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James MacMillan: Sacrifice (Chandos Audio CD 2-disc set)

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Catalogue No: CHAN 10572(2)
Shop Product Code: 243461H
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Department: CDs - Classical CDs

Publisher: Chandos

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James MacMillan (b. 1959)

Premiere recording
The Sacrifice (2005-06) 131:06
Opera in Three Acts
Libretto by Michael Symmons Roberts
Based on a story from The Mabinogion

Christopher Purves baritone - General
Lisa Milne soprano - Sian
Peter Hoare tenor - Mal
Leigh Melrose baritone - Evan
Sarah Tynan soprano - Megan
Rosie Hay soprano - 'The Birds' of Rhiannon/Three Dressers
Samantha Hay soprano - 'The Birds' of Rhiannon/Three Dressers
Amanda Baldwin soprano - 'The Birds' of Rhiannon/Three Dressers
Guests etc., Mal's Men
Chorus of Welsh National Opera
Orchestra of Welsh National Opera
Anthony Negus
Recorded in:
Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff
6 October 2007 (live recording)
Producer(s)
Rebecca Warner
Sound Engineer(s)
Mike Frost
Simon Smith (Assistant)
Format: DDD
Bit Rate: Pre - 20 Bit

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Contents
COMPACT DISC ONE

Act I
1 Prelude - 3:44
Scene 1
2 Sian: 'I should not be here. Not tonight' - 5:20
with Evan
3 Sian: 'The guests are laying out their clothes' - 2:37
with Evan
4 Interlude. Andante - 2:01

Scene 2
5 General: 'How is the dress, Megan?' - 6:43
with Sian, Megan
6 Evan: 'Excuse me, Sir' - 2:14
with General, Megan
7 Interlude. Andante - 1:29

Scene 3
8 Megan: 'Queen of the blossom' - 6:56
with Mal, Sian
9 Interlude [Passacaglia] - 3:57

Scene 4
10 Chorus: 'God bless us all!' - 4:50
11 The Birds: 'The moon became a man today' - 1:57
12 General: 'As father I could burst with pride' - 3:04
with Ali
13 Mal: 'I toast my wife. My wife! Ye gods!' - 4:44
with All, Sian
14 Mal: 'Get him!' - 1:12
with Chorus, Sian, General
15 Evan: 'Why bring a knife to a wedding?' 4:05
with The Birds

Total: 55:01

COMPACT DISC TWO

Act II 43:10
Scene 1
1 Sian: 'Again, Megan' - 4:43
with Megan
2 Mal: 'A question for you - whose is this?' - 7:49
with Sian
3 Interlude - 2:51

Scene 2
4 Evan: 'So he's found the coat…' - 10:08
with Sian
5 Interlude - 4:59

Scene 3
6 Guests: 'Hail the king, long live the boy king!' - 3:55
with The Birds, Megan
7 Mal: 'Thank you, Megan, a fitting gift for a nephew' - 4:53
8 Mal: 'Come, the man who wounded me!' 3:49
with Guests, Evan, General

Act III 32:44
Scene 1
9 Chorus: 'Give this our son your peace eternal, O Lord' - 4:43
with General, Mal, Mal's Men
10 Sian: 'I thought my hands were heaven-blessed' - 4:10
with General
11 Interlude 2:19

Scene 2
12 General: 'Thanks, Megan, you make a good thief' - 7:24
with Megan
13 Interlude - 1:42

Scene 3
14 General: 'Mal! Mal! Mal!' - 3:57
with Mal, Sian
15 Mal: 'I cannot say I haven't dreamt a thousand times of killing him' 8:25
with Guests, Sian, Megan

Total: 76:05


  

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