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Benjamin Britten

Billy Budd (original 4-act version) (1951)

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Plays: 2938


opera in four acts
Act 1 (excerpt)
Duration: 00 mins 59 secs
Thomas Hampson / Anthony Rolfe Johnson / Hallé Choir / Hallé Orchestra / Kent Nagano
(p) & © 1998 Erato Records
Erato 3984216312

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Chorus: Starry Vere! Here he is, lads!

Billy: O, God bless him!

Chorus: Vere!

Vere: Officers and men of the Indomitable, I greet you.

Chorus: Bless you, Starry Vere!

Vere: Officers and men, we are nearing France. We sail in hostile waters towards a hostile shore. We sail into action alone. We meet our dangers alone, and we'll meet 'em like true British seamen.



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