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Walton: Christopher Columbus, etc / Hickox, et al

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> Christopher Columbus - Part I: Introduction and Chorus: No, it cannot be done (Ironic Spirit, Columbus, Chorus)
> Christopher Columbus - Part I: Dialogue: My name is Christopher (Columbus, Ironic Spirit) -
> Christopher Columbus - Part I: You cannot do that alone (Ironic Spirit, Columbus)
> Christopher Columbus - Part I: Recitation and Chorus: Finding his way by starts and gleams (Ironic Spirit, Chorus) -
> Christopher Columbus - Part I: Now the game is beginning (Columbus)
> Christopher Columbus - Part I: Court Music: Sarabande - Senor Columbus (Isabella, Columbus) -
> Christopher Columbus - Part I: Down in the Kingdom of Granada (Isabella), "Marquesa's Song" -
> Christopher Columbus - Part I: But how can they know? (Columbus, Ironic Spirit, Men's chorus)
> Christopher Columbus - Part I: No! No! No! (Men's Chorus, Ironic Spirit) -
> Christopher Columbus - Part I: Go and look at the sunset (Columbus) -
> Christopher Columbus - Part I: I haven't seen her for years (Columbus) - When will he return? (Beatriz), "Beatriz's Song" -
> Christopher Columbus - Part I: May I come up? (Columbus, Beatriz) - Kyrie: You have no right to take a rose from my courtyard (Beatriz, Men's Chorus) -
> Christopher Columbus - Part I: So, my son, you are leaving Spain? (Ironic Spirit, Columbus)
> Christopher Columbus - Part I: Granada has fallen! (Chorus, Columbus) -
> Christopher Columbus - Part I: Give me a ship, Your Majesty (Columbus) - Fanfare I - On this day, the thirteenth of April (Herald) - Fanfare II - In the name of the Holy Trinity and Eternal Unity (Herald) - Fanafe III - They have givne me all that I asked (Columbus)
> Christopher Columbus - Part II: Introduction - Port Music: Oyez! Oyez! Oyez! (Herald)
> Christopher Columbus - Part II: There be three ships (Woman Singer), "Woman's Song"
> Christopher Columbus - Part II: Instrumental Reprise of Beatriz's Song - I heard you were due to sail (Beatriz, Columbus) -
> Christopher Columbus - Part II: Drum (Beatriz, Columbus)
> Christopher Columbus - Part II: Litany of the Saints: Per Domimum (Chorus) - Capstan Shanty: We're bound upon a wild goose quest (Tenor) -
> Christopher Columbus - Part II: On these ships they are singing (Ironic Spirit) - Shanty: We've gone away for ever (Tenor)
> Christopher Columbus - Part II: Sea Music: Friday, August the third (Columbus) -
> Christopher Columbus - Part II: The sailors steered badly (Ironic Spirit, Sailor)
> Christopher Columbus - Part II: Night Music: Where shall wisdom be found…? (Columbus) -
> Christopher Columbus - Part II: Listen to me, Senores (Columbus) -
> Christopher Columbus - Part II: Gold, Senores, gold… (Columbus, Speaking Chorus) -
> Christopher Columbus - Part II: October the eleventh (Columbus)
> Christopher Columbus - Part II: Stand by for the Dawn! (Columbus, Speaking Chorus) - Te Deum laudamus (Men's Chorus)
> Christopher Columbus - Part II: Look 'ee yonder (Ironic Spirit, Indian Chorus, Baritone) - Fanfare - In the name of the Holy Trinity (Columbus)
> Christopher Columbus - Part II: Dialogue: Have you heard the news, Your Grace? (Isabella, Ironic Spirit) - Back from the West (Speaking Chorus, Ironic Spirit, Herald) -
> Christopher Columbus - Part II: I took three ships (Columbus)
> Christopher Columbus - Part II: Finale: Glory, glory to God (Tenor, Chorus, Columbus)
> Hamlet and Ophelia - Hamlet and Ophelia

Album Summary

>Walton, William : Christopher Columbus, music for radio for speakers, soloists, chorus, guitar & orchestra (also chora
>Walton, William : Hamlet and Ophelia, poem for orchestra (from film score "Hamlet"; arr. by M.Mathieson)
Performers Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

This SACD contains the premiere recording of the full score to 'Christopher Columbus - A Musical Journey'. It was originally a radio play by Louis MacNiece written to celebrate the 450th anniversary of Columbus's discovery of the New World in 1492. The recording features the famous father and son actors Julian and Jamie Glover as narrators. This release also features the only available recording of the tone-poem, 'Hamlet and Ophelia'.



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>Walton, William : Christopher Columbus, music for radio for speakers, soloists, chorus, guitar & orchestra (also chora
  • Performers: Caroline Carragher (Soprano); Craig Ogden (Guitar); Thomas Randle (Guitar); Jean Rigby (Mezzo Soprano); Roderick Williams (Bass Baritone)
  • Conductor: Richard Hickox
  • Ensemble: BBC National Chorus of Wales
  • Notes: Brangwyn Hall, Swansea, Glamorgan, Wales (05/16/2004/05/17/2004)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1942

>Walton, William : Hamlet and Ophelia, poem for orchestra (from film score "Hamlet"; arr. by M.Mathieson) :: Andante dolo
  • Conductor: Richard Hickox
  • Ensemble: BBC National Chorus of Wales
  • Notes: Brangwyn Hall, Swansea, Glamorgan, Wales (05/16/2004/05/17/2004)
  • Running Time: 12 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1967