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CHAN 9406
(multiple CD Set)

Tippett: King Priam

The Classical Shop
release date: October 1995

Originally recorded in 1995

Artists:

London Sinfonietta


David Atherton


Thomas Allen

baritone

Norman Bailey

bass

Stephen Roberts

bass

Felicity Palmer

mezzo-soprano

Ann Murray

soprano

Heather Harper

soprano

Yvonne Minton

soprano

Philip Langridge

tenor

Robert Tear

tenor

London Sinfonietta Chorus



Venue:

Kingsway Hall, London



Producer:

Ralph Couzens



Engineer:

James Lock


John Pellowe


David Frost



Record Label
Chandos

Genre:

Opera




Total Time - 127:24
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King Priam

127:32  
   
  Act I 43:39      
1 Prelude 1:29
   
  Scene 1  
2 Hecuba: What is it, Nurse? 3:44
3 Priam: Old man of Troy, you're welcome 2:25
4 Hecuba: Than am I no longer mother to this child 1:33
5 Priam: A father and a King 1:53
6 Priam: The Queen is right 1:18
7 First Interlude - 2:52
  Nurse, Old Man: Thus shall a story begin  
   
  Scene 2  
8 1st Huntsman: The bull is away over there 2:20
9 Paris: They have taken my bull 1:58
10 Hector: Father, he's a shepherd boy 1:49
11 Priam: So I'd hoped it might be 5:03
12 Second Interlude - 4:41
  Nurse, Young Guard, Old Man:  
  Ah, but life, life is a bitter charade  
   
  Scene 3  
13 Helen, Paris: Ah, ah . . . 5:15
14 Hermes: Divine go-between, that's who I am 2:11
15 Paris: Lady Athene, if I honour you . . . 0:53
16 Paris: Lady Hera, if I honour you . . . 2:07
17 Paris: Aphrodite, if I honour you . . . 2:08
   
  Act II 24:56      
  Scene 1  
18 Hector: So you've given up fighting! 3:41
19 Priam: So Trojans honour Menelaus . . . 1:23
20 First Interlude - 1:33
  Old Man: Hermes, Hermes, with the winged feet come quick!  
   
  Scene 2  
21 Achilles: O rich-soiled land 5:27
22 Achilles: Why are you weeping, Patroclus? 4:56
23 Second Interlude - 1:35
  Old Man: O, O, what a threat to Troy  
   
  Scene 3  
24 Hermes: A hero in Achilles' armour . . . 1:23
25 Hector: All Trojans, all fought bravely 4:58
   
  Act III  
  Scene 1  
26 Serving Woman: Lady Andromache, should we not light the fire? 4:51
27 Hecuba: Daughter Andromache, you must go out . . . 2:14
28 Andromache: Did you hear? 1:23
29 Helen: Let her rave 4:40
30 Hecuba: O that my ears should hear impiety so gross! 3:48
31 Andromache: Now you shall go 1:47
32 First Interlude - 1:40
  Serving Women: No . . . No . . . No . . . We have it from the runner  
   
  Scene 2  
33 Priam: What is happening? 3:47
34 Young Guard: A crime 4:06
35 Nurse: The soul will answer from where the pain is quickest 5:27
36 Second Interlude 3:03
   
  Scene 3  
37 Achilles: Priam! Here! What is this? 1:50
38 Priam: I clasp your knees, Achilles 1:14
39 Achilles: Old man, I am touched 3:36
40 Third Interlude - 4:34
   
  Scene 4  
41 Paris: Where is my father, where is Priam? 1:13
42 Chorus: Ah, ah! Ah, ah! 2:34
43 Chorus: Ah, ha, ha, ha 1:43
44 Chorus: Ah, ah! 5:19
   
 Ann Murray soprano
 Heather Harper soprano
 Felicity Palmer mezzo-soprano
 Norman Bailey bass
 Philip Langridge tenor
 Robert Tear tenor
 Stephen Roberts bass
 Thomas Allen baritone
 Yvonne Minton soprano
   
 David Atherton
   
   
  November 1980  
   
   
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