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Foss: Griffelkin

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CHSA 5009
 
Multiple Set of 2 CDs
Foss: Griffelkin
Release Date: April 2003
Genre:
Opera
Contemporary

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LUKAS FOSS

(b. 1922)
premiere recording

Griffelkin

102:35
Opera in three acts
Libretto by Alastair Reid
COMPACT DISC ONE
Act I (Prologue)
1.
'When the moon grows round and the dark grows double'
2:06
Devils, Grandmother
2.
'You haven't swept up very snugly'
4:39
Grandmother, Devils, Griffelkin
3.
'Hurry up now! Light the fire!'
1:45
Grandmother, Devils
4.
Dance -
3:55
'You have learned to bewitch'
Grandmother
5.
'O Grandmother, you mean I can play in the world'
5:40
Griffelkin, Grandmother, Devils
6.
Entr'acte
2:12
Act II
7.
'Head over heels now here I come!'
4:35
Griffelkin
8.
'Bottle, we're off!'
2:22
Griffelkin, Statue
9.
'I'll try over there across the square'
0:24
Griffelkin
10.
'Good morning. Good gracious, you look like the devil'
3:02
Letterbox, Griffelkin
11.
'I've made a mistake'
1:24
Griffelkin, Boy, Children
12.
'Why, why can't you leave us'
4:08
Lions, Griffelkin
13.
'Did you turn them back into stone?'
2:21
Girl, Griffelkin, Mother
14.
'Where have you been?'
2:30
Mother, Girl, Griffelkin
15.
'Have I been dreaming?'
2:57
Mother, Shopkeeper, Policeman
16.
'Now you can see, I'm a master of magic'
3:01
Griffelkin, Girl, Shopkeeper, Toys
17.
'Come dance, come dance, round and round'
3:09
Griffelkin, Girl
18.
'Toys! Fiddlers, drummers!'
2:44
Griffelkin, Girl, Toys
19.
'Oh no! Oh no! Who would believe it!'
8:39
Hosewives, Griffelkin, Policeman, Letterbox, Lions, Statue, Toys
Total time: 61:45
COMPACT DISC TWO
Act III
1.
'Disaster, calamity, dreadful, insane'
3:21
Housewives, Policeman, Shopkeeper, Letterbox, Statue, Toys, Lions
2.
'Almost empty, only a drop'
3:22
Griffelkin
3.
'Mother, your lips are silent'
2:35
Boy, Girl, Griffelkin
4.
'Here I am!'
3:04
Griffelkin, Girl
5.
'Tell me please, tell me only: what is death?'
1:48
Griffelkin, Girl, Boy
6.
'I'll bring her back with a sprinkle of magic'
4:46
Griffelkin, Mother, Boy, Girl
7.
'Good! Good! Good! Good!'
9:14
Devils, Grandmother, Griffelkin, Oldest Devil
8.
'O, dark winds will haunt me'
2:41
Griffelkin
9.
'Why Griffelkin, good morning!'
5:43
Girl, Boy, Griffelkin, Policeman, Housewives, Shopkeeper, Mother
10.
'What a strange, round world'
4:15
Children, Grownups
Total time: 40:50
Solo: Marion Dry contralto - Devil's Grandmother
Solo: Kendra Colton soprano - Griffelkin
Solo: Elizabeth Keusch soprano - Statue
Solo: Yeghishe Manucharyan tenor - Letterbox
Solo: Drew Poling baritone - First Lion
Solo: David M. Cushing bass - Second Lion
Solo: Emily Browder soprano - A Boy
Solo: Misa Ann Iwama mezzo-soprano - A Girl
Solo: Janna Baty soprano - Their Mother
Solo: ' Engebreth baritone - Policeman
Solo: Lynn Torgove mezzo-soprano - Shopkeeper
Solo: Anne Harley soprano - First Housewife
Solo: Anne Carolyn Bird soprano - Second Housewife
Solo: Glorivy Arroyo mezzo-soprano - Third Housewife
Solo: David M. Cushing bass - Oldest Devil
Conductor: Gil Rose
1 & 2 April 2002




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