Opera - Griffelkin

   
 LUKAS FOSS (b. 1922)
   
premiere recording
 Griffelkin 102:35  
  Opera in three acts  
  Libretto by Alastair Reid  
  Act I (Prologue)  
1 'When the moon grows round and the dark grows double' 2:06
  Devils, Grandmother  
2 'You haven't swept up very snugly' 4:39
  Grandmother, Devils, Griffelkin  
3 'Hurry up now! Light the fire!' 1:45
  Grandmother, Devils  
4 Dance - 3:55
  'You have learned to bewitch'  
  Grandmother  
5 'O Grandmother, you mean I can play in the world' 5:40
  Griffelkin, Grandmother, Devils  
   
6 Entr'acte 2:12
  Act II  
7 'Head over heels now here I come!' 4:35
  Griffelkin  
8 'Bottle, we're off!' 2:22
  Griffelkin, Statue  
9 'I'll try over there across the square' 0:24
  Griffelkin  
10 'Good morning. Good gracious, you look like the devil' 3:02
  Letterbox, Griffelkin  
11 'I've made a mistake' 1:24
  Griffelkin, Boy, Children  
12 'Why, why can't you leave us' 4:08
  Lions, Griffelkin  
13 'Did you turn them back into stone?' 2:21
  Girl, Griffelkin, Mother  
14 'Where have you been?' 2:30
  Mother, Girl, Griffelkin  
15 'Have I been dreaming?' 2:57
  Mother, Shopkeeper, Policeman  
16 'Now you can see, I'm a master of magic' 3:01
  Griffelkin, Girl, Shopkeeper, Toys  
17 'Come dance, come dance, round and round' 3:09
  Griffelkin, Girl  
18 'Toys! Fiddlers, drummers!' 2:44
  Griffelkin, Girl, Toys  
19 'Oh no! Oh no! Who would believe it!' 8:39
  Hosewives, Griffelkin, Policeman, Letterbox, Lions, Statue, Toys  
   
  Act III  
20 'Disaster, calamity, dreadful, insane' 3:21
  Housewives, Policeman, Shopkeeper, Letterbox, Statue, Toys, Lions  
21 'Almost empty, only a drop' 3:22
  Griffelkin  
22 'Mother, your lips are silent' 2:35
  Boy, Girl, Griffelkin  
23 'Here I am!' 3:04
  Griffelkin, Girl  
24 'Tell me please, tell me only: what is death?' 1:48
  Griffelkin, Girl, Boy  
25 'I'll bring her back with a sprinkle of magic' 4:46
  Griffelkin, Mother, Boy, Girl  
26 'Good! Good! Good! Good!' 9:14
  Devils, Grandmother, Griffelkin, Oldest Devil  
27 'O, dark winds will haunt me' 2:41
  Griffelkin  
28 'Why Griffelkin, good morning!' 5:43
  Girl, Boy, Griffelkin, Policeman, Housewives, Shopkeeper, Mother  
29 'What a strange, round world' 4:15
  Children, Grownups  
   
  Also available as SACD CHSA 5009
 Marion Dry contralto - Devil's Grandmother
 Kendra Colton soprano - Griffelkin
 Elizabeth Keusch soprano - Statue
 Yeghishe Manucharyan tenor - Letterbox
 Drew Poling baritone - First Lion
 David M. Cushing bass - Second Lion
 Emily Browder soprano - A Boy
 Misa Ann Iwama mezzo-soprano - A Girl
 Janna Baty soprano - Their Mother
 ' Engebreth baritone - Policeman
 Lynn Torgove mezzo-soprano - Shopkeeper
 Anne Harley soprano - First Housewife
 Anne Carolyn Bird soprano - Second Housewife
 Glorivy Arroyo mezzo-soprano - Third Housewife
 David M. Cushing bass - Oldest Devil
 Gil Rose