BENJAMIN BRITTEN (1913-1976)
   
 Owen Wingrave, Op. 85 107:18  
  An opera in two acts  
  Libretto by Myfanwy Piper based on the short story by Henry James  
  Act I  
1 Prelude – 3:24
  Scene 1  
2 Coyle: 'You've got your maps there?' – 5:06
3 Owen: 'Sir – I can't go through with it' – 3:49
4 Coyle: 'Straight out of school they come to me' – Interlude I – 3:23
  Scene 2  
5 Owen: 'At last it's out' – Interlude II. Owen: ''War is the statesman's game, the priest's delight…'' 7:10
  Scene 3  
6 Lechmere: 'Your sherry, Mrs Coyle' – 5:44
7 Lechmere: 'Owen, you can't mean it' – Interlude III – 5:22
  Scene 4  
8 Mrs Julian: 'Oh, how unforeseen' – 4:33
9 Owen: 'And now, to face them' – 5:58
10 Sir Philip: 'Sirrah! How dare you!' – 4:04
  Scene 5  
  Miss Wingrave, Kate, Sir Philip, Mrs Julian: 'How dare you!' –  
   
  Scene 6  
11 Mrs Coyle: 'Coyle, I wish I had not come' – 3:12
12 Mrs Coyle: 'Ah! Owen!' – Interlude IV – 3:53
  Scene 7  
13 Sir Philip: 'May God bless the Queen, and this house' 8:49
  Act II  
14 Prologue (The Ballad). The Narrator: 'There was a boy, a Wingrave born' – 4:32
15 The Narrator: 'They called for him to toll the bell' – 2:37
  Scene 1  
  Owen: 'The bell was for the child he slew' –  
16 Lechmere: 'I envy you this fine old house' – 2:29
17 Sir Philip: 'Aha!' – 7:21
18 Owen: ''And with his friend young Lechmere played…'' – 4:13
19 Owen: 'Now you may save your scornful looks' – 5:26
20 Kate: 'Ah, Owen, what shall I do?' – 7:41
  Scene 2  
21 Mrs Coyle: 'Is that you, Coyle?' – 5:07
22 Kate: 'Ah, Owen, Owen – you've gone!' 3:17
 Peter Coleman-Wright baritone - Owen Wingrave
 Alan Opie baritone - Spencer Coyle
 James Gilchrist tenor - Lechmere
 Elizabeth Connell soprano - Miss Wingrave
 Janice Watson soprano - Mrs Coyle
 Sarah Fox soprano - Mrs Julian
 Pamela Helen Stephen mezzo-soprano - Kate
 Robin Leggate tenor - General Sir Philip Wingrave, Narrator
 Richard Hickox
  6-9 December 2007