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CHAN 3014
 
Multiple Set of 3 CDs
Gounod: Faust
Release Date: March 1999
Originally recorded in 1998
Composer
Charles-Francois Gounod
Solo tenor - Faust
Paul Charles Clarke
Solo bass - Mephistopheles
Alastair Miles
Solo soprano - Marguerite
Mary Plazas
Solo baritone - Valentin,
Garry Magee
Solo mezzo-soprano - Siébel
Diana Montague
Solo bass-baritone - Wagner
Matthew Hargreaves
Solo mezzo-soprano - Martha
Sarah Walker
Choral
Geoffrey Mitchell Choir
Conductor
David Parry
Venue
Blackheath Halls, London
Producer
Brian Couzens
Engineer
Ralph Couzens
Engineer (Assistant)
Richard Smoker
Genre:
Vocal & Song
Opera in English

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CHARLES-FRANCOIS GOUNOD

Faust

207:53
Opera in five acts (with ballet music)
Libretto by Jules Barbier and Michel Carré
Total time: 27:08
1.
Introduction
7:03
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Scene 1
2.
'Nothing! In vain I have probed . . .'
6:14
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Faust
3.
'Lazy little daughter open up your eyes'
2:55
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Chorus, Faust
4.
'Can your God help me know the truth?'
1:21
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Faust
Scene 2
5.
'Here I am! You seem somewhat startled'
2:50
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Mephistopheles, Faust
6.
'So bring me the bliss of careless excesses'
6:45
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Faust, Mephistopheles
Total time: 27:41
Scene 1
7.
'Beer or gin or wine or kvass'
4:55
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Chorus, Wagner
Scene 2
8.
'Oh, sacred medallion from the sister I love'
1:45
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Valentin, Wagner, Siébel, Chorus
9.
'Duty bids me leave this place'
3:50
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Valentin
10.
'Cheer up, my friends!'
1:24
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Wagner, Chorus, Mephistopheles
Scene 3
11.
'Pride of place to the golden calf!'
2:04
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Mephistopheles, Chorus
12.
'Your song deserves our thanks!'
2:47
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Chorus, Valentin, Wagner, Mephistopheles, Siébel
13.
'Though the fiends of hell may defy resistance'
2:32
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Siébel, Valentin, Wagner, Chorus
Scene 4
14.
'You haven't seen the last of me yet!'
1:33
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Mephistopheles, Faust
Scene 5
15.
'Just as when the whispering breezes . . .'
2:47
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Chorus, Mephistopheles, Faust, Siébel
16.
'May I presume to ask . . .'
4:03
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Faust, Marguerite, Siébel, Mephistopheles, Chorus
Total time: 54:23
17.
Entr'acte
2:06
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Scene 1
18.
'You must help me reveal the love I feel'
2:46
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Siébel
Scene 2
19.
'Are we there?'
1:15
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Faust, Mephistopheles, Siébel
Scene 3
20.
'Wait here for a while, Doctor Faust'
1:03
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Mephistopheles, Faust
Scene 4
21.
'What turbulent feelings possess me?'
6:46
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Faust
Scene 5
22.
'Be careful! Here she comes!'
0:46
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Mephistopheles, Faust
Scene 6
23.
'He would hae held my hand if I'd only allowed him'
6:36
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Marguerite
24.
'A bouquet! It's from Siébel I'm sure'
5:18
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Marguerite
Scene 7
25.
'Bless my soul, I'm dreaming!'
0:44
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Martha, Marguerite
Scene 8
26.
'Dame Martha Schwerlein, I believe'
2:30
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Mephistopheles, Martha, Marguerite, Faust
27.
'Please take my arm, they won't mind!'
6:56
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Faust, Marguerite, Mephistopheles, Martha
Scene 10
28.
'And none too soon!'
1:52
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Mephistopheles
Scene 11
29.
'It's very late . . . Farewell!'
7:03
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Marguerite, Faust
30.
'Marguerite!'
4:39
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Faust, Marguerite
31.
'Look there! She's opening her window . . .'
4:03
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Mephistopheles, Marguerite, Faust
Total time: 48:09
Scene 1
32.
Entr'acte
1:55
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33.
'They pass me in the street . . .'
6:31
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Marguerite, Chorus
Scene 2
34.
'Marguerite!' 'Siébel!'
1:36
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Siébel, Marguerite
35.
'When happy days bring gladness and laughter'
4:33
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Siébel, Marguerite
Scene 3
36.
'Dear Lord, accept the prayers of a penitent sinner'
11:14
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Marguerite, Mephistopheles, Chorus
Scene 4
37.
'Come along my brothers'
3:03
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Chorus, Valentin, Siébel
38.
'We seek the soldier's immortal prize'
3:14
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Chorus
Scene 5
39.
'Come on, Siébel, I need a drink or two!'
2:12
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Valentin, Siébel, Mephistopheles, Faust
Scene 6
40.
'Is my love awake or sleeping'
2:50
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Mephistopheles
Scene 7
41.
'What can I do for you?'
4:07
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Valentin, Mephistopheles, Faust
Scene 8
42.
'Over here, come at once!'
1:49
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Martha, Chorus, Valentin, Marguerite, Siébel
43.
'Pay heed to my words, Marguerite!'
5:06
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Valentin, Chorus
Total time: 32:34
Scene 1
44.
'Over the heather, through the marshes'
1:15
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Chorus
45.
'No further!'
2:22
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Faust, Mephistopheles, Chorus
Scene 2
46.
'Till the sun awakes in the east'
3:59
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Mephistopheles, Chorus, Faust
47.
'Honeyed nectar, share your pleasure'
1:31
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Faust, Chorus, Mephistopheles
48.
'May your elation, O careless love'
2:40
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Mephistopheles, Faust
Scene 4
49.
Intermezzo
4:12
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50.
'Go back!'
2:14
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Faust, Mephistopheles
Scene 5
51.
'My heart quails at the thought of this meeting!'
2:23
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Faust
52.
'Ah! Do I hear my lover's voice?'
5:24
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Marguerite, Faust
Scene 6
53.
'Make haste now!'
6:29
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Mephistopheles, Marguerite, Faust, Chorus
Appendix
Total time: 17:04
54.
1
Dance of the Nubian Slaves -
2:30
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55.
2
Slow Dance -
4:45
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56.
3
Ancient Dance -
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57.
4
Cleopatra's Variations -
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58.
5
Dance of the Trojan Women -
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59.
6
Mirror Variations -
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60.
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Phryne's Dance
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Solo: Paul Charles Clarke tenor - Faust
Solo: Alastair Miles bass - Mephistopheles
Solo: Mary Plazas soprano - Marguerite
Solo: Garry Magee baritone - Valentin,
Solo: Diana Montague mezzo-soprano - Siébel
Solo: Matthew Hargreaves bass-baritone - Wagner
Solo: Sarah Walker mezzo-soprano - Martha
Conductor: David Parry
27-31 July 1998

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CHARLES-FRANCOIS GOUNOD

Faust

207:53
Opera in five acts (with ballet music)
Libretto by Jules Barbier and Michel Carré
COMPACT DISC ONE
Total time: 27:08
1.
Introduction
7:03
Scene 1
2.
'Nothing! In vain I have probed . . .'
6:14
Faust
3.
'Lazy little daughter open up your eyes'
2:55
Chorus, Faust
4.
'Can your God help me know the truth?'
1:21
Faust
Scene 2
5.
'Here I am! You seem somewhat startled'
2:50
Mephistopheles, Faust
6.
'So bring me the bliss of careless excesses'
6:45
Faust, Mephistopheles
Total time: 27:41
Scene 1
7.
'Beer or gin or wine or kvass'
4:55
Chorus, Wagner
Scene 2
8.
'Oh, sacred medallion from the sister I love'
1:45
Valentin, Wagner, Siébel, Chorus
9.
'Duty bids me leave this place'
3:50
Valentin
10.
'Cheer up, my friends!'
1:24
Wagner, Chorus, Mephistopheles
Scene 3
11.
'Pride of place to the golden calf!'
2:04
Mephistopheles, Chorus
12.
'Your song deserves our thanks!'
2:47
Chorus, Valentin, Wagner, Mephistopheles, Siébel
13.
'Though the fiends of hell may defy resistance'
2:32
Siébel, Valentin, Wagner, Chorus
Scene 4
14.
'You haven't seen the last of me yet!'
1:33
Mephistopheles, Faust
Scene 5
15.
'Just as when the whispering breezes . . .'
2:47
Chorus, Mephistopheles, Faust, Siébel
16.
'May I presume to ask . . .'
4:03
Faust, Marguerite, Siébel, Mephistopheles, Chorus
Total time: 54:23
17.
Entr'acte
2:06
Scene 1
18.
'You must help me reveal the love I feel'
2:46
Siébel
Scene 2
19.
'Are we there?'
1:15
Faust, Mephistopheles, Siébel
Scene 3
20.
'Wait here for a while, Doctor Faust'
1:03
Mephistopheles, Faust
Scene 4
21.
'What turbulent feelings possess me?'
6:46
Faust
Total time: 69:03
COMPACT DISC TWO
Scene 5
1.
'Be careful! Here she comes!'
0:46
Mephistopheles, Faust
Scene 6
2.
'He would hae held my hand if I'd only allowed him'
6:36
Marguerite
3.
'A bouquet! It's from Siébel I'm sure'
5:18
Marguerite
Scene 7
4.
'Bless my soul, I'm dreaming!'
0:44
Martha, Marguerite
Scene 8
5.
'Dame Martha Schwerlein, I believe'
2:30
Mephistopheles, Martha, Marguerite, Faust
6.
'Please take my arm, they won't mind!'
6:56
Faust, Marguerite, Mephistopheles, Martha
Scene 10
7.
'And none too soon!'
1:52
Mephistopheles
Scene 11
8.
'It's very late . . . Farewell!'
7:03
Marguerite, Faust
9.
'Marguerite!'
4:39
Faust, Marguerite
10.
'Look there! She's opening her window . . .'
4:03
Mephistopheles, Marguerite, Faust
Total time: 48:09
Scene 1
11.
Entr'acte
1:55
12.
'They pass me in the street . . .'
6:31
Marguerite, Chorus
Scene 2
13.
'Marguerite!' 'Siébel!'
1:36
Siébel, Marguerite
14.
'When happy days bring gladness and laughter'
4:33
Siébel, Marguerite
Scene 3
15.
'Dear Lord, accept the prayers of a penitent sinner'
11:14
Marguerite, Mephistopheles, Chorus
Total time: 66:27
COMPACT DISC THREE
Scene 4
1.
'Come along my brothers'
3:03
Chorus, Valentin, Siébel
2.
'We seek the soldier's immortal prize'
3:14
Chorus
Scene 5
3.
'Come on, Siébel, I need a drink or two!'
2:12
Valentin, Siébel, Mephistopheles, Faust
Scene 6
4.
'Is my love awake or sleeping'
2:50
Mephistopheles
Scene 7
5.
'What can I do for you?'
4:07
Valentin, Mephistopheles, Faust
Scene 8
6.
'Over here, come at once!'
1:49
Martha, Chorus, Valentin, Marguerite, Siébel
7.
'Pay heed to my words, Marguerite!'
5:06
Valentin, Chorus
Total time: 32:34
Scene 1
8.
'Over the heather, through the marshes'
1:15
Chorus
9.
'No further!'
2:22
Faust, Mephistopheles, Chorus
Scene 2
10.
'Till the sun awakes in the east'
3:59
Mephistopheles, Chorus, Faust
11.
'Honeyed nectar, share your pleasure'
1:31
Faust, Chorus, Mephistopheles
12.
'May your elation, O careless love'
2:40
Mephistopheles, Faust
Scene 4
13.
Intermezzo
4:12
14.
'Go back!'
2:14
Faust, Mephistopheles
Scene 5
15.
'My heart quails at the thought of this meeting!'
2:23
Faust
16.
'Ah! Do I hear my lover's voice?'
5:24
Marguerite, Faust
Scene 6
17.
'Make haste now!'
6:29
Mephistopheles, Marguerite, Faust, Chorus
Appendix
Total time: 17:04
18.
1
Dance of the Nubian Slaves -
2:30
19.
2
Slow Dance -
4:45
20.
3
Ancient Dance -
1:36
21.
4
Cleopatra's Variations -
1:42
22.
5
Dance of the Trojan Women -
2:10
23.
6
Mirror Variations -
1:53
24.
7
Phryne's Dance
2:28
Total time: 72:23
Solo: Paul Charles Clarke tenor - Faust
Solo: Alastair Miles bass - Mephistopheles
Solo: Mary Plazas soprano - Marguerite
Solo: Garry Magee baritone - Valentin,
Solo: Diana Montague mezzo-soprano - Siébel
Solo: Matthew Hargreaves bass-baritone - Wagner
Solo: Sarah Walker mezzo-soprano - Martha
Conductor: David Parry
27-31 July 1998




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