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 Offer,Britten: Billy Budd

Nathan Gunn (Billy), Ian Bostridge (Captain Vere), Gidon Saks (Claggart), Neal Davies (Redburn), Jonathan Lemalu (Flint), Matthew Rose (Ratcliffe), Andrew Kennedy (Novice), Matthew Best (Dansker), Roderick Williams (Novice's Friend)

London Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, Daniel Harding

…this is a good, often exciting performance, but Hickox and especially Britten are hard acts to follow. More…

3 CDs

($17.25) $14.00

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No digital booklet included

Contents

Britten: Billy Budd

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  • Daniel Harding/London Symphony Orchestra/Ian Bostridge/Nathan Gunn/John Relyea/Neal Davies/Jonathan Lemalu/Matthew Rose/Alasdair Elliott/Daniel Teadt/Matthew Best/Andrew Kennedy/Andrew Tortise/Mark Stone/Adam Green/Darren Jeffrey/Andrew Sta, Daniel Harding/London Symphony Orchestra/Nathan Gunn/John Relyea/Neal Davies/Jonathan Lemalu/Matthew Rose/Alasdair Elliott/Daniel Teadt/Matthew Best/Andrew Kennedy/Andrew Tortise/Mark Stone/Adam Green/Darren Jeffrey/Andrew Staples/Roderick, Ian Bostridge (vocals), Jonathan Lemalu (lead vocals), Matthew Rose (lead vocals), Alasdair Elliott (lead vocals), Daniel Teadt (lead vocals), Neal Davies (lead vocals), John Relyea (lead vocals), Nathan Gunn (lead vocals), Matthew Best (lead vocals), Andrew Kennedy (lead vocals), Andrew Staples (lead vocals), Roderick Williams (lead vocals), Hugo Shepherd (lead vocals), Darren Jeffery (lead vocals), Darren Jeffrey (performed by), Andrew Tortise (lead vocals), Mark Stone (lead vocals), Adam Green (lead vocals), London Symphony Chorus
  • London Symphony Orchestra, Joseph Cullen, London Symphony Chorus
  • Daniel Harding
  • Recorded: 2007-12-09
  • Recording Venue: 5-9 December 2007, Recorded live at the Barbican, London

Prologue 'I am an old man' (Vere)

5:00
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Pull, my bantams! Pull, my sparrow-legs!...Who did that? (First Mate et al)

6:55
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Guard boat! Indomitable! (Maintop et al)

3:29
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First man forward! (Claggart et al)

2:10
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Your name? - Billy Budd, sir (Claggart / Billy / First Lieutenant / Sailing Master)

2:43
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Billy Budd, king of the birds (Billy / Sailing Master / First Lieutenant / Ratcliffe)

2:39
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I heard your honour! (Claggart / Squeak / Novice's Friend)

3:53
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Come along kid! Come along! (Novice's Friend / Novice / Chorus)

4:02
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Christ! The poor chap, the poor little runt! (Billy / Dansker / Red Whiskers / Donald)

1:27
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What's that? What's those whistles? (Billy / Donald / Claggart / First Mate / Second Mate / Bosun)

1:17
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Starry Vere we call him (Donald / Billy / Chorus / Red Whiskers / Dansker / Bosun)

2:26
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Boy! - Yes sir! (Vere / Boy)

3:32
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Gentlemen, the King! (Vere / First Lieutenant / Sailing Master)

6:25
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Ay, at Spithead the men may have had their grievances (Vere / Sailing Master / First Lieutenant)

1:01
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We are, sir. Claggart is an able one...Land on the port bow, sir (First Lieutenant / Vere / Sailing Master / Ratcliffe)

6:51
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Blow her away, Blow her to Hilo (Red Whiskers / Chorus / Billy / Donald / Dansker)

2:41
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We're off to Samoa (Donald / Chorus / Red Whiskers / Billy / Donald / Dansker)

3:48
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Hi! You...a...a... (Billy et al)

3:03
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Over the water, over the ocean (Chorus / Claggart)

7:43
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Come here, Remember your promise (Claggart / Novice)

5:43
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Billy!...Hist! Billy Budd! (Novice / Billy)

4:13
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Dansker, old friend, glad to see you! (Billy / Dansker)

4:48
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I don't like the look of the mist (Vere / First Lieutenant)

1:48
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With great regret I must disturb your honour (Claggart / Vere)

1:39
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Deck ahoy! Enemy sail on starboard bow! (Maintop et al)

3:22
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Who'll volunteer to beard 'em in the smoke? (Vere et al.)

7:46
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There you are again, Master-at-arms (Vere / Claggart / Boy)

4:46
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O this cursed mist (Vere / First Lieutenant / Sailing Master / Ratcliffe)

4:44
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Claggart, John Claggart, beware! I'm not so easily deceived (Vere / Billy)

3:52
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Master-at-arms and foretopman, I speak to you both (Vere / Claggart / Billy)

3:04
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God o' mercy! (Vere / Boy)

1:58
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Gentlemen, William Budd here has killed the Master-at-arms (Vere / First Lieutenant / Sailing Master / Ratcliffe)

1:23
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William Budd, you are accused... (First Lieutenant / Vere / Billy)

5:47
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Poor fellow, who could save him? (First Lieutenant / Sailing Master / Ratcliffe)

4:22
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I accept their verdict (Vere)

7:15
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Look! Through the port comes the moon-shine astray! (Billy)

5:44
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Here! Baby! (Dansker / Billy)

3:58
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And farewell to ye, old Rights o' Man! (Billy)

5:18
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Interlude

3:08
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"According to the Articles of War..." (All except Vere)

2:02
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Down all hands! And see that they go! (First Lieutenant et al)

2:50
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We committed his body to the deep (Vere)

4:45
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