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Britten Conducts Britten: Operas 1; Albert Herring, Owen Wingrave, Billy Budd, and Peter Grimes

Britten Conducts Britten: Operas 1; Albert Herring, Owen Wingrave, Billy Budd, and Peter Grimes

Benjamin Britten Conductor

CDs: 8
Tracks: 145
Length: 9:02:19

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Decca Music Group Ltd.
Rel. 2 May 2004
Recorded 1958-1970

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Britten Conducts Britten: Operas 1; Albert Herring, Owen Wingrave, Billy Budd, and Peter Grimes

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CD 1 of 8
52:59
Anne Pashley Voice, Stephen Terry Voice, Sylvia Fisher Voice, Owen Brannigan Voice, Peter Pears Tenor, Johanna Peters Voice, Catherine Wilson Voice, Benjamin Britten Conductor, Sheila Amit Voice, Sheila Rex Voice, April Cantelo Voice, Edgar Evans Voice, English Chamber Orchestra Orchestra, John Noble Voice, Joseph Ward Voice
1 1.Sc.1: Flor-ence!... Tell the Midwife! 1:55
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2 2.Sc.1: Doctor Jessop's Midwife... Mustn't Touch Illegitimates 2:16
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3 3.Sc.1: I Hope We're Not Too Early, Florence? 2:30
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4 4.Sc.1: Stuffy! Tobacco Stink! 2:42
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5 5.Sc.1: Now Then! Notebook, Florence! 2:46
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6 6.Sc.1: The First Suggestion On My List is a Charming Local Girl 4:35
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7 7.Sc.1: Is This All You Can Bring? Each Single Name Reeking Impurities 2:58
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8 8.Sc.1: Beggin' Your Pardon 6:12
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9 9.Sc.1: Herring! Right! We'll Have Him! May King! 3:03
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10 10.Interlude 3:12
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11 11.Sc.2: Bounce Me High, Bounce Me Low, Bounce Me Up To Jericho! 2:30
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12 12.Sc.2: Shop! Hi! Albert! 2:16
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13 13.Sc.2: Tickling a Trout, Poaching a Hare, Fighting Wild Geese is Pretty Good Sport 3:01
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14 14.Sc.2: Meet Me at a Quarter Past Eight 3:03
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15 15.Sc.2: He's Much Too Busy Even to Listen Much Less to Care With Nancy There 3:35
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16 16.Sc.2: Good Morning, Young Man 1:34
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17 17.Sc.2: We Bring Great News to You 4:51
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54:57
Anne Pashley Voice, Stephen Terry Voice, Owen Brannigan Voice, Sylvia Fisher Voice, Catherine Wilson Voice, Johanna Peters Voice, Peter Pears Tenor, Benjamin Britten Conductor, Sheila Rex Voice, Sheila Amit Voice, April Cantelo Voice, Edgar Evans Voice, English Chamber Orchestra Orchestra, Joseph Ward Voice, John Noble Voice
18 1.Sc.1: Isn't He Here? 2:17
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19 2.Sc.1: For Three Precious Weeks We've Been Toiling, Scraping 3:32
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20 3.Sc.1: Quickly, Quickly, Come Along! 4:48
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21 4.Sc.1: Here They Are, Dears! 2:26
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22 5.Sc.1: My Flowers Are Few 2:35
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CD 2 of 8
1 6.Sc.1: I'm Full of Happiness to be Here in Your Midst on Such a Day as This 3:30
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2 7.Sc.1: As Representing the Local Council 1:47
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3 8.Sc.1: My Heart Leaps Up With Joy to See Virtue and Simplicity 1:58
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4 9.Sc.1: Er-humph! Er-humph! I'm No Great Shakes as a Speechifier 2:39
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5 10.Sc.1: Well Tried, Albert! 3:07
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6 11.Interlude 6:54
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7 12.Sc.2: Albert The Good! Long May He Reign 7:26
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8 13.Sc.2: You Oughtn't to Whistle! I Told You That, Sid! 4:00
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9 14.Sc.2: Heaven Helps those Who Help Themselves! 7:58
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29:25
Anne Pashley Voice, Stephen Terry Voice, Owen Brannigan Voice, Sylvia Fisher Voice, Johanna Peters Voice, Catherine Wilson Voice, Peter Pears Tenor, Benjamin Britten Conductor, Sheila Amit Voice, Sheila Rex Voice, April Cantelo Voice, Edgar Evans Voice, English Chamber Orchestra Orchestra, John Noble Voice, Joseph Ward Voice
10 1.Introduction 2:19
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11 2.Is She Asleep? 3:32
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12 3.I'm Hungry, I'm Tired, I'm Sick of The Sound of Albert! 1:19
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13 4.Give Me a Decent Murder With a Corpse! 1:09
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14 5.Have You Found Him? 4:42
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15 6.Fools! Fools! Blundering Fools! 2:21
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16 7.In the Midst of Life is Death 4:22
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17 8.Albert...! 0:40
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18 9.I'm Sorry About That 2:12
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19 10.I Can't Remember Everything 6:10
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20 11.Albert's Come Back to Stay 0:39
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CD 3 of 8
1:03:04
Benjamin Luxon Baritone, Nigel Douglas Voice, Heather Harper Voice, Sylvia Fisher Voice, Peter Pears Narrator, Benjamin Britten Conductor, Jennifer Vyvyan Voice, Dame Janet Baker Mezzo-Soprano, English Chamber Orchestra Orchestra, John Shirley-Quirk Voice, Wandsworth School Boys' Choir Chorus/Choir
1 1.Prelude 2:59
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2 2.You've Got Your Maps There? 12:36
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3 3.At Last it's Out 6:19
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4 4.Your Sherry, Mrs. Coyle 11:23
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5 5.Oh, How Unforeseen 10:24
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6 6.Sirrah! How Dare You! 4:02
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7 7.Coyle, I Wish I Had Not Come 7:00
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8 8.May God Bless the Queen, and this House 8:21
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CD 4 of 8
42:24
Benjamin Luxon Baritone, Nigel Douglas Voice, Heather Harper Voice, Sylvia Fisher Voice, Peter Pears Tenor, Benjamin Britten Conductor, Dame Janet Baker Mezzo-Soprano, Jennifer Vyvyan Voice, English Chamber Orchestra Orchestra, John Shirley-Quirk Voice, Wandsworth School Boys' Choir Chorus/Choir
1 1.Prologue: There was a Boy, a Wingrave Born; 2.They Called for Him to Toll the Bell 6:53
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2 3.I Envy You this Fine Old House 2:36
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3 4.Paramore Shall Welcome Woe! 7:03
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4 5.And With His Friend Young Lechmere Played 4:37
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5 6.Now You May Save Your Scornful Looks 5:37
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6 7.Ah, Owen, What Shall I Do? 7:40
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7 8.Is that You, Coyle? 2:58
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8 9.Ah, Owen, Owen, You've Gone! 5:00
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1:21:50
Peter Glossop Voice, Norman Lumsden Voice, Peter Pears Tenor, Owen Brannigan Voice, London Symphony Orchestra Orchestra, James Newby Voice, Nigel Rogers Voice, David Read Voice, Bryan Drake Voice, Geoffrey Coleby Voice, Benjamin Britten Conductor, Benjamin Luxon Baritone, John Shirley-Quirk Voice, Ambrosian Opera Chorus Chorus/Choir, Delme Bryn-Jones Voice, Russell Burgess Children's Choirmaster, Robert Tear Voice, Eric Garrett Voice, Henry Bush Voice, John McCarthy Chorus/Choir Director, Michael Langdon Voice
9 1.Prologue. I am an Old Man Who has Experienced Much 5:03
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10 2.Sc.1: Pull, My Bantams! Pull, My Sparrow-Legs! 6:59
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11 3.Sc.1: Guard Boat! Indomitable! 3:16
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12 4.Sc.1: First Man Forward! 2:24
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13 5.Sc.1: Your Name? Billy Budd, Sir 2:41
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14 6.Sc.1: Billy Budd, King of the Birds! 2:34
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CD 5 of 8
1 7.Sc.1: I Heard, Your Honour! 3:37
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2 8.Sc.1: Come Along, Kid! 3:37
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3 9.Sc.1: Christ! The Poor Chap, the Poor Little Runt! 1:25
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4 10.Sc.1: What's That? What's Those Whistles? 1:14
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5 11.Sc.1: Starry Vere, We Call Him, Starry Vere! 2:19
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6 12.Sc.2: Boy! Yes, Sir! 3:45
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7 13.Sc.2: Gentlemen, the King! 5:31
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8 14.Sc.2: Ay, at Spithead 1:05
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9 15.Sc.2: We are, Sir. Claggart is an Able One 6:51
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10 16.Sc.3: Blow Her Away, Blow Her to Hilo, Riley 2:38
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11 17.Sc.3: We're Off to Samoa 3:37
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12 18.Sc.3: Hi! You... a... a...! 2:58
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13 19.Sc.3: Ove'r the Water. Handsomely Done, My Lad 6:47
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14 20.Sc.3: Here, Lads! Here! Come Here! 4:42
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15 21.Sc.3: Billy! Hsst! Billy Budd! 4:04
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16 22.Sc.3: Dansker, Old Friend, Glad to See You! 4:43
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CD 6 of 8
1:15:40
Peter Glossop Voice, Norman Lumsden Voice, Peter Pears Tenor, Owen Brannigan Voice, London Symphony Orchestra Orchestra, James Newby Voice, Nigel Rogers Voice, David Read Voice, Bryan Drake Voice, Geoffrey Coleby Voice, Benjamin Britten Conductor, Benjamin Luxon Baritone, John Shirley-Quirk Voice, Ambrosian Opera Chorus Chorus/Choir, Delme Bryn-Jones Voice, Russell Burgess Children's Choirmaster, Robert Tear Voice, Eric Garrett Voice, Henry Bush Voice, John McCarthy Chorus/Choir Director, Michael Langdon Voice
1 1.Sc.1: I Don't Like the Look of the Mist 2:16
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2 2.Sc.1: With Great Regret I Must Disturb Your Honour 1:06
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3 3.Sc.1: Deck Ahoy! Enemy Sail on Starboard Bow! 3:23
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4 4.Sc.1: Who'll Volunteer to Board 'em in the Smoke? 7:46
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5 5.Sc.1: There You Are Again, Master-at-Arms 4:48
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6 6.Sc.1: O This Cursèd Mist! 4:14
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7 7.Sc.2: Claggart, John Claggart, Beware! 3:31
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8 8.Sc.2: Master-at-Arms and Foretopman, I Speak to You Both 3:22
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9 9.Sc.2: God O' Mercy! 2:12
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10 10.Sc.2: Gentlemen, William Budd Here has Killed the Master-at-Arms 1:33
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11 11.Sc.2: William Budd, You are Accused 5:32
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12 12.Sc.2: Poor Fellow, Who Could Save Him? 4:21
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13 13.Sc.2: I Accept Their Verdict 5:31
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14 14.Sc.3: Look! Through the Port Comes the Moon-Shine Astray!; 15.Sc.3: Here! Baby!; 16.Sc.3: And Farewell to Ye, Old Rights O Man! 5:35
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15 15.Sc.3: Here! Baby! 4:01
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16 16.Sc.3: And Farewell to Ye, Old Rights O Man! 4:34
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17 17.Interlude 3:06
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18 18.Sc.4: According to The Articles of War 1:50
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19 19.Sc.4: Down All Hands! And See That They Go! 2:21
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20 20.Epilogue. We Committed His Body to the Deep 4:38
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CD 7 of 8
1 1.Peter Grimes! 1:27
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2 2.You Sailed Your Boat 3:04
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3 3.Peter Grimes, I Here Advise You! 2:09
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4 4.The Truth...the Pity 1:54
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5 5.Interlude 1: On the Beach 2:57
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6 1.Oh, Hang at Open Doors 5:35
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7 2.Hi! Give us a Hand 3:18
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8 3.I Have to go From Pub to Pub 1:58
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9 4.Let Her Among You 3:08
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10 5.Look, the Storm Come! 2:41
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11 6.And Do You Prefer the Storm 4:56
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12 7.What Harbour Shelters Peace 1:11
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13 8.Interlude 2: The Storm 4:08
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14 9.Past Time to Close! 4:21
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15 10.We Live and Let Live 1:57
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16 11.Have You Heard? The Cliff is Down! 1:22
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17 12.Now the Great Bear and Pleiades 3:40
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18 13.Old Joe has Gone Fishing 2:28
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19 14.The Bridge is Down. We Half Swam Over 1:39
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20 1.Interlude 3: Sunday Morning by the Beach 2:24
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21 2.Glitter of Waves 5:40
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22 3.Let This be a Holiday 2:59
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23 4.This Unrelenting Work 4:40
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24 5.Fool to Let it Come to This! 2:18
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25 6.What is it? 1:02
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26 7.People!...No! I Will Speak! 2:13
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CD 8 of 8
1 8.We Planned that Their Lives 2:27
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2 9.Swallow! Shall We Go 0:43
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3 10.Now is Gossip Put on Trial 2:12
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4 11.From the Gutter 4:34
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5 12.Interlude 4: Passacaglia 5:27
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6 13.Go There! Here's Your Sea Boots! 7:18
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7 14.Now!...Now! 2:09
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8 15.Peter Grimes! Nobody Here? 3:07
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9 1.Interlude 5: Evening 4:19
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10 2.Assign Your Prettiness to Me 2:36
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11 3.Pah! 2:48
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12 4.Come Along, Doctor! 3:18
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13 5.Embroidery in Childhood ('The Embroidery Aria') 5:09
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14 6.Mr.Swallow! 1:59
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15 7.Who Holds Himself Apart 3:45
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16 8.Interlude 6: Fog 2:36
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17 9.Grimes! Grimes! 4:55
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18 10.Peter, We've Come to Take You Home 2:29
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19 11.To Those Who Pass The Borough 5:00
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