Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 The Knot Garden: Act I (Confrontation). "So, if I dream"
Sir Michael Tippett 4:33
2 The Knot Garden: Act I (Confrontation). "What is it you do to Flora?"
Sir Michael Tippett 4:24
3 The Knot Garden: Act I (Confrontation). "You can pick roses"
Sir Michael Tippett 2:29
4 The Knot Garden: Act I (Confrontation). "If you think we're waxworks, you ought to pay"
Sir Michael Tippett 3:33
5 The Knot Garden: Act I (Confrontation). "Ca - ca- Caliban"
Sir Michael Tippett 2:26
6 The Knot Garden: Act I (Confrontation). "O, you may stare in horror"
Sir Michael Tippett 7:42
7 The Knot Garden: Act I (Confrontation). "Do, do not, do not torment me"
Sir Michael Tippett 4:12
8 The Knot Garden: Act II (Labyrinth). "Fear! What do I fear?"
Sir Michael Tippett 11:47
9 The Knot Garden: Act II (Labyrinth). "Flora: Flora, love; stop crying"
Sir Michael Tippett 3:52
10 The Knot Garden: Act II (Labyrinth). "I was born in a big town"
Sir Michael Tippett 5:02
11 The Knot Garden: Act III (Charade). "You must both hold with me"
Sir Michael Tippett 2:26
12 The Knot Garden: Act III (Charade). "Ugh-ugh-ugh. - Whatever is that?"
Sir Michael Tippett 3:21
13 The Knot Garden: Act III (Charade). "Two unruly spirits born!"
Sir Michael Tippett 2:35
14 The Knot Garden: Act III (Charade). "Mel! O crude, o obscene"
Sir Michael Tippett 3:03
15 The Knot Garden: Act III (Charade). "And what are you, Mangus?"
Sir Michael Tippett 2:56
16 The Knot Garden: Act III (Charade). "I am no more afraid"
Sir Michael Tippett 4:03
CD 2
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 The Knot Garden: Act III (Charade). "Goodbye Island: "goodbye cave"
Sir Michael Tippett 3:48
2 The Knot Garden: Act III (Charade). "Enough! Enough!"
Sir Michael Tippett 8:33
3 A Child of Our Time: Part I. "The world turns on its dark side"
Sir Michael Tippett 4:58
4 A Child of Our Time: Part I. "Man has measured the heavens"
Sir Michael Tippett 1:53
5 A Child of Our Time: Part I. "Is evil then good?"
Sir Michael Tippett 3:59
6 A Child of Our Time: Part I. "Now in each nation - When shall the userer's city cease"
Sir Michael Tippett 3:13
7 A Child of Our Time: Part I. "I have no money for my bread"
Sir Michael Tippett 3:11
8 A Child of Our Time: Part I. "How can I cherish my man in such days?"
Sir Michael Tippett 2:56
9 A Child of Our Time: Part I. Spiritual: Steal Away
Sir Michael Tippett 2:11
10 A Child of Our Time: Part II. "A star rises in mid-winter"
Sir Michael Tippett 3:23
11 A Child of Our Time: Part II. "And a time came"
Sir Michael Tippett 2:23
12 A Child of Our Time: Part II. "O my son!"
Sir Michael Tippett 1:13
13 A Child of Our Time: Part II. Spiritual: Nobody Knows the Trouble I See
Sir Michael Tippett 1:13
14 A Child of Our Time: Part II. "The boy becomes desperate in his agony"
Sir Michael Tippett 1:22
15 A Child of Our Time: Part II. "They took a terrible vengeance"
Sir Michael Tippett 2:02
16 A Child of Our Time: Part II. A Spiritual of Anger: Go Down, Moses
Sir Michael Tippett 2:57
17 A Child of Our Time: Part II. "My dreams are all shattered"
Sir Michael Tippett 3:08
18 A Child of Our Time: Part II. "What have I done to you, my son? - The dark forces rise like a flood"
Sir Michael Tippett 2:20
19 A Child of Our Time: Part II. Spiritual: O, by and by
Sir Michael Tippett 1:16
20 A Child of Our Time: Part III. "The cold deepens"
Sir Michael Tippett 4:48
21 A Child of Our Time: Part III. "The soul of man"
Sir Michael Tippett 2:12
22 A Child of Our Time: Part III. "The words of wisdom are these"
Sir Michael Tippett 4:20
23 A Child of Our Time: Part III. General Ensemble: I Would Know My Shadow and My Light
Sir Michael Tippett 5:50
24 A Child of Our Time: Part III. Spiritual: Deep River
Sir Michael Tippett 3:31

Credits

CD 1

baritone vocals:
Thomas Hemsley (baritone) (1973-07-23 – 1973-07-29) (tracks 1–2, 5, 11–12, 15)
Raimund Herincx (1973-07-23 – 1973-07-29) (tracks 2, 5, 7–8, 15)
bass-baritone vocals:
Thomas Carey (1973-07-23 – 1973-07-29) (tracks 4–5, 7–8, 10, 12, 14)
composer:
Sir Michael Tippett (tracks 1–16)
conductor:
Sir Colin Davis (1973-07-23 – 1973-07-29) (tracks 1–16)
librettist:
Sir Michael Tippett (tracks 1–16)
mezzo-soprano vocals:
Yvonne Minton (1973-07-23 – 1973-07-29) (tracks 1–3, 5, 7–8, 11, 13, 15–16)
orchestra:
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden (1973-07-23 – 1973-07-29) (tracks 1–16)
producer:
Erik Smith (British producer, pianist and harpsichordist) (tracks 1–16)
soprano vocals:
Josephine Barstow (1973-07-23 – 1973-07-29) (tracks 6–8, 11, 13–14)
Jill Gomez (1973-07-23 – 1973-07-29) (tracks 1, 3–5, 7–9, 12, 15)
tenor vocals:
Robert Tear (1973-07-23 – 1973-07-29) (tracks 4–5, 7–10, 12, 14)
recorded at:
Brent Town Hall (Wembley Town Hall) in Brent, London, England, United Kingdom (1973-07-23 – 1973-07-29) (tracks 1–16)
part of:
The Knot Garden (tracks 1–16)
recording of:
The Knot Garden: Act I (Confrontation). "Ca - ca- Caliban" (1973-07-23 – 1973-07-29) (track 5)
The Knot Garden: Act I (Confrontation). "So, if I dream" (1973-07-23 – 1973-07-29) (track 1)
The Knot Garden: Act I (Confrontation). "You can pick roses" (1973-07-23 – 1973-07-29) (track 3)
The Knot Garden: Act II (Labyrinth). "Fear! What do I fear?" (1973-07-23 – 1973-07-29) (track 8)
The Knot Garden: Act III (Charade). "I am no more afraid" (1973-07-23 – 1973-07-29) (track 16)
The Knot Garden: Act III (Charade). "Mel! O crude, o obscene" (1973-07-23 – 1973-07-29) (track 14)

CD 2

baritone vocals:
Thomas Hemsley (baritone) (1973-07-23 – 1973-07-29) (track 2)
Raimund Herincx (1973-07-23 – 1973-07-29) (tracks 1–2)
bass-baritone vocals:
Thomas Carey (1973-07-23 – 1973-07-29) (tracks 1–2)
choir vocals:
BBC Singers (professional chamber choir of the BBC) (tracks 3, 5–6, 9–11, 13, 15–16, 19–20, 22–24)
BBC Choral Society (amateur chorus associated with the BBC Symphony Orchestra) (tracks 3, 5–6, 9–11, 13, 15–16, 19–20, 22–24)
composer:
Sir Michael Tippett (tracks 1–2)
Sir Michael Tippett (1939 – 1941) (tracks 3–6, 6–11, 11, 11, 11, 11–15, 15, 15–18, 18–24)
conductor:
Sir Colin Davis (1973-07-23 – 1973-07-29) (tracks 1–2)
Sir Colin Davis (1975-03) (tracks 3–24)
librettist:
Sir Michael Tippett (tracks 1–2)
lyricist:
Sir Michael Tippett (1939 – 1941) (tracks 3–6, 6–11, 11, 11, 11, 11–15, 15, 15–18, 18–24)
mezzo-soprano vocals:
Yvonne Minton (1973-07-23 – 1973-07-29) (track 2)
orchestra:
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden (1973-07-23 – 1973-07-29) (tracks 1–2)
BBC Symphony Orchestra (1975-03) (tracks 3–24)
producer:
Erik Smith (British producer, pianist and harpsichordist) (tracks 1–2)
solo bass vocals:
John Shirley‐Quirk (bass-baritone) (tracks 6, 9, 11–16, 22–24)
solo contralto vocals:
Janet Baker (tracks 4–5, 9, 12–14, 18–19, 21, 23–24)
solo soprano vocals:
Jessye Norman (tracks 8–9, 12–13, 18–19, 23–24)
solo tenor vocals:
Richard Cassilly (tracks 7, 9, 12–13, 17, 23–24)
soprano vocals:
Josephine Barstow (1973-07-23 – 1973-07-29) (track 2)
Jill Gomez (1973-07-23 – 1973-07-29) (tracks 1–2)
tenor vocals:
Robert Tear (1973-07-23 – 1973-07-29) (tracks 1–2)
recorded at:
Brent Town Hall (Wembley Town Hall) in Brent, London, England, United Kingdom (1973-07-23 – 1973-07-29) (tracks 1–2)
is based on:
Deep River (track 24)
Go Down Moses (Spiritual) (track 16)
is the basis for:
part of:
The Knot Garden (tracks 1–2)
A Child of Our Time: Part I. (tracks 3–6, 6–9)
A Child of Our Time: Part II. (tracks 10–11, 11, 11, 11, 11–15, 15, 15–18, 18–19)
recording of:
The Knot Garden: Act III (Charade). "Enough! Enough!" (1973-07-23 – 1973-07-29) (track 2)

Release

ASIN: US: B000M7RKUO [info]