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Harry Somers: The Fool; The Death Of Enkidu

Somers / Hummel / Graham / Edwards / Relyea
Release Date: 02/23/2010 
Label:  Centrediscs   Catalog #: 14209   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Harry Somers
Performer:  Lawrence CherneyMax ChristieJamie ParkerSandra Graham,   ... 
Conductor:  David CurrieLeslie Dala
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 27 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1. The Fool (Le Fou), opera in 1 act by Harry Somers
Performer:  Lawrence Cherney (Oboe), Max Christie (Clarinet), Jamie Parker (Piano),
Sandra Graham (), Ed Tait (), Nadina Mackie Jackson (Bassoon),
Doug Perry (Viola), Darryl [Tenor Vocal] Edwards (), Annalee Patipatanakoon (Violin),
Carol Fujino (Violin), Roman Borys (Cello), Tamara Hummel (),
Gary Relyea (Bass Baritone), Robert Cram (Flute)
Conductor:  David Currie
Written: 1953 
Venue:  Glenn Gould Studio, Toronto 
Length: 2 Minutes 16 Secs. 
2. The Death of Enkidu, opera in 1 act by Harry Somers
Performer:  Gregory Dahl (), Doug [Baritone Vocal] Macnaughton (), Robin Engleman (Percussion),
Julie Nesrallah (Voice), Robert Cram (Flute), Beverly Johnson (Percussion),
Max Christie (Clarinet), Dan Gress (French Horn), Bardyhl Gievori (French Horn),
Alain [Bass Vocal] Coulombe (), David [Tenor Vocal] Pomeroy (), Erica Goodman (Harp),
Russ Hartenberger (Percussion), Andrea Grant (Piano)
Conductor:  Leslie Dala
Written: 1977 
Venue:  Glenn Gould Studio, Toronto 
Length: 20 Minutes 22 Secs. 

Sound Samples

The Fool: Scene 1: Beginning
The Fool: Scene 1: Queen's Entrance: His Majesty's most gracious Fool (Lady, Queen)
The Fool: Scene 1: Fool's entrance: Do you recall what he said of the Bishop? (Queen, Lady, Fool)
The Fool: Scene 1: Soliloquy: Wait! Not impossible! (Fool)
The Fool: Scene 1: Interlude - Scene 2: With his gigantic wings (Lady, Queen)
The Fool: Scene 2: King's entrance: If that were all, if that were all (King, Queen, Lady)
The Fool: Scene 2: King's aria: He has been much to me (King, Lady, Queen)
The Fool: Scene 2: Motet: Where is my judgement and my strength? (Lady, Queen, King)
The Fool: Scene 2: Fool and King: A royal audience for me? (Fool, King)
The Fool: Scene 2: Ending: Madness had rotted his dear heart (Lady, Queen)
The Death of Enkidu: Scene 1
The Death of Enkidu: Scene 2

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