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Britten: A Midsummer Night's Dream / Hickox, Bowman, Gomez


Release Date: 06/19/2007 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 81832   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Benjamin Britten
Performer:  John Graham-HallHenry HerfordRobert HornRichard Suart,   ... 
Conductor:  Richard Hickox
Orchestra/Ensemble:  City of London SinfoniaTrinity Boys Choir
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 34 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1.
A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op. 64 by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  John Graham-Hall (Tenor), Henry Herford (Baritone), Robert Horn (Tenor),
Richard Suart (Bass), Simon Hart (Treble), Dexter Fletscher (Spoken Vocals),
Lillian Watson (Soprano), James Bowman (Countertenor), Nicholas Watson (Treble),
Andrew Gallacher (Bass), Adrian Thompson (Tenor), Roger Bryson (Baritone),
Donald Maxwell (Baritone), Penelope Walker (Mezzo Soprano), Norman Bailey (Baritone),
Jill Gomez (Soprano), Della Jones (Mezzo Soprano), Andrew Mead (Treble),
Gregory Pierre (Treble)
Conductor:  Richard Hickox
Orchestra/Ensemble:  City of London Sinfonia,  Trinity Boys Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1960; England 
Date of Recording: 11/1990 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio no 1, London, Engl 
Length: 154 Minutes 26 Secs. 
Language: English 

Sound Samples

A Midsummer Night's Dream Op. 64, ACT ONE: Introduction
A Midsummer Night's Dream Op. 64, ACT ONE: Oberon is passing fell and wrath (Fairies/Oberon/Tytania)
A Midsummer Night's Dream Op. 64, ACT ONE: Well, go thy way (Oberon/Puck)
A Midsummer Night's Dream Op. 64, ACT ONE: How now my love? (Lysander/Hermia)
A Midsummer Night's Dream Op. 64, ACT ONE: Be it on lion, bear, or wolf, or bull (Oberon/Demetrius/Helena)
A Midsummer Night's Dream Op. 64, ACT ONE: Welcome wanderer! ... I know a bank (Oberon)
A Midsummer Night's Dream Op. 64, ACT ONE: Is all our company here? (Quince/Bottom/Flute/Snout/Starveling/Snug)
A Midsummer Night's Dream Op. 64, ACT ONE: Fair love, you faint with wand'ring in the wood (Lysander/Hermia)
A Midsummer Night's Dream Op. 64, ACT ONE: Through the frost have I gone (Puck/Hermia)
A Midsummer Night's Dream Op. 64, ACT ONE: Stay, thou thou kill me, sweet Demetrius (Helene/Demetrius/Lysander/Hermia)
A Midsummer Night's Dream Op. 64, ACT ONE: Come, now a roundel and a fairy song (Tytania)
A Midsummer Night's Dream Op. 64, ACT ONE: You spotted snakes with double tongues (Fairies)
A Midsummer Night's Dream Op. 64, ACT ONE: What thou seest when thou dost wake (Oberon)
A Midsummer Night's Dream Op. 64, ACT TWO: Introduction
A Midsummer Night's Dream Op. 64, ACT TWO: Are we all met? (Bottom/Flute/Snout/Starveling/Snug/Quince/Puck)
A Midsummer Night's Dream Op. 64, ACT TWO: I see their knavery (Bottom/Tytania/Solo fairies)
A Midsummer Night's Dream Op. 64, ACT TWO: Be kind and courteous to this gentleman (Tytania)
A Midsummer Night's Dream Op. 64, ACT TWO: Hail! mortal, hail! (Solo fairies/Bottom/Tytania)
A Midsummer Night's Dream Op. 64, ACT TWO: I have reas'nable good ear in music (Bottom/Tytania)
A Midsummer Night's Dream Op. 64, ACT TWO: How now, mad spirit? (Oberon/Puck/Demetrius/Hermia)
A Midsummer Night's Dream Op. 64, ACT TWO: Flower of this purple dye (Oberon/Puck/Lysander/Helena/Demetrius/Hermia)
A Midsummer Night's Dream Op. 64, ACT TWO: Puppet? Why, so? Ay, that way goes the game (Hermia/Helena/Lysander/Demetrius)
A Midsummer Night's Dream Op. 64, ACT TWO: This is thy negligence (Oberon/Puck)
A Midsummer Night's Dream Op. 64, ACT TWO: Up and down, up and down (Puck/Lysander/Demetrius/Helena/Hermia)
A Midsummer Night's Dream Op. 64, ACT TWO: On the ground, sleep sound (Fairies)
A Midsummer Night's Dream Op. 64, ACT THREE, Introduction: My gentle Robin, see'st thou this sweet sight? (Oberon/Tytania/Puck)
A Midsummer Night's Dream Op. 64, ACT THREE: Helena! Hermia! Demetrius! Lysander! (Demetrius/Lysander/Helena/Hermia)
A Midsummer Night's Dream Op. 64, ACT THREE: When my cue comes, call me (Bottom)
A Midsummer Night's Dream Op. 64, ACT THREE: Have you sent to Bottom's house? (Quince/Starveling/Flute/Snout/Snug/Bottom)
A Midsummer Night's Dream Op. 64, ACT THREE: Now, fair Hippolyta (Theseus/Hippolyta/Hermia/Lysander/Demetrius)
A Midsummer Night's Dream Op. 64, ACT THREE: If we offend, it is with our good will (Rustics)
A Midsummer Night's Dream Op. 64, ACT THREE: Gentles, perchance you wonder at this show (Prologue: Quince)
A Midsummer Night's Dream Op. 64, ACT THREE: In this same interlude it doth befall (Wall: Snout)
A Midsummer Night's Dream Op. 64, ACT THREE: O grim-look'd night, O night with hue so black (Pyramus: Bottom)
A Midsummer Night's Dream Op. 64, ACT THREE: O wall, full often has thou heard my moans (Thisby: Flute/Pyramus/Wall)
A Midsummer Night's Dream Op. 64, ACT THREE: You ladies, you whose gemtle hearts do fear (Lion: Snug)
A Midsummer Night's Dream Op. 64, ACT THREE: This lanthorn doth the horned moon present (Moonshine: Starveling/Thisby/Lion)
A Midsummer Night's Dream Op. 64, ACT THREE: Sweet moon, I thank thee for thy sunny beams (Pyramus)
A Midsummer Night's Dream Op. 64, ACT THREE: Asleep, my love? (Thisby/Bottom)
A Midsummer Night's Dream Op. 64, ACT THREE: Come, your Bergomask (Theseus)
A Midsummer Night's Dream Op. 64, ACT THREE: Now the hungry lions roars (Solo fairies/Puck/Oberon/Tytania/Fairies)

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