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Herrmann: Moby Dick/Sinfonietta

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CHAN 5095
 
Herrmann: Moby Dick/Sinfonietta
Release Date: October 2011
Originally recorded in 2011
Composer (1911-1975)
Bernard Herrmann
Solo tenor (Ishmael/Starbuck)
Richard Edgar-Wilson
Solo baritone (Ahab)
David Wilson-Johnson
Choral
Danish National Choir
Conductor
Michael Schonwandt
Venue
Koncerthuset, DR Byen, Copenhagen
Producer (Executive, Chandos)
Ralph Couzens
Producer (Executive, DR (Moby Dick))
Ivar Munk
Producer (Executive, DR (Sinfonietta))
Curt Kollavik-Jensen
Producer
Bernhard Guttler
Engineer
Jan Oldrup
Engineer
Bjarne Lillevang Jensen
Genre:
Choir
Orchestral & Concertos

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BERNARD HERRMANN

(1911-1975)

Moby Dick (1936-38)

46:20
A Cantata for Male Chorus, Soloists, and Orchestra
Text selected and arranged by W. Clark Harrington from the novel by Herman Melville
Poul Emborg tenor (Harpooner/Sailor/Voice)
Rasmus Gravers tenor (Pip)
Uffe Henriksen tenor (Drunken Sailor)
1.
Chorus: ''And God created great whales''. Maestoso - Più mosso -
1:07
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2.
Ishmael: 'Call me Ishmael'. Andante tranquillo -
3:24
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Ishmael: 'And in the wild conceits'. Agitato - Tempo I -
3.
Hymn. Chorus: 'The ribs and terrors in the whale'.
5:57
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Slowly and sombrely -
Chorus: 'With speed he flew to my relief'. Faster -
Chorus: 'My song for ever shall record'. Allegro moderato -
Maestoso - Molto allargando, Pesante - Adagio -
4.
Ishmael: 'At last anchor was up, the sails were set'. Moderato assai -
1:19
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5.
Ahab: 'Send everyone aft; mastheads there! Come down!' Allegro pesante - Pesante -
3:29
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6.
Ahab: 'Yonder, by the ever-brimming goblet's rim'. Lento - Tranquillo -
7:56
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Ahab: 'I, the wearer, see not its far flashing'. Agitato - Allargando - Tempo I - Accelerando -
Ahab: 'Dry heat upon my brow?' Slowly -
Ahab: 'Gifted with the high perception'. Agitato - A tempo (Lento) -
Ahab: 'Good night - …good night'. Tempo I -
7.
Voice: 'Hist, boys! Let's have a jig!' Allegro marcato - Allegro (hornpipe tempo) -
8:24
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Drunken Sailor: 'Oh! Jolly is the gale'. Meno mosso - Tempo I Slow -
Pip: 'Oh! Thou big white God aloft there'. Molto agitato (quasi Andante) - Tempo I -
8.
Ishmael: 'It was a clear steel-blue day'. Slowly and tranquilly -
8:57
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Ahab: 'Oh, Starbuck! It is a mild, mild wind'. Molto sostenuto -
Ahab: 'Aye, toil how we may'. Più mosso -
Ahab: 'Starbuck!' Molto sostenuto -
9.
Sailor: 'There she blows! There she blows!' Molto allegro -
2:00
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Ahab: 'Starbuck, some men die at ebb tide'. Lento -
Starbuck: 'Oh! my captain, my captain! go not! go not!' Agitato -
10.
Ahab: 'Lower away! Stand by the crew!' [Agitato] -
2:33
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Ahab: 'I turn my body from the sun'. Slowly - A tempo -
Ahab: 'Sink all coffins and all hearses'. Molto pesante -
11.
Ahab: 'Thus, I give up the spear!' [Molto pesante] - Pesante e più lento - Molto rallentando -
1:09
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Ishmael: ''And I only am escaped alone to tell thee''
Solo: Richard Edgar-Wilson tenor (Ishmael/Starbuck)
Solo: David Wilson-Johnson baritone (Ahab)
premiere recording of original version

Sinfonietta (1935-36)

16:50
for String Orchestra
12.
I
Prelude. Slowly (Andante molto) -
3:35
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13.
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Scherzo. Presto -
2:34
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14.
III
Adagio -
3:33
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15.
IV
Interlude. Largo (softly as possible) -
2:31
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16.
V
Variations
4:35
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Variation I. Adagio -
Variation II. Andante -
Variation III. Adagio -
Variation IV. Andante -
Variation V. Moderato -
Variation VI. Adagio -
Variation VII. Allegro
Total time: 63:24
Conductor: Michael Schonwandt
8 January (Moby Dick) & 15 and 16 March (Sinfonietta) 2011

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BERNARD HERRMANN

(1911-1975)

Moby Dick (1936-38)

46:20
A Cantata for Male Chorus, Soloists, and Orchestra
Text selected and arranged by W. Clark Harrington from the novel by Herman Melville
Poul Emborg tenor (Harpooner/Sailor/Voice)
Rasmus Gravers tenor (Pip)
Uffe Henriksen tenor (Drunken Sailor)
1.
Chorus: ''And God created great whales''. Maestoso - Più mosso -
1:07
2.
Ishmael: 'Call me Ishmael'. Andante tranquillo -
3:24
Ishmael: 'And in the wild conceits'. Agitato - Tempo I -
3.
Hymn. Chorus: 'The ribs and terrors in the whale'.
5:57
Slowly and sombrely -
Chorus: 'With speed he flew to my relief'. Faster -
Chorus: 'My song for ever shall record'. Allegro moderato -
Maestoso - Molto allargando, Pesante - Adagio -
4.
Ishmael: 'At last anchor was up, the sails were set'. Moderato assai -
1:19
5.
Ahab: 'Send everyone aft; mastheads there! Come down!' Allegro pesante - Pesante -
3:29
6.
Ahab: 'Yonder, by the ever-brimming goblet's rim'. Lento - Tranquillo -
7:56
Ahab: 'I, the wearer, see not its far flashing'. Agitato - Allargando - Tempo I - Accelerando -
Ahab: 'Dry heat upon my brow?' Slowly -
Ahab: 'Gifted with the high perception'. Agitato - A tempo (Lento) -
Ahab: 'Good night - …good night'. Tempo I -
7.
Voice: 'Hist, boys! Let's have a jig!' Allegro marcato - Allegro (hornpipe tempo) -
8:24
Drunken Sailor: 'Oh! Jolly is the gale'. Meno mosso - Tempo I Slow -
Pip: 'Oh! Thou big white God aloft there'. Molto agitato (quasi Andante) - Tempo I -
8.
Ishmael: 'It was a clear steel-blue day'. Slowly and tranquilly -
8:57
Ahab: 'Oh, Starbuck! It is a mild, mild wind'. Molto sostenuto -
Ahab: 'Aye, toil how we may'. Più mosso -
Ahab: 'Starbuck!' Molto sostenuto -
9.
Sailor: 'There she blows! There she blows!' Molto allegro -
2:00
Ahab: 'Starbuck, some men die at ebb tide'. Lento -
Starbuck: 'Oh! my captain, my captain! go not! go not!' Agitato -
10.
Ahab: 'Lower away! Stand by the crew!' [Agitato] -
2:33
Ahab: 'I turn my body from the sun'. Slowly - A tempo -
Ahab: 'Sink all coffins and all hearses'. Molto pesante -
11.
Ahab: 'Thus, I give up the spear!' [Molto pesante] - Pesante e più lento - Molto rallentando -
1:09
Ishmael: ''And I only am escaped alone to tell thee''
Solo: Richard Edgar-Wilson tenor (Ishmael/Starbuck)
Solo: David Wilson-Johnson baritone (Ahab)
premiere recording of original version

Sinfonietta (1935-36)

16:50
for String Orchestra
12.
I
Prelude. Slowly (Andante molto) -
3:35
13.
II
Scherzo. Presto -
2:34
14.
III
Adagio -
3:33
15.
IV
Interlude. Largo (softly as possible) -
2:31
16.
V
Variations
4:35
Variation I. Adagio -
Variation II. Andante -
Variation III. Adagio -
Variation IV. Andante -
Variation V. Moderato -
Variation VI. Adagio -
Variation VII. Allegro
Total time: 63:24
Conductor: Michael Schonwandt
8 January (Moby Dick) & 15 and 16 March (Sinfonietta) 2011




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