BERNARD HERRMANN (1911-1975)
   
 Moby Dick (1936-38) 46:20  
  A Cantata for Male Chorus, Soloists, and Orchestra  
  Text selected and arranged by W. Clark Harrington from the novel by Herman Melville  
  Poul Emborg tenor (Harpooner/Sailor/Voice)  
  Rasmus Gravers tenor (Pip)  
  Uffe Henriksen tenor (Drunken Sailor)  
1 Chorus: ''And God created great whales''. Maestoso - Più mosso - 1:07
2 Ishmael: 'Call me Ishmael'. Andante tranquillo - 3:24
  Ishmael: 'And in the wild conceits'. Agitato - Tempo I -  
3 Hymn. Chorus: 'The ribs and terrors in the whale'. 5:57
  Slowly and sombrely -  
  Chorus: 'With speed he flew to my relief'. Faster -  
  Chorus: 'My song for ever shall record'. Allegro moderato -  
  Maestoso - Molto allargando, Pesante - Adagio -  
4 Ishmael: 'At last anchor was up, the sails were set'. Moderato assai - 1:19
5 Ahab: 'Send everyone aft; mastheads there! Come down!' Allegro pesante - Pesante - 3:29
6 Ahab: 'Yonder, by the ever-brimming goblet's rim'. Lento - Tranquillo - 7:56
  Ahab: 'I, the wearer, see not its far flashing'. Agitato - Allargando - Tempo I - Accelerando -  
  Ahab: 'Dry heat upon my brow?' Slowly -  
  Ahab: 'Gifted with the high perception'. Agitato - A tempo (Lento) -  
  Ahab: 'Good night - …good night'. Tempo I -  
7 Voice: 'Hist, boys! Let's have a jig!' Allegro marcato - Allegro (hornpipe tempo) - 8:24
  Drunken Sailor: 'Oh! Jolly is the gale'. Meno mosso - Tempo I Slow -  
  Pip: 'Oh! Thou big white God aloft there'. Molto agitato (quasi Andante) - Tempo I -  
8 Ishmael: 'It was a clear steel-blue day'. Slowly and tranquilly - 8:57
  Ahab: 'Oh, Starbuck! It is a mild, mild wind'. Molto sostenuto -  
  Ahab: 'Aye, toil how we may'. Più mosso -  
  Ahab: 'Starbuck!' Molto sostenuto -  
9 Sailor: 'There she blows! There she blows!' Molto allegro - 2:00
  Ahab: 'Starbuck, some men die at ebb tide'. Lento -  
  Starbuck: 'Oh! my captain, my captain! go not! go not!' Agitato -  
10 Ahab: 'Lower away! Stand by the crew!' [Agitato] - 2:33
  Ahab: 'I turn my body from the sun'. Slowly - A tempo -  
  Ahab: 'Sink all coffins and all hearses'. Molto pesante -  
11 Ahab: 'Thus, I give up the spear!' [Molto pesante] - Pesante e più lento - Molto rallentando - 1:09
  Ishmael: ''And I only am escaped alone to tell thee''  
 Richard Edgar-Wilson tenor (Ishmael/Starbuck)
 David Wilson-Johnson baritone (Ahab)
  premiere recording of original version  
 Sinfonietta (1935-36) 16:50  
  for String Orchestra  
12 I Prelude. Slowly (Andante molto) - 3:35
13 II Scherzo. Presto - 2:34
14 III Adagio - 3:33
15 IV Interlude. Largo (softly as possible) - 2:31
16 V Variations 4:35
  Variation I. Adagio -  
  Variation II. Andante -  
  Variation III. Adagio -  
  Variation IV. Andante -  
  Variation V. Moderato -  
  Variation VI. Adagio -  
  Variation VII. Allegro  
 Michael Schonwandt
  8 January (Moby Dick) & 15 and 16 March (Sinfonietta) 2011