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Walton: Christopher Columbus/ Hamlet and Ophelia

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CHSA 5034
 
Walton: Christopher Columbus/ Hamlet and Ophelia
Running Time: 70:55
UPC Code: 095115503423

Release Date: March 2005
Composer (1902-1983)
Sir William Walton
Solo speaker - Christopher Columbus
Julian Glover
Solo speaker - Ironic Spirit/Herald
Jamie Glover
Solo soprano - Isabella
Caroline Carragher
Solo mezzo-soprano - Beatriz/Woman
Jean Rigby
Solo tenor - Solo Tenor
Thomas Randle
Solo baritone - Solo Baritone
Roderick Williams
Solo speaker - Sailor/Voice
Philip Lloyd Holtam
Solo guitar
Craig Ogden
Choral
BBC National Chorus of Wales
Conductor
Richard Hickox
Venue
Brangwyn Hall, Swansea
Producer
Brian Couzens
Engineer
Ralph Couzens
Engineer (Assistant)
Michael Common
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' -
Fanafe III. Columbus: 'They have givne me all that I asked': 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 -
: 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
Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Choral: BBC National Chorus of Wales
Conductor: Richard Hickox
16 & 17 May 2004




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