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

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Sacrifice (Chandos Audio CD 2-disc set)

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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