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NA 7570

TIPPETT: Child of Our Time (A)

The Classical Shop
release date: June 2008

Originally recorded in 2008


City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

Michael Tippett

John Cheek


Simon Halsey


Sarah Walker


Faye Robinson


Jon Garrison


City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus

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Total Time - 69:18
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A Child of our Time

1 Part 1: The world turns on its dark side (Chorus) 4:05
2 Part 1: The Argument - Man has measured the heavens with a telescope (Alto) 2:14
3 Part 1: Interludium - Scena - Is evil then good? (Chorus and Alto) 4:13
4 Part 1: The Narrator - Now in each nation there were some cast out (Bass) 1:18
5 Part 1: Chorus of the Oppressed - When shall the usurers' city cease 2:21
6 Part 1: I have no money for my bread (Tenor) 3:25
7 Part 1: How can I cherish my man in such days (Soprano) 3:33
8 Part 1: A Spiritual - Steal away (Chorus and Soli) 2:32
9 Part 2: A star rises in mid-winter (Chorus) 3:27
10 Part 2: The Narrator - And a time came (Bass) 0:19
11 Part 2: Chorus of Persecutors and Persecuted - Away with them! (Double Chorus) 1:00
12 Part 2: The Narrator - Where they could, they fled from the terror (Bass) 0:29
13 Part 2: Chorus of the Self-righteous - We cannot have them in our Empire 0:48
14 Part 2: The Narrator - And the boy's mother wrote a letter (Bass) 0:16
15 Part 2: Scena - O my son! (Soloists) 1:23
16 Part 2: A Spiritual - Nobody knows the trouble I see, Lord (Chorus and Soli) 1:36
17 Part 2: Scena - The boy becomes desperate in his agony (Bass, Alto) 1:30
18 Part 2: The Narrator - They took a terrible vengeance (Bass) 0:29
19 Part 2: The Terror - Burn down their houses! (Chorus) 1:06
20 Part 2: The Narrator - Men were ashamed of what was done (Bass) 0:39
21 Part 2: A Spiritual of Anger - Go down, Moses (Chorus and Bass) 3:08
22 Part 2: The boy sings in his prison - My dreams are all shattered in a ghastly reality (Tenor) 3:45
23 Part 2: The Mother - What have I done to you, my son? (Soprano) 1:36
24 Part 2: The dark forces rise like a flood (Alto) 0:52
25 Part 2: A Spiritual - O, by and by (Chorus and Soprano) 1:28
26 Part 3: The cold deepens (Chorus) 4:20
27 Part 3: The soul of man is impassioned like a woman (Alto) 2:28
28 Part 3: Scena - The words of wisdom are these (Bass, Chorus) 4:55
29 Part 3: Preludium - I would know my shadow and my light (Chorus and Soli) 6:32
30 Part 3: A Spiritual - Deep river, my home is over Jordan (Chorus and Soli) 3:31
 Faye Robinson soprano
 Sarah Walker mezzo-soprano
 Jon Garrison tenor
 John Cheek bass
 Simon Halsey choirmaster
 Michael Tippett
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