BENJAMIN BRITTEN
   
 The Heart of the Matter  
1 Prologue - Fanfare: Where are the seeds of the Universal Fire 2:57
2 Reading: The earth of my heart was broken and gaped low... 0:42
3 Fanfare 0:28
4 Reading: In the hour when the sapphire of the bone... 0:45
5 Song: We are the darkness in the heat of the day 1:36
6 Reading: In such a heat of the earth 2:35
7 Canticle III: Still falls the Rain Op.55 11:10
8 Reading: I see Christ's wounds weep in the Rose on the wall 1:57
9 Epilogue - Fanfare: So, out of the dark... 2:55
10  A Birthday Hansel Op.62 16:20
11  Canticle V: The Death of Saint Narcissus Op.89 7:55
  Folksong arrangements for tenor and harp  
12  Lord! I married me a wife 1:18
13  She's like the swallow 2:29
14  Lemady 1:32
15  Bonny at morn 3:07
16  Bugeilio'r Gwenith Gwyn 2:54
17  Dafydd y Garreg Wen 3:24
18  The False Knight upon the Road 3:20
19  Bird Scarer's Song 0:51
  Folksong arrangements for tenor and piano  
20  Greensleeves 2:18
21  The Holly and the Ivy 2:20
 Nicholas Phan tenor
 Myra Huang piano
 Jennifer Montone horn
 Sivan Magen harp
 Alan Cumming narrator
  Myra Huang, Sivan Magen, Jennifer Montone & Nicholas Phan  
  recorded 6 & 14 January 2012 in the recital hall of the  
  Performing Arts Center, Purchase College, Purchase, NY, USA  
  Alan Cumming recorded 29 June 2012 at CaVa Sound Studios in Glasgow, Scotland