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 Offer,Britten: Billy Budd

Philip Langridge (Vere), Simon Keenlyside (Billy), John Tomlinson (Claggart), Alan Opie (Mr Redburn), Matthew Best (Mr Flint), Alan Ewing (Mr Ratcliffe), Francis Egerton (Red Whiskers), Clive Bayley (Dansker); London Symphony Orchestra & Chorus, Tiffin Boys' Choir, Richard Hickox

Britten's score is so often praised that we tend to neglect the distinction of Forster and Crozier's libretto, sung in this set with unerring conviction by its three principals. Keenlyside and... More…

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Britten: Billy Budd

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  • London Symphony Chorus, London Symphony Orchestra, Tiffin Boys Choir
  • Richard Hickox
  • Matthew Best (bass-baritone), Simon Keenlyside (baritone), Philip Langridge (tenor), Alan Opie (baritone), Quentin Hayes (baritone), Alan Ewing (bass), Daniel Norman (tenor), Roderick Williams (baritone), Mark Padmore (tenor), John Tomlinson (bass), Clive Bayley (bass), Richard Coxon (tenor), Francis Egerton (tenor), Christopher Keyte (bass), Timothy DuFore (baritone), Richard Whitehouse (baritone), Alex Johnston (treble)

Prologue: I am an old man … (Vere)

5:09
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Act I Scene 1: Pull, me bantams! (First Mate, Second Mate, Sailing Master, Sailor, Bosun, Midshipmen, Donald, Maintop, Deck, Novice, Men, Squeak, Chorus)

6:43
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Act I Scene 1: Boat ahoy! (Maintop, Voice, Midshipmen, Sailing Master, First Lieutenant, Bosun, Ratcliffe)

3:16
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Act I Scene 1: First man forward! (Claggart, Red Whiskers, First Lieutenant, Sailing Master, Jones)

2:16
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Act I Scene 1: Your name? (Claggart, Billy, First Lieutenant, Sailing Master)

2:39
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Act I Scene 1: Billy Budd, king of the birds! (Billy, Sailing Master, First Lieutenant, Ratcliffe)

2:27
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Act I Scene 1: I heard, your honour! (Claggart, Squeak, Novice's Friend)

3:30
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Act I Scene 1: Come along, kid! (Novice's Friend, Novice, Chorus)

4:21
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Act I Scene 1: Christ! The poor chap … (Billy, Dansker, Red Whiskers, Donald)

1:30
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Act I Scene 1: What's that? What's those whistles? (Billy, Donald, Claggart, First Mate, Second Mate, Bosun)

1:15
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Act I Scene 1: Starry Vere we call him. (Donald, Billy, Chorus, Red Whiskers, Dansker, Bosun)

2:17
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Act I Scene 2: Boy! (Vere, Boy)

3:25
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Act I Scene 2: Gentlemen, the King! (Vere, First Lieutenant, Sailing Master)

5:43
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Act I Scene 2: Ay, at Spithead … (Vere, Sailing Master, First Lieutenant)

1:00
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Act I Scene 2: We are, sir. Claggart is an able one. (First Lieutenant, Vere, Sailing Master, Ratcliffe)

6:35
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Act I Scene 3: Blow her away. (Red Whiskers, Chorus, Billy, Donald, Dansker)

2:44
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Act I Scene 3: We're off to Samoa … (Donald, Chorus, Red Whiskers, Billy, Dansker)

3:43
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Act I Scene 3: Hi! You … a … a … ! (Billy, Dansker, Red Whiskers, Donald, Squeak, Billy, Claggart, Boy, Chorus)

3:02
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Act I Scene 3: Over the water … (Claggart, Chorus)

7:29
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Act I Scene 3: Come here. (Claggart, Novice)

6:22
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Act I Scene 3: Billy! … Hist! Billy Budd! (Novice, Billy)

4:23
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Act I Scene 3: Dansker, old friend … (Billy, Dansker)

4:51
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Act II Scene 1: I don't like the look of the mist … (Vere, First Lieutenant)

2:18
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Act II Scene 1: With great regret I must disturb your honour. (Claggart, Vere)

1:03
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Act II Scene 1: Deck ahoy! (Maintop, Bosun, Sailing Master, First Lieutenant, Ratcliffe, Hauling Party, Vere, Gunners, Seamen, After-Guardsmen, Powder-Monkeys, Marines, Chorus)

3:26
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Act II Scene 1: Volunteers! Call for boarding volunteers! (Vere, First Lieutenant, Donald, Red Whiskers, Dansker, Billy, Seamen, After-Guardsmen, Powder-Monkeys, Marines, Gunners, Maintop, Sailing Master, Ratcliffe, Chorus)

8:13
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Act II Scene 1: There you are again, Master-at-Arms. (Vere, Claggart, Boy)

5:01
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Act II Scene 1: Oh, this cursed mist! (Vere, First Lieutenant, Sailing Master, Ratcliffe)

4:03
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Act II scene 2: Claggart, John Claggart, beware! (Vere, Billy)

3:36
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Act II Scene 2: Master-at-Arms and foretopman … (Vere, Claggart, Billy)

3:19
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Act II Scene 2: God o' mercy! (Vere, Boy)

2:10
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Act II Scene 2: Gentlemen, William Budd here … (Vere, First Lieutenant, Sailing Master, Ratcliffe)

1:33
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Act II scene 2: William Budd, you are accused … (First Lieutenant, Vere, Billy)

5:48
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Act II Scene 2: Poor fellow, who could save him? (First Lieutenant, Sailing Master, Ratcliffe)

5:02
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Act II Scene 2: I accept their verdict. (Vere)

5:15
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Act II Scene 3: Look! (Billy)

6:05
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Act II Scene 3: Here! Baby! (Dansker, Billy)

4:10
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Act II Scene 3: And farewell to ye … (Billy)

5:47
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Act II Scene 4: Interlude

3:11
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Act II Scene 4: According to the Articles of War … (All except Vere)

2:17
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Act II Scene 4: Down all hands! (First Lieutenant, Sailing Master, Ratcliffe, Chorus)

2:26
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Epilogue: We committed his body to the deep. (Vere)

4:56
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