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 Offer,Birtwistle: Gawain

Marie Angel (Morgan le Fay), Anne Howells (Lady de Hautdesert), Francois Le Roux (Gawain), John Tomlinson (The Green Knight/Bertilak de Hautdesert), Penelope Walmsley-Clark (Guinevere), Richard Greager (Arthur), Omar Ebrahim (The Fool), Alan Ewing (Agravain), John Marsden (Ywain), Kevin Smith (Bishop...

Tomlinson pulls off the feat magnificently. There's a deep, grainy quality to his voice that catches the sorrow and cynicism of the Green Knight perfectly...Another strength of this recording... More…

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Birtwistle: Gawain

2:15:51
$66.00
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  • Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Royal Opera Chorus
  • Elgar Howarth
  • Marie Angel (soprano), Anne Howells (mezzo-soprano), Richard Greager (tenor), Penelope Walmsley-Clark (soprano), Omar Ebrahim (baritone), Alan Ewing (bass), John Marsden (tenor), Francois Le Roux (baritone), John Tomlinson (bass), Kevin Smith (counter-tenor)
  • Recorded: 20 April 1994
  • Recording Venue: Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, UK

Act I: Overture

1:17
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Act I: The Story Begins: Night after night (Morgan, The Lady)

6:23
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Act I: The Court: They tire me (Arthur, Guinevere, Morgan, The Lady)

5:15
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Act I: Three Riddles: There was a man (The Fool, Agravain, Ywain)

2:05
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Act I: Arthur's Response: How can I eat? (Arthur, The Fool, Morgan, The Lady, Guinevere)

2:24
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Act I: Door Knock; Prophesies and Threats: This is the hour of legacy or loss (Morgan, The Lady)

0:34
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Act I: Mystery of the Open Door: It's nothing (Arthur, Guinevere, Morgan, The Lady)

1:52
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Act I: Another Riddle: Something stranger than charity (The Fool)

0:46
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Act I: Door Knock; Prophesies and Threats: Now is the hour of legacy or loss (Morgan, The Lady)

0:33
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Act I: Entrance of the Green Knight: Now I shall test his strength (Morgan, The Lady)

1:07
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Act I: The Green Knight Rides into the Court

1:09
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Act I: The Green Knight's Challenge: Which of you is king? (The Green Knight, Baldwin, Ywain, Agravain, Gawain, Arthur, Morgan, The Lady)

9:14
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Act I: The Court's Reaction; Gawain Accepts the Challenge: God's name (Baldwin, Ywain, Agravain, Gawain, The Green Knight)

3:35
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Act I: The Raising of the Axe

1:13
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Act I: Time Frozen (Reprise; Prophesies; Riddles; Door Knock): This is the moment that waited for you (Morgan, The Lady, The Fool)

3:03
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Act I: Gawain Decapitates the Green Knight: God's Name! (The Green Knight, Guinevere, Baldwin, Arthur, Ywain, The Fool, Agravain, Morgan, The Lady)

1:15
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Act I: The Severed Head Instructs Gawain: My title is Knight of the Green Chapel (The Green Knight, Gawain)

4:05
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Act I: The Green Knight Rides Off

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Act I: The Court's Reaction: It's nothing (Arthur, The Green Knight, Guinevere, Morgan, The Lady)

1:48
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Act I: Duet: Prophesies and Threats: Now that you've seen its face (Morgan, The Lady, Arthur)

1:50
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Tableau I: Winter: Day (Women's Chorus)

0:52
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Tableau I: Winter: Night: Here is your second birth (Men's Chorus, Ywain, Agravain, Baldwin, Arthur, Guinevere, The Fool, Morgan)

1:11
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Tableau II: Spring: Day (Women's Chorus)

0:53
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Tableau II: Spring: Night: Here is your second skin (Men's Chorus, Ywain, Agravain, Baldwin, Arthur, Guinevere, The Fool, Morgan)

1:11
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Tableau III: Summer: Day (Women's Chorus)

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Tableau III: Summer: Night: Here is your second flesh (Men's Chorus, Ywain, Agravain, Baldwin, Arthur, Guinevere, The Fool, Morgan)

1:10
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Tableau IV: Autumn: Day (Women's Chorus)

0:53
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Tableau IV: Autumn: Night: Here is your second arm (Men's Chorus, Ywain, Agravain, Baldwin, Arthur, Guinevere, The Fool, Morgan)

1:11
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Tableau V: Winter II: Day (Women's Chorus)

0:53
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Tableau V: Winter II: Night: Here is your badge of steel (Ywain, Agravain, Baldwin, Arthur, Guinevere, The Fool)

1:09
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Tableau V: Winter II: Coda: Now with a single step (Morgan)

0:46
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Act II: Morgan le Fay's Prediction: Now with a single step (Morgan, Gawain)

5:19
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Act II: The Journey

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Act II: A Glimpse: Soon what you most love (Bertilak, The Lady)

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Act II: The Journey Continues: A single step (Morgan, Gawain)

1:34
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Act II: A Glimpse of the Future: Soon... what you want, you'll have (The Lady, Bertilak)

0:12
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Act II: The Journey Continues: A day, another day, a week of days (Morgan, Gawain)

1:36
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Act II: A Glimpse of the Future: Soon you'll see its face (The Lady, Bertilak)

0:11
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Act II: The Journey Continues: Another mile, another day, another week (Morgan, Gawain)

1:52
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Act II: A Glimpse of the Future: This is the hour of vanity or choice (The Lady, Bertilak)

0:12
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Act II: The Journey Continues: Mile after mile, day after day, week after week (Morgan, Bertilak, The Lady)

2:13
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Act II: Castle de Hautdesert: Welcome, welcome, welcome (Bertilak, The Lady, Morgan, Gawain)

1:17
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Act II: Dance Aria: Now we shall learn (The Lady, Morgan, Bertilak)

1:50
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Act II: Bertilak de Hautdesert's Welcome and Gawain's Foreboding: My food, my wine, my hearth (Bertilak, Morgan, Gawain)

3:51
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Act II: The First Lullaby: Lie down without fear of the dark (Morgan, Gawain)

2:31
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Act II: The First Hunt and Temptation: The door was unlocked (The Lady, Gawain)

4:25
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Act II: An aside from Morgan le Fay 1: A gift he must not refuse (Morgan)

0:31
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Act II: Bertilak de Hautdesert's Return 1: Who's there...? (Gawain, Morgan, Bertilak)

1:30
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Act II: The Second Lullaby: Lie down without fear of the dark (Morgan, Gawain)

2:24
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Act II: The Second Hunt and Temptation: Are you Gawain? (The Lady, Gawain)

3:18
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Act II: An aside from Morgan le Fay 2: A word he must not hear (Morgan, Gawain)

0:42
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Act II: Bertilak de Hautdesert's Return 2: Here's your trophy (Bertilak, Gawain)

0:57
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Act II: The Third Lullaby: Lie down without fear of the dark (Morgan, Gawain)

2:37
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Act II: The Third Hunt and Temptation: Winter sun on melting snow: it's blinding (The Lady, Gawain, Morgan)

5:28
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Act II: An aside from Morgan le Fay 3: Who's there...? (Gawain, Morgan)

0:28
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Act II: Bertilak de Hautdesert's Return 3: I hunted all day (Bertilak, Gawain)

1:07
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Act II: Prophesies and Threats: Soon - the moment that waited for you (Morgan, The Lady, Gawain)

3:43
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Act II: The Green Chapel: Fear of death (The Green Knight, Gawain)

2:01
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Act II: Gawain Faces Death: Now I acquit myself (Gawain, Morgan, The Green Knight)

2:51
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Act II: Gawain's Reprieve: The first blow (The Green Knight, Gawain, Morgan)

4:04
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Act II: The Joruney Back Begins

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Act II: The Court (Riddles and Prophesies): Arthur - join us (Guinevere, Arthur, The Fool, Morgan)

4:31
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Act II: Gawain's Return: Gawain (Members of the Court, Arthur, Ywain, Agravain, The Fool, Baldwin, Guinevere, Morgan)

3:35
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Act II: Gawain's Epilogue: I left this place (Gawain)

2:27
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Act II: Coda: Now, at the year's dead end (Morgan)

3:08
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