Orchestral Works, Volume 9

   
 ARNOLD BAX (1883-1953)
   
 The Truth About the Russian Dancers 46:36  
  Titles of sections taken from the full score and the text of J.M. Barrie's play  
  Part One 23:04      
1 1. Overture. Vivace - 4:10
2 2. Entry of Karissima - 1:15
  Moderato: violin solo - Rather fast valse tempo  
3 3. Karissima plays golf - 3:02
  Moderato delicato  
4 4. Karissima and Lady Vere - 1:36
  Moderato - Lento  
5 5. The Walking Lesson - 1:12
  Valse tempo (with great swing)  
6 6. Lord Vere tells his mother of his love for Karissima - 0:18
  Vivace  
7 7. Karissima appeals for love - 0:28
  Andante: violin solo  
8 8. Karissima droops pathetically - 1:02
  Tempo moderato - Piangendo: clarinet solo  
9 9. Karissima's dance of joy - 0:42
  Vivo - Allegretto scherzando  
10 10. The Wedding Ceremony - 1:37
11 11. Dance: corps de Ballet - 1:18
12 12. The Wedding Service - 2:52
13 13. A Wild Night - The Maestro - 1:54
  Allegro molto  
14 14. The Clock strikes Twelve - 0:17
15 15. Lord Vere pleads for a child - 0:40
  Molto moderato expressivo  
16 16. Karissima and Lord Vere go off in gay delight 0:36
  Rather fast valse tempo  
   
  Part Two 23:28      
17 17. Dance of Motherhood - 6:16
  Lento expressivo  
18 18. The Funeral of Karissima - 5:34
  Andante  
19 19. Child's Dance - 2:16
  Allegretto vivace  
20 20. Karissima's Farewell - 5:57
  Poco lento - Plaintivo - Lento - Andante  
21 21. Finale. Allegro vivace 3:23
 From Dusk till Dawn 20:25  
22 1. Prelude: Summer Night at the Window - 2:07
  Slow and quiet  
23 2. The Wind Dances in the Garden - 1:47
  Moderato  
24 3. Molto più lento: Midnight Strikes - 0:38
25 4. The Awakening - 1:35
26 5. The Flower's Dance - 1:27
  Gay and Lively  
27 6. The Dancer and the Clown - 1:32
  Allegretto  
28 7. The Wind Dances through the Room - 1:11
  Moderato  
29 8. Più lento: The Clock strikes One - 0:16
30 9. The Flowers Dance Again - 3:11
  Valse tempo (rather languorous)  
31 10. Più lento: The Clock strikes Two - 0:16
32 11. The Dancer falls weeping into the Clown's arms - 0:12
  Moderate pace: passionately  
33 12. The Clown thrusts her aside and scolds her - 0:09
  Allegro  
34 13. They quarrel - 0:37
  Tempo of the dance  
35 14. The Wind - 1:15
  Violent and boisterous  
36 15. The Dancer humbly draws the Clown's attention to the sad fate of his rival - 0:59
  Quite slowly: cello solo  
37 16. The Dancer turns back to the Clown - 0:50
  Andante con moto: oboe solo  
38 17. Dawn - 0:27
  Moderato  
39 18. The Clock strikes Three - 0:16
40 19. Everything is still, a sad silence reigns - 0:52
  Lento  
41 20. The Wind blows the Dancer into the Clown's stiff arms 0:39
  Allegro vivace  
 Bryden Thomson
  5 & 6 March 1990