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GORDON, R.I.: Rappahannock County [Opera] (Walters, Sherman, Tuell, Moreno, Moore, Virginia Arts Festival Orchestra, Fisher)

    
      

 

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GORDON, R.I.: Rappahannock County [Opera] (Walters, Sherman, Tuell, Moreno, Moore, Virginia Arts Festival Orchestra, Fisher)

Inspired by diaries, letters, and personal accounts from the 1860s, Rappahannock County is a music-theatre work which movingly and dramatically commemorates the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War. The location of the Rappahannock River as a border between north and south is a metaphor for the region’s many conflicts. Performed by a cast of five singers who play over 30 rôles, the piece brings this dramatic historical period to life in songs which express the devastating impact of the Civil War on all of the people who endured it. Ricky Ian Gordon’s music has been described as ‘caviar for a world gorging on pizza’ (The New York Times), and Rappahannock County has been commended for its ‘effusiveness and accessibility’ by The Washington Post.



Disc 1

Gordon, Ricky Ian
Campbell, Mark, lyricist(s)

  Rappahannock County
1.   Play with flash player Part I: Trio: Sanctified by God (Rev. Zachariah Springer) - A Noble Institution (Mrs. Laticia Saunders) - States' Rights (Jefferson Adams) 00:08:32
2.   Play with flash player Part I: Recitative: Farewell, Old Dominion (Clement Davis) 00:00:40
3.   Play with flash player Part I: Mine (Two Nameless Slaves) 00:02:10
4.   Play with flash player Part I: Farewell, Old Dominion (Clement Davis) 00:04:55
5.   Play with flash player Part I: Victory at Manassas (Telegraph Operator, Newspaper Editor, Young Wife) 00:03:36
6.   Play with flash player Interlude No. 1 00:00:29
7.   Play with flash player Part II: Being Small (Reuben Lark) 00:03:03
8.   Play with flash player Part II: Making Maps (Jed Hotchkiss) 00:04:18
9.   Play with flash player Part II: I Seen Snow (Travis Bledsoe) 00:06:23
10.   Play with flash player Part II: Rappahannock (Two Newly Freed Slaves) 00:03:08
11.   Play with flash player Part III: I Listen (Violet Fitzsimmons) 00:05:10
12.   Play with flash player Part III: Bound to Be (Joe Harris) 00:04:02
13.   Play with flash player Part III: All I Ever Known (Lily Quinn) 00:03:31
14.   Play with flash player Part III: The Good Death (John Smith) 00:04:13
15.   Play with flash player Interlude No. 2 00:00:32
16.   Play with flash player Part IV: In Their Eyes (Cornelia MacDonald) 00:05:07
17.   Play with flash player Part IV: A Fine Solution (Silas MacDuffie) 00:04:03
18.   Play with flash player Part IV: Hallie - Ann (Grace Beaufort) 00:04:48
19.   Play with flash player Part IV: For Love of Country (Elias Leggett) 00:05:10
20.   Play with flash player Part IV: I Walk Away (Joshua Barnes) 00:02:46


Disc 2

Gordon, Ricky Ian
Campbell, Mark, lyricist(s)

  Rappahannock County
1.   Play with flash player Interlude No. 3 00:00:36
2.   Play with flash player Part V: This Was Our House (Susan Johnson and Family) 00:03:00
3.   Play with flash player Part V: Jumping the Broom (Dorothea Henry, Jones Henry) 00:03:30
4.   Play with flash player Part V: Finale: April Will Return Again/Rappahannock (All) 00:05:02

Gordon, Ricky Ian
Kenyon, Jane / Valentine, Jean / Howe, Marie, lyricist(s)

  Late Afternoon
5.   Play with flash player I. Otherwise 00:02:52
6.   Play with flash player II. Willi, Home 00:02:45
7.   Play with flash player III. "X" 00:04:23
8.   Play with flash player IV. Just Now 00:03:13
9.   Play with flash player V. What the Living Do 00:06:03
10.   Play with flash player VI. Let Evening Come 00:05:06

Total Playing Time: 01:53:06






Composer(s):
Gordon, Ricky Ian

Lyricist(s):
Campbell, Mark; Howe, Marie; Kenyon, Jane; Valentine, Jean

Conductor(s):
Fisher, Rob

Orchestra(s):
Virginia Arts Festival Orchestra

Artist(s):
Gordon, Ricky Ian; Lattimore, Margaret; Moore, Aundi Marie; Moreno, Kevin; Sherman, Faith; Tuell, Matthew; Walters, Mark

Label: Naxos

Series: Opera Classics

Genre: Opera; Vocal

Period: Contemporary

Catalogue No: 8.669028-29

Barcode: 730099902878

Release Date: 04/2013

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