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Tippett - A Child of Our Time

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Tippett - A Child of Our Time
Digital UPC: 5059864534133
CD UPC: 09515534120

Release Date: May 2024
Originally recorded in May 2023
Soprano Voice
Pumeza Matshikiza
Soprano Voice
Dame Sarah Connolly
Tenor Voice
Joshua Stewart
Bass Voice
Ashley Riches
Choral
BBC Symphony Chorus
Conductor
Sir Andrew Davis
Producer
Adrian Peacock
Engineer
Ralph Couzens
Assistant Engineer
Alexander James
Venue 13 and 14 May 2023
Phoenix Concert Hall, Fairfield Halls, Croydon
Genre:
Vocal & Song
Orchestral & Concertos

Available: 3/MAY/2024

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SIR MICHAEL TIPPETT

A Child of Our Time

Oratorio for Soli, Chorus, and Orchestra
with Text and Music by Michael Tippett
Part I: 22:21
1.
I
Chorus: ''The world turns on its dark side''. Sostenuto
3:38
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The Argument. Alto Solo: 'Man has measured the heavens with a
2:03
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telescope''. Allegretto -
3.
Interludium. Meno mosso, tranquillo - Poc a poco animando -
0:55
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4.
3
Scena. Chorus and Alto Solo: ''Is evil then good?''. Allegro -
2:56
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Andante - Tempo dell''Interludium - Allegro
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4
The Narrator. Bass Solo: ''Now in each nation there were some
1:04
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cast out...''. Tempo comodo, quasi parlante -
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5
Chorus of the Oppressed: ''When shall the usurer''s city
2:27
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cease?''. Allegro non troppo
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6
Tenor Solo: Allegro agitato -
3:33
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''I have no money for my bread''. Meno mosso, poco Andante -
Allegro agitato - Meno mosso, poco Andante
8.
7
Soprano Solo: ''How can I cherish my man in such days...?''.
3:15
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Allegretto -
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A Spiritual. Chorus and Soprano and Tenor Soli: ''Steal away''.
2:26
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Andante con moto
Part II: 20:55
10.
9
Chorus: ''A star rises in mid-winter''. Largo -
2:42
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The Narrator. Bass Solo: ''And a time came...''. Tempo comodo,
0:19
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quasi parlante -
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11
Double Chorus of Persecutors and Persecuted: ''Away with
1:02
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them!''. Allegro molto -
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12
The Narrator: Bass Solo: ''Where they could, they fled from
0:24
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the terror!''. Tempo comodo, quasi parlante -
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Chorus of the Self-righteous: ''We cannot have them in
0:48
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our Empire''. Allegro moderato -
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14
The Narrator. Bass Solo: ''And the boy''s mother wrote
0:15
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a letter...''. Tempo comodo, quasi parlante -
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15
Scena. The Mother, the Uncle and Aunt, and the Boy.
1:12
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''O my son!'', Andante - Poco più mosso -
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16
A Spiritual. Chorus and Soprano and Tenor Soli: ''Nobody knows
1:23
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the trouble I see, Lord''. Allegro -
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Scena. Duet, Bass and Alto: ''The boy becomes desperate
1:18
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in his agony''. Andante -
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18
The Narrator. Bass Solo: ''They took a terrible vengeance''.
0:23
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Poco andante -
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The Terror. Chorus: ''Burn down their houses!''. Allegro
1:10
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molto -
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The Narrator. Bass Solo: ''Men were ashamed of what was
0:34
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done''. Poco andante -
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21
A Spiritual of Anger. Chorus and Bass Solo: ''Go down, Moses''.
2:30
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Allegretto maestoso
23.
22
The Boy sings in his Prison. Tenor Solo: Adagio -
3:03
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''My Dreams are all shattered in a ghastly reality''. Poco più mosso -
Tempo I - Tempo II - Poco a poco più mosso -
24.
23
The Mother. Soprano Solo: ''What have I done to you, my son?''.
1:39
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Allegro - Poco calando
25.
24
Alto Solo: ''The dark forces rise like a flood''. Grave -
0:40
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25
A Spiritual. Chorus and Soprano Solo: ''O! by and by''.
1:28
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Allegro moderato
Part III: 20:20
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26
Chorus: ''The cold deepens''. Largo, poco lento
3:38
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Alto Solo: ''The soul of man is impassioned...''. Allegro
2:25
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Scena. Bass Solo and Chorus: ''The words of wisdom are these''.
4:59
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Andante - Andante poco più mosso - Tempo I -
Andante poco più mosso - Tempo I - Andante poco più mosso -
Tempo I - Poco ritenuto
30.
Preludium. Andantino -
1:05
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29
General Ensemble. Chorus and Soli: ''I would know my
4:56
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shadow and my light''. Sostenuto, ma con moto - Calando -
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30
A Spiritual. Chorus and Soli: ''Deep river''. Pochissimo più moderato
3:14
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ma non lento - Con brio - In tempo - Meno mosso - Con brio -
In tempo - Molto lento
Total time: 63:24
Choral: BBC Symphony Chorus
Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra
Igor Yuzefovich leader
Conductor: Sir Andrew Davis

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