.
23
Chorus and Dance. Chorus: 'O'er Mirlemont city the banners
2:02
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are flying' -
Dance
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23A
Exit of Guntran and Crowd. Allegro moderato
0:49
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48.
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Finale of Act III. Chorus: 'Hail to the lord of our land!'
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with Guntran, Joan, Laine, Simon, Jacqueline, Philip, Devil, then All
Solo: Toby Spence tenor - Philip
Solo: David Stout bass - Guntran
Solo: Stephen Gadd baritone - Simon
Solo: Richard Suart baritone - Nicholas
Solo: Alan Opie baritone - The Devil
Solo: Elin Manahan Thomas soprano - Laine
Solo: Catherine Wyn-Rogers mezzo-soprano - Joan
Solo: Madeleine Shaw mezzo-soprano - Jacqueline
Solo: Rebecca Evans soprano - Saida
Solo: Olivia Gomez soprano - Loyse
Solo: Sarah Maxted mezzo-soprano - Isabeau
Solo: Llio Evans soprano - Barbe
Peppin, a dwarf
Baldwyn of Ath
The Lords of Serault, Velaines, and St Sauveur
A Seneschal
A Lad of tthe Town
A Shrewish Girl
A Matron
Knights, Dames, Pages, Aldermen, Soldiers, Townsfolk, Country-folk, Dancers, Lute-players, Serving-men, and the rest
The story is laid in the Flemish town of Mirlemont in the beginning of the fifteenth century
Conductor: Rory Macdonald
29 January-3 February 2013

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SIR ARTHUR SULLIVAN

(1842-1900)

The Beauty Stone (1897-98)

129:48
An Original Romantic Musical Drama in Three Acts
Libretto by Arthur Wing Pinero (1855-1934) and Joseph Comyns Carr (1849-1916)
COMPACT DISC ONE
1.
Introduction. Allegro alla - Marcia
2:59
Total time: 54:15
Scene 1. The Weaver's Home
2.
1
Duet. Simon: 'Click, clack, click, clack'
3:13
with Joan
3.
2
Chorus with Solos. Chorus: 'Hobble, hobble, now we've caught her'
1:41
with Joan and Simon
4.
2A
Semi-Chorus: 'Maidens and men of Mirlemont town'
1:41
5.
3
Prayer. Laine: 'Dear Mary Mother, unto thee I bring'
3:36
6.
4
Quartet. Simon: 'Who stands within?'
5:08
with Joan, Devil, and Laine
7.
5
Recitative and Song. Devil: 'Since it dwelt in that rock
4:34
whose hallowed crest' -
'I gave it away to a love-lorn maid' -
Devil: 'VOS QUIBIS DEUS BENEDICIT BENEDICITE!' -
8.
5A
Appearance of Laine. Andante
0:15
9.
5B
After Devil's Song. Change of Scene. Moderato
1:17
Scene 2. The Market-place
10.
6
Full Chorus. Maidens: 'The bells are ringing o'er Mirlemont town' -
2:34
11.
Competitor's Friends: 'Maidens and men of Mirlemont town'
2:13
12.
7
Duet. Jacqueline: 'May name is crazy Jacqueline' -
4:09
with Devil
Dance
13.
7A
Entrance of the Burgomaster and Crowd. Chorus: 'The bells
2:49
are ringing o'er Mirlemont town'
14.
8
Scene. The Beauty Contest. Nicholas: 'Know ye all,
1:56
both great and small' -
with Philip
15.
Loyse: 'I am Loyse from St Denis' -
3:13
with Chorus, Saida, Philip, and Nicholas
16.
Isabeau: 'In the hills beyond Florenens' -
2:13
with Chorus, Saida, Devil, Philip, and Nicholas
17.
Barbe: 'I am Barbe of Bovigny'
2:16
with Chorus
18.
9
Finale of Act I. Chorus: 'Go, bring forth old
1:04
Simon's daughter!' -
19.
Philip: 'By Our Lady, she is fair!' -
1:15
with Chorus, Nicholas, and Saida
20.
Saida: 'Oh, turn thine eyes away' -
2:02
with Philip and Chorus
21.
Saida: 'In vain ye plead, some magic spell
2:30
enthralls him!' -
with Guntran, Devil, Chorus, Joan, Simon, and Philip
22.
Laine: 'I can but tell I knelt and prayed'
4:06
with Philip, Chorus, then All
Total time: 57:18
COMPACT DISC TWO
Total time: 51:21
Scene 1. A Hall in the Castle
1.
10
Chorus of Knights and Dames. All: 'With cards and
2:22
dice, and with wine and laughter'
2.
10A
Melos. Andante
1:11
3.
11
Scene. Chorus of Knights and Dames: 'Though she
2:07
should dance' -
4.
Song. Saida: 'Safe in her island home, whose
5:44
sloping glades' -
with Knights, Eastern Maidens, and Dames
5.
Knights: 'Nay, see ye not this maid is fair?'
2:18
with Dames and Philip
6.
12
Duet. Philip: 'I love thee! I love thee!'
3:39
with Laine
7.
13
Scene. Song. Guntran: 'I'll tell them what thou was
2:31
when first I knew thee' -
8.
Philip: 'How say you? Shame! My sword! my sword!' -
1:16
with Laine, Devil, and Saida
9.
Laine: 'Nay, wert thou more than all he said thou art' -
2:00
with Philip
10.
Saida: 'She's gone! Love's hour has come at last!' -
2:07
with Devil and Philip
11.
Guntran: 'Lords of Sirault, Velaines, and St Sauveur'
4:10
with Three Lords, Philip, then All
12.
13A
Change of Scene. Andante tranquillo
1:43
Scene 2. The Weaver's Home
13.
14
Trio. Joan: 'Look yon - 'tis she! our little Laine!'
3:55
with Laine and Simon
14.
15
Duet. Simon: 'I would see a maid who dwells in Zolden'
3:52
with Joan
15.
16
Quintet. Devil: 'Haste thee! Haste thee!'
2:06
with Laine, Joan, Saida, and Simon
Scene 3. Between the Castle and the North Gate
16.
17
Duet (with Dance). Jacqueline: 'Up and down'
4:25
with Devil
17.
18
Finale of Act II. Guntran: 'There he stands, that lord ye knew' -
3:20
with Chorus and Philip
18.
Laine: 'My lord!'
2:11
with Philip, Joan, and Chorus
Total time: 19:35
Scene 1. The Terrace of the Castle
19.
19
Introduction. Moderato con moto -
4:20
Song. Laine: 'An hour agone 'twas the moon that shone'
20.
20
Song. Jacqueline: 'Why does thou sigh and moan?'
2:03
21.
21
Recitative and Song. Saida: 'Mine, mine at last! Poor
3:23
vanquished slave, begone!' -
'What laggard steed doth carry'
22.
22
Scene. Saida: 'So all is lost for ever! And 'twas thou'
2:31
with Devil
23.
22A
Change of Scene. Allegro vivace e agitato
0:35
Scene 2. The Market-place
24.
23
Chorus and Dance. Chorus: 'O'er Mirlemont city the banners
2:02
are flying' -
Dance
25.
23A
Exit of Guntran and Crowd. Allegro moderato
0:49
26.
24
Finale of Act III. Chorus: 'Hail to the lord of our land!'
4:50
with Guntran, Joan, Laine, Simon, Jacqueline, Philip, Devil, then All
Total time: 72:05
Solo: Toby Spence tenor - Philip
Solo: David Stout bass - Guntran
Solo: Stephen Gadd baritone - Simon
Solo: Richard Suart baritone - Nicholas
Solo: Alan Opie baritone - The Devil
Solo: Elin Manahan Thomas soprano - Laine
Solo: Catherine Wyn-Rogers mezzo-soprano - Joan
Solo: Madeleine Shaw mezzo-soprano - Jacqueline
Solo: Rebecca Evans soprano - Saida
Solo: Olivia Gomez soprano - Loyse
Solo: Sarah Maxted mezzo-soprano - Isabeau
Solo: Llio Evans soprano - Barbe
Peppin, a dwarf
Baldwyn of Ath
The Lords of Serault, Velaines, and St Sauveur
A Seneschal
A Lad of tthe Town
A Shrewish Girl
A Matron
Knights, Dames, Pages, Aldermen, Soldiers, Townsfolk, Country-folk, Dancers, Lute-players, Serving-men, and the rest
The story is laid in the Flemish town of Mirlemont in the beginning of the fifteenth century
Conductor: Rory Macdonald
29 January-3 February 2013




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