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Birtwistle: Gawain

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NM 0200
 
Birtwistle: Gawain
Label Catalogue Number:
NMCD200
Running Time: 137:00
Digital UPC: 5023363020022

Release Date: August 2014
Originally recorded in 2014
Composer
Harrison Birtwistle
Solo Soloist
Marie Angel
Solo Soloist
Anne Howells
Solo Soloist
Richard Greager
Solo Soloist
Penelope Walmsley-Clark
Solo Soloist
Omar Ebrahim
Solo Soloist
Alan Ewing
Orchestra
Royal Opera House Orchestra, Covent Garden
Conductor
Elgar Howarth
Choral
Royal Opera Chorus
Genre:
Classical
Opera

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HARRISON BIRTWISTLE

Gawain (1994 revised version)

01.
Act I: Overture
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Act I: The Story Begins: Night after night (Morgan, The Lady)
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Act I: The Court: They tire me (Arthur, Guinevere, Morgan, The Lady)
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Act I: Three Riddles: There was a man (The Fool, Agravain, Ywain)
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Act I: Arthur's Response: How can I eat? (Arthur, The Fool, Morgan, The Lady, Guinevere)
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Act I: Door Knock; Prophesies and Threats: This is the hour of legacy or loss (Morgan, The Lady)
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Act I: Mystery of the Open Door: It's nothing (Arthur, Guinevere, Morgan, The Lady)
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Act I: Another Riddle: Something stranger than charity (The Fool)
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Act I: Door Knock; Prophesies and Threats: Now is the hour of legacy or loss (Morgan, The Lady)
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Act I: Entrance of the Green Knight: Now I shall test his strength (Morgan, The Lady)
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Act I: The Green Knight Rides into the Court
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Act I: The Green Knight's Challenge: Which of you is king? (The Green Knight, Baldwin, Ywain, Agravain, Gawain, Arthur, Morgan, The Lady)
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Act I: The Court's Reaction; Gawain Accepts the Challenge: God's name (Baldwin, Ywain, Agravain, Gawain, The Green Knight)
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Act I: The Raising of the Axe
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Act I: Time Frozen (Reprise; Prophesies; Riddles; Door Knock): This is the moment that waited for you (Morgan, The Lady, The Fool)
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Act I: Gawain Decapitates the Green Knight: God's Name! (The Green Knight, Guinevere, Baldwin, Arthur, Ywain, The Fool, Agravain, Morgan, The Lady)
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Act I: The Severed Head Instructs Gawain: My title is Knight of the Green Chapel (The Green Knight, Gawain)
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Act I: The Green Knight Rides Off
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Act I: The Court's Reaction: It's nothing (Arthur, The Green Knight, Guinevere, Morgan, The Lady)
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Act I: Duet: Prophesies and Threats: Now that you've seen its face (Morgan, The Lady, Arthur)
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Tableau I: Winter: Day (Women's Chorus)
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Tableau I: Winter: Night: Here is your second birth (Men's Chorus, Ywain, Agravain, Baldwin, Arthur, Guinevere, The Fool, Morgan)
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Tableau II: Spring: Day (Women's Chorus)
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Tableau II: Spring: Night: Here is your second skin (Men's Chorus, Ywain, Agravain, Baldwin, Arthur, Guinevere, The Fool, Morgan)
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Tableau III: Summer: Day (Women's Chorus)
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Tableau III: Summer: Night: Here is your second flesh (Men's Chorus, Ywain, Agravain, Baldwin, Arthur, Guinevere, The Fool, Morgan)
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Tableau IV: Autumn: Day (Women's Chorus)
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Tableau IV: Autumn: Night: Here is your second arm (Men's Chorus, Ywain, Agravain, Baldwin, Arthur, Guinevere, The Fool, Morgan)
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Tableau V: Winter II: Day (Women's Chorus)
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Tableau V: Winter II: Night: Here is your badge of steel (Ywain, Agravain, Baldwin, Arthur, Guinevere, The Fool)
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Tableau V: Winter II: Coda: Now with a single step (Morgan)
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Act II: Morgan le Fay's Prediction: Now with a single step (Morgan, Gawain)
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Act II: The Journey
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Act II: A Glimpse: Soon what you most love (Bertilak, The Lady)
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Act II: The Journey Continues: A single step (Morgan, Gawain)
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Act II: A Glimpse of the Future: Soon... what you want, you'll have (The Lady, Bertilak)
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Act II: The Journey Continues: A day, another day, a week of days (Morgan, Gawain)
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Act II: A Glimpse of the Future: Soon you'll see its face (The Lady, Bertilak)
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Act II: The Journey Continues: Another mile, another day, another week (Morgan, Gawain)
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Act II: A Glimpse of the Future: This is the hour of vanity or choice (The Lady, Bertilak)
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Act II: The Journey Continues: Mile after mile, day after day, week after week (Morgan, Bertilak, The Lady)
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Act II: Castle de Hautdesert: Welcome, welcome, welcome (Bertilak, The Lady, Morgan, Gawain)
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Act II: Dance Aria: Now we shall learn (The Lady, Morgan, Bertilak)
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Act II: Bertilak de Hautdesert's Welcome and Gawain's Foreboding: My food, my wine, my hearth (Bertilak, Morgan, Gawain)
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Act II: The First Lullaby: Lie down without fear of the dark (Morgan, Gawain)
2:31
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Act II: The First Hunt and Temptation: The door was unlocked (The Lady, Gawain)
4:25
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Act II: An aside from Morgan le Fay 1: A gift he must not refuse (Morgan)
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Act II: Bertilak de Hautdesert's Return 1: Who's there...? (Gawain, Morgan, Bertilak)
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Act II: The Second Lullaby: Lie down without fear of the dark (Morgan, Gawain)
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Act II: The Second Hunt and Temptation: Are you Gawain? (The Lady, Gawain)
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Act II: An aside from Morgan le Fay 2: A word he must not hear (Morgan, Gawain)
0:43
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Act II: Bertilak de Hautdesert's Return 2: Here's your trophy (Bertilak, Gawain)
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Act II: The Third Lullaby: Lie down without fear of the dark (Morgan, Gawain)
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Act II: The Third Hunt and Temptation: Winter sun on melting snow: it's blinding (The Lady, Gawain, Morgan)
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Act II: An aside from Morgan le Fay 3: Who's there...? (Gawain, Morgan)
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Act II: Bertilak de Hautdesert's Return 3: I hunted all day (Bertilak, Gawain)
1:07
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Act II: Prophesies and Threats: Soon - the moment that waited for you (Morgan, The Lady, Gawain)
3:43
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Act II: The Green Chapel: Fear of death (The Green Knight, Gawain)
2:01
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Act II: Gawain Faces Death: Now I acquit myself (Gawain, Morgan, The Green Knight)
2:51
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Act II: Gawain's Reprieve: The first blow (The Green Knight, Gawain, Morgan)
4:04
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Act II: The Joruney Back Begins
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Act II: The Court (Riddles and Prophesies): Arthur - join us (Guinevere, Arthur, The Fool, Morgan)
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Act II: Gawain's Return: Gawain (Members of the Court, Arthur, Ywain, Agravain, The Fool, Baldwin, Guinevere, Morgan)
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Act II: Gawain's Epilogue: I left this place (Gawain)
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Act II: Coda: Now, at the year's dead end (Morgan)
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Solo: Marie Angel Soloist
Solo: Anne Howells Soloist
Solo: Richard Greager Soloist
Solo: Penelope Walmsley-Clark Soloist
Solo: Omar Ebrahim Soloist
Solo: Alan Ewing Soloist
Orchestra: Royal Opera House Orchestra, Covent Garden
Conductor: Elgar Howarth
Choral: Royal Opera Chorus

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