ENGELBERT HUMPERDINCK (1854-1921)
   
 Hansel & Gretel 101:08  
  M√§rchenspiel (fairy tale) in three acts  
  Libretto by Adelheid Wette after a fairy-tale by the Brothers Grimm  
  English translation by David Pountney  
   
1 Overture 7:39
   
  Act I  
2 'Goosey goosey gander, the mouse in the straw' 2:57
3 'Down with the dumps, out with the grumps' 2:40
4 'Little brother dance with me' 3:39
  Gretel, Hansel  
5 'Hansel!' 2:15
  Mother, Gretel, Hansel  
6 'My jug all in bits' 1:40
  Mother  
7 'Ral-la-la-la, ral-la-la-la, light the fire' 6:27
8 'But wait, say where are the children?' 3:01
9 'But there's one, a crone, who lives alone' 2:35
  Father, Mother  
   
10 Prelude to Act II: The Witches' Ride 4:17
   
  Act II  
11 'A dwarf stood in the forest' 2:53
  Gretel, Hansel  
12 'Cuckoo, cuckoo' 3:16
  Cuckoo, Hansel, Gretel  
13 'Gretel, I think we've lost the way' 4:18
  Hansel, Gretel, voices  
14 'I am the little sandman' 2:39
  Sandman, Hansel, Gretel  
15 'Where each child lays down its head' 3:24
  Gretel, Hansel  
16 Pantomime 5:01
   
  Act III  
17 (Introduction) 2:43
18 'When dew drops on the daisy' 1:40
  Dew Fairy, Gretel  
19 'I slept here? On a pine-tree bed!' 5:22
20 'Keep still! No sound!' 4:11
  Gretel, Hansel  
21 'Greedy little mousey, who's nibbling at my housey?' 2:00
  Witch, Hansel, Gretel  
22 'Hansel, don't be so greedy' 5:11
  Gretel, Hansel, Witch  
23 'Stop, Hocus pocus, witch's ground' 1:17
  Witch  
24 'Now Gretel, you're the sensible one' 5:23
  Witch, Gretel, Hansel  
25 'So hopp hopp hopp, galopp lopp lopp' 1:32
  Witch  
26 'Now wake up, it's time to eat' 3:51
  Witch, Gretel, Hansel  
27 'Hoorach! Now that the witch is dead' 2:40
  Gretel, Hansel  
28 'The dead arise, but cannot see' 4:05
  Gingerbread Children, Gretel, Hansel, Father  
29 'Father! Mother!' 2:16
  Gretel, Hansel, Mother, Father, Gingerbread Children  
   
 Jennifer Larmore mezzo-soprano - Hansel
 Rebecca Evans soprano - Gretel
 Rosalind Plowright mezzo-soprano - Gertrude
 Robert Hayward baritone - Peter
 Jane Henschel mezzo-soprano - The Witch
 Sarah Tynan soprano - The Dew Fairy
 Diana Montague mezzo soprano - The Sandman
 Sarah Coppen The Cuckoo
 Sir Charles Mackerras
  22-27 November 2006