Michael Tippett - Vocal Music (4 CD box set, FLAC)

Performer: John Shirley-Quirk, Timothy Walker, Janet Baker, Stephen Cleobury, John Constable, et al.
Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra, London Sinfonietta, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus and Orchestra
Conductor: Nicholas Cleobury, Colin Davis, David Atherton, Georg Solti
Composer: Michael Tippett
Audio CD
SPARS Code: ADD
Number of Discs: 4 CD box set
Format: FLAC (image+cue)
Label: Decca
Size: 1.42 GB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: yes

Disc: 1
01. Boyhood’s End, cantata for tenor & piano
02. The Heart’s Assurance, song cycle for soprano (or tenor) & piano: Song
03. The Heart’s Assurance, song cycle for soprano (or tenor) & piano: The Heart’s Assurance
04. The Heart’s Assurance, song cycle for soprano (or tenor) & piano: Compassion
05. The Heart’s Assurance, song cycle for soprano (or tenor) & piano: The Dancer
06. The Heart’s Assurance, song cycle for soprano (or tenor) & piano: Remember your lovers
07. Dance, Clarion Air, madrigal for chorus Listen
08. The Source, for chorus
09. The Windhover, for chorus
10. Lullaby for 6 solo voices or alto & chorus
11. Bonny At Morn, for unison chorus & 3 recorders
12. Songs (4) from the British Isles, for chorus: England – Early one morning
13. Songs (4) from the British Isles, for chorus: Ireland – Lilliburlero
14. Songs (4) from the British Isles, for chorus: Scotland – Poortith Cauld
15. Songs (4) from the British Isles, for chorus: Wales – Gwenllian
16. Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis (Evening Canticles), for chorus & organ
17. Plebs angelica, motet for double chorus
18. The Weeping Babe, motet for soprano & chorus
19. Music, for unison chorus, strings & piano ad lib

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Disc: 2
01. A Child of Our Time, oratorio: Part 1. The world turns on its dark side
02. A Child of Our Time, oratorio: Part 1. Man has measured the heavens
03. A Child of Our Time, oratorio: Part 1. Is evil then good?
04. A Child of Our Time, oratorio: Part 1. Now in each nation – When shall the userer’s city cease
05. A Child of Our Time, oratorio: Part 1. I have no money for my bread
06. A Child of Our Time, oratorio: Part 1. How can I cherish my man in such days?
07. A Child of Our Time, oratorio: Part 1. Spiritual: Steals away
08. A Child of Our Time, oratorio: Part 2. A star rises in mid-winter
09. A Child of Our Time, oratorio: Part 2. And a time came
10. A Child of Our Time, oratorio: Part 2. Oh my son!
11. A Child of Our Time, oratorio: Part 2. Spiritual: Nobody knows the trouble I see
12. A Child of Our Time, oratorio: Part 2. The boy becomes desperate in his agony
13. A Child of Our Time, oratorio: Part 2. They took a terrible vengeance
14. A Child of Our Time, oratorio: Part 2. A Spiritual of Anger: Go down, Moses
15. A Child of Our Time, oratorio: Part 2. My dreams are all shattered
16. A Child of Our Time, oratorio: Part 2. What have I done to you, my son? …
17. A Child of Our Time, oratorio: Part 2. Spiritual: O, by and by
18. A Child of Our Time, oratorio: Part 3. The cold deepens
19. A Child of Our Time, oratorio: Part 3. The soul of a man
20. A Child of Our Time, oratorio: Part 3. The words of wisdom are these
21. A Child of Our Time, oratorio: Part 3. General Ensemble: I would know my shadow and my light
22. A Child of Our Time, oratorio: Part 3. Spiritual: Deep river
23. Negro Spirituals (5), for chorus (from ‘A Child of Our Time’): Steal away
24. Negro Spirituals (5), for chorus (from ‘A Child of Our Time’): Nobody knows the trouble I see, Lord
25. Negro Spirituals (5), for chorus (from ‘A Child of Our Time’): Go down, Moses
26. Negro Spirituals (5), for chorus (from ‘A Child of Our Time’): O, by and by
27. Negro Spirituals (5), for chorus (from ‘A Child of Our Time’): Deep river

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Disc: 3
01. Songs for Achilles, for tenor & guitar: In the tent
02. Songs for Achilles, for tenor & guitar: Across the plain
03. Songs for Achilles, for tenor & guitar: By the sea
04. Songs for Ariel, for voice & piano (or harpsichord): Come unto these yellow sands
05. Songs for Ariel, for voice & piano (or harpsichord): Full fathom five
06. Songs for Ariel, for voice & piano (or harpsichord): Where the bee sucks
07. Songs for Dov, for tenor & small orchestra: 1.
08. Songs for Dov, for tenor & small orchestra: 2.
09. Songs for Dov, for tenor & small orchestra: 3.
10. Byzantium, for soprano & orchestra: The unpurged images of day recede
11. Byzantium, for soprano & orchestra: Before me floats an image, man or shade
12. Byzantium, for soprano & orchestra: Miracle, bird or golden handiwork
13. Byzantium, for soprano & orchestra: At midnight on the Emperor’s pavement
14. Byzantium, for soprano & orchestra: Astraddle on the dolphin’s mire and blood

Disc: 4
01. The Knot Garden, opera in 3 acts: Act 1. Confrontation. So, if I dream
02. The Knot Garden, opera in 3 acts: Act 1. Confrontation. What is it you do to flora?
03. The Knot Garden, opera in 3 acts: Act 1. Confrontation. You can pick roses
04. The Knot Garden, opera in 3 acts: Act 1. Confrontation. If you think we’re waxworks, you ought to pay
05. The Knot Garden, opera in 3 acts: Act 1. Confrontation. Ca – ca – Caliban
06. The Knot Garden, opera in 3 acts: Act 1. Confrontation. O, you may stare in horror
07. The Knot Garden, opera in 3 acts: Act 1. Confrontation. Do, do not, do not torment me
08. The Knot Garden, opera in 3 acts: Act 2. Labyrinth. Fear! What do I fear?
09. The Knot Garden, opera in 3 acts: Act 2. Labyrinth. Flora: Flora, love; stop crying
10. The Knot Garden, opera in 3 acts: Act 2. Labyrinth. I was born in a big town
11. The Knot Garden, opera in 3 acts: Act 3. Charade. You must both hold with me
12. The Knot Garden, opera in 3 acts: Act 3. Charade. Ugh-ugh-ugh. – Whatever is that?
13. The Knot Garden, opera in 3 acts: Act 3. Charade. Two unruly spirits born!
14. The Knot Garden, opera in 3 acts: Act 3. Charade. Mel! O crude, o obscene
15. The Knot Garden, opera in 3 acts: Act 3. Charade. And what are you, Mangus?
16. The Knot Garden, opera in 3 acts: Act 3. Charade. I am no more afraid
17. The Knot Garden, opera in 3 acts: Act 3. Charade. Goodbye island: goodbye cave
18. The Knot Garden, opera in 3 acts: Act 3. Charade. Enough! Enough!

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