Sir Michael Tippett (1905-1998)
A Child of Our Time (un enfant de notre temps)
Oratorio pour solistes, choeur & orchestre sur un texte du compositeur (1939/41)
Naxos 8.557570
Faye Robinson, soprano
Sarah Walker, mezzo-soprano
Jon Garrison, tÚnor
John Cheek, basse
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra & Choeur
Sir Michael Tippett

 

Part 1

  1. The world turns on its dark side (Chorus) 04:02
  2. The Argument - Man has measured the heavens with a telescope (Alto) 02:14
  3. Interludium - Scena - Is evil then good? (Chorus and Alto) 04:12
  4. The Narrator - Now in each nation there were some cast out (Bass) 01:18
  5. Chorus of the Oppressed - When shall the usurers city cease 02:21
  6. I have no money for my bread (Tenor) 03:25
  7. How can I cherish my man in such days (Soprano) 03:33
  8. A Spiritual - Steal away (Chorus and Soli) 02:47

Part 2

  1. A star rises in mid-winter (Chorus) 03:11
  2. The Narrator - And a time came (Bass) 00:18
  3. Chorus of Persecutors and Persecuted - Away with them! (Double Chorus) 00:59
  4. The Narrator - Where they could, they fled from the terror (Bass) 00:28
  5. Chorus of the Self-righteous - We cannot have them in our Empire 00:48
  6. The Narrator - And the boy s mother wrote a letter (Bass) 00:16
  7. Scena - O my son! (Soloists) 01:23
  8. A Spiritual - Nobody knows the trouble I see, Lord (Chorus and Soli) 01:37
  9. Scena - The boy becomes desperate in his agony (Bass, Alto) 01:28
  10. The Narrator - They took a terrible vengeance (Bass) 00:28
  11. The Terror - Burn down their houses! (Chorus) 01:06
  12. The Narrator - Men were ashamed of what was done (Bass) 00:39
  13. A Spiritual of Anger - Go down, Moses (Chorus and Bass) 03:11
  14. The boy sings in his prison - My dreams are all shattered in a ghastly reality (Tenor) 03:41
  15. The Mother - What have I done to you, my son? (Soprano) 01:35
  16. The dark forces rise like a flood (Alto) 00:51
  17. A Spiritual - O, by and by (Chorus and Soprano) 01:38

Part 3

  1. The cold deepens (Chorus) 04:08
  2. The soul of man is impassioned like a woman (Alto) 02:27
  3. Scena - The words of wisdom are these (Bass, Chorus) 04:54
  4. Preludium - I would know my shadow and my light (Chorus and Soli) 06:32
  5. A Spiritual - Deep river, my home is over Jordan (Chorus and Soli) 03:31