WILLIAM WALTON (1902-1983)
   
premiere recording
 Christopher Columbus: A Musical Journey 58:44  
  Concert scenario based on the play for broadcasting by Louis MacNiece  
  Music and texte edited for concert performance by Carl Davis and Patrick Garland  
  Part I  
1 Introduction and Chorus. Ironic Spirit: 'No, it cannot be done' 4:38
2 1 Dialogue. Columbus: 'My name is Christopher' - 1:12
3 Ironic Spirit: 'You cannot do that alone' 0:51
4 1A Recitation and Chorus. Ironic Spirit: 'Finding his way by starts and gleams' - 1:27
5 Columbus: 'Now the game is beginning' 1:18
6 2 Court Music: Sarabande. Isabella: 'Señor Columbus' - 1:25
7 Marquesa's Song. Isabella: 'Down in the Kingdom of Granada' - 2:56
8 Columbus: 'But how can they know?' 1:39
9 3 Men's Chorus: 'No! No! No!' - 1:17
10 Columbus: 'Go and look at the sunset' - 0:32
11 4 Columbus: 'I haven't seen her for years' - 3:14
  Beatriz's Song. Beatriz: 'When will he return?' -  
12 5A Columbus: 'May I come up?' - 1:46
  Kyrie. Beatriz: 'You have no right to take a rose from my courtyard' -  
13 Ironic Spirit: 'So, my son, you are leaving Spain?' 0:27
14 5B Chorus: 'Granada has fallen!' - 4:33
15 Columbus: 'Give me a ship, Your Majesty' - 1:42
  Fanfare I. Herald: 'On this day, the thirteenth of April' -  
  Fanfare II. Herald: 'In the name of the Holy Trinity and Eternal Unity' -  
  Fanafe III. Columbus: 'They have givne me all that I asked' 1:42      
   
  Part II  
16 6A Introduction: Port Music. Herald: 'Oyez! Oyez! Oyez!' 1:37
17 6B Woman's Song. Woman Singer: 'There be three ships' 1:20
18 6C Instrumental Reprise of Beatriz's Song. Beatriz: 'I heard you were due to sail' - 1:43
19 Drum 0:26
20 7 Litany of the Saints. Chorus: 'Per Domimum' - 2:54
  Capstan Shanty. Tenor Solo: 'We're bound upon a wild goose quest' -  
21 8A Ironic Spirit: 'On these ships they are singing' - 1:53
  Shanty. Tenor Solo: 'We've gone away for ever'  
22 8B Sea Music. Columbus: '''Friday, August the third''' - 1:32
23 Ironic Spirit: 'The sailors steered badly' 0:26
24 9 Night Music. Columbus: '''Where shall wisdom be found. . .?''' - 1:22
25 Columbus: 'Listen to me, Señores' - 0:43
26 10 Speaking Chorus. Columbus: 'Gold, Señores, gold. . .' - 0:43
27 Columbus: '''Octoer the eleventh''' 0:20
28 11 Speaking Chorus. Columbus: 'Stand by for the Dawn!' - 1:56
  Te Deum. Men's Chorus: 'Te Deum laudamus'  
29 12A Indian Chorus. Ironic Spirit: 'Look 'ee yonder' - 3:51
  Fanfare. Columbus: 'In the name of the Holy Trinity' -  
  Reprise of Indian Chorus: 'Guanahani! Guanahani!'  
30 12B Dialogue. Isabella: 'Have you heard the news, Your Grace?' - 4:44
  Speaking Chorus: 'Back from the West' -  
31 Columbus: 'I took three ships' 1:11
32 Finale. Tenor Solo: 'Glory, glory to God' 2:50
   
33  Hamlet and Ophelia 12:27
  A poem for Orchestra  
  Arranged 1967 by Muir Mathieson from the music for the film Hamlet  
  Andante doloroso - Con moto, ma espressivo - Lento -  
   
  Also available as SACD CHSA 5034
 Julian Glover speaker - Christopher Columbus
 Jamie Glover speaker - Ironic Spirit/Herald
 Caroline Carragher soprano - Isabella
 Jean Rigby mezzo-soprano - Beatriz/Woman
 Thomas Randle tenor - Solo Tenor
 Roderick Williams baritone - Solo Baritone
 Philip Lloyd Holtam speaker - Sailor/Voice
 Craig Ogden guitar
 Richard Hickox