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Walton: Christopher Columbus/ Hamlet and Ophelia

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CHSA 5034
 
Walton: Christopher Columbus/ Hamlet and Ophelia
Release Date: March 2005
Genre:
Choir

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SIR WILLIAM WALTON

(1902-1983)
premiere recording

Christopher Columbus: A Musical Journey

58:44
Concert scenario based on the play for broadcasting by Louis MacNiece
Music and texte edited for concert performance by Carl Davis and Patrick Garland
Part I
1.
Introduction and Chorus. Ironic Spirit: 'No, it cannot be done'
4:38
2.
1
Dialogue. Columbus: 'My name is Christopher' -
1:12
3.
Ironic Spirit: 'You cannot do that alone'
0:51
4.
1A
Recitation and Chorus. Ironic Spirit: 'Finding his way by starts and gleams' -
1:27
5.
Columbus: 'Now the game is beginning'
1:18
6.
2
Court Music: Sarabande. Isabella: 'Señor Columbus' -
1:25
7.
Marquesa's Song. Isabella: 'Down in the Kingdom of Granada' -
2:56
8.
Columbus: 'But how can they know?'
1:39
9.
3
Men's Chorus: 'No! No! No!' -
1:17
10.
Columbus: 'Go and look at the sunset' -
0:32
11.
4
Columbus: 'I haven't seen her for years' -
3:14
Beatriz's Song. Beatriz: 'When will he return?' -
12.
5A
Columbus: 'May I come up?' -
1:46
Kyrie. Beatriz: 'You have no right to take a rose from my courtyard' -
13.
Ironic Spirit: 'So, my son, you are leaving Spain?'
0:27
14.
5B
Chorus: 'Granada has fallen!' -
4:33
15.
Columbus: 'Give me a ship, Your Majesty' -
1:42
Fanfare I. Herald: 'On this day, the thirteenth of April' -
Fanfare II. Herald: 'In the name of the Holy Trinity and Eternal Unity' -
Total time: 1:42
Part II
16.
6A
Introduction: Port Music. Herald: 'Oyez! Oyez! Oyez!'
1:37
17.
6B
Woman's Song. Woman Singer: 'There be three ships'
1:20
18.
6C
Instrumental Reprise of Beatriz's Song. Beatriz: 'I heard you were due to sail' -
1:43
19.
Drum
0:26
20.
7
Litany of the Saints. Chorus: 'Per Domimum' -
2:54
Capstan Shanty. Tenor Solo: 'We're bound upon a wild goose quest' -
21.
8A
Ironic Spirit: 'On these ships they are singing' -
1:53
Shanty. Tenor Solo: 'We've gone away for ever'
22.
8B
Sea Music. Columbus: '''Friday, August the third''' -
1:32
23.
Ironic Spirit: 'The sailors steered badly'
0:26
24.
9
Night Music. Columbus: '''Where shall wisdom be found. . .?''' -
1:22
25.
Columbus: 'Listen to me, Señores' -
0:43
26.
10
Speaking Chorus. Columbus: 'Gold, Señores, gold. . .' -
0:43
27.
Columbus: '''Octoer the eleventh'''
0:20
28.
11
Speaking Chorus. Columbus: 'Stand by for the Dawn!' -
1:56
Te Deum. Men's Chorus: 'Te Deum laudamus'
29.
12A
Indian Chorus. Ironic Spirit: 'Look 'ee yonder' -
3:51
Fanfare. Columbus: 'In the name of the Holy Trinity' -
Reprise of Indian Chorus: 'Guanahani! Guanahani!'
30.
12B
Dialogue. Isabella: 'Have you heard the news, Your Grace?' -
4:44
Speaking Chorus: 'Back from the West' -
31.
Columbus: 'I took three ships'
1:11
32.
Finale. Tenor Solo: 'Glory, glory to God'
2:50
33.

Hamlet and Ophelia

12:27
A poem for Orchestra
Arranged 1967 by Muir Mathieson from the music for the film Hamlet
Andante doloroso - Con moto, ma espressivo - Lento -
Total time: 71:15
Solo: Julian Glover speaker - Christopher Columbus
Solo: Jamie Glover speaker - Ironic Spirit/Herald
Solo: Caroline Carragher soprano - Isabella
Solo: Jean Rigby mezzo-soprano - Beatriz/Woman
Solo: Thomas Randle tenor - Solo Tenor
Solo: Roderick Williams baritone - Solo Baritone
Solo: Philip Lloyd Holtam speaker - Sailor/Voice
Solo: Craig Ogden guitar
Conductor: Richard Hickox
16 & 17 May 2004




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