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Benjamin Britten - Peter Glossop, Peter Pears, Michael Langdon, John Shirley-Quirk, The London Symphony Orchestra
Billy Budd

Album UK 1968 on Decca label
Classical (Opera, Modern)

1961 Revised Version of Opera Recorded: Kingsway Hall, London; December 1967 Includes 32 page insert with notes and full libretto in English only

        
Musicians
PortraitBenjamin Britten p, 1913-1976 GB
composed by, conductor, album by
PortraitPeter Glossop 1928-2008 GB
baritone vocals, billy budd, album by
PortraitPeter Pears voc, 1910-1986 GB
tenor vocals, captain vere, album by
PortraitMichael Langdon voc, 1920-1992 GB
bass vocals, claggart, album by
PortraitJohn Shirley-Quirk voc, 1931-2014 GB
baritone vocals, mr redburn, album by
PortraitThe London Symphony Orchestra
orchestra, album by
PortraitDelme Bryn-Jones *1934
baritone vocals, bosun
David Bowman
baritone vocals, donald
PortraitBenjamin Luxon voc, *1937 GB
baritone vocals, novice's friend
PortraitOwen Brannigan voc, 1908-1973 GB
bass vocals, dansker
Bryan Drake 1925-2002 GB
bass vocals, mr flint
PortraitDavid Kelly b, 1923-1996 GB
bass vocals, mr ratcliffe
Wandsworth School Boys' Choir
choir
The Ambrosian Opera Chorus *1951
chorus
PortraitEdward Morgan Forster org, 1879-1970 GB
libretto by
Eric Crozier 1914-1994 GB
libretto by
PortraitRobert Tear voc, 1939-2011 GB
tenor vocals, a novice
Gregory Dempsey
tenor vocals, red whiskers
Robert Bowman voc,
tenor vocals, squeak
Producers
John McCarthy chorus master
Gordon Parry engineer
Kenneth Wilkinson engineer
John Warrack liner notes
David Harvey producer, assistant
John Culshaw producer, liner notes
Album Tracks   
No Title Artist Composer Duration
1Billy Budd, Op.50Benjamin Britten - Peter Glossop, Peter Pears, Michael Langdon, John Shirley-Quirk, The London Symphony Orchestra
2PrologueBenjamin Britten - Peter Glossop, Peter Pears, Michael Langdon, John Shirley-Quirk, The London Symphony Orchestra
3I am an old manBenjamin Britten - Peter Glossop, Peter Pears, Michael Langdon, John Shirley-Quirk, The London Symphony Orchestra
4ACT I Scene 1Benjamin Britten - Peter Glossop, Peter Pears, Michael Langdon, John Shirley-Quirk, The London Symphony Orchestra
5Pull, me bantamsBenjamin Britten - Peter Glossop, Peter Pears, Michael Langdon, John Shirley-Quirk, The London Symphony Orchestra
6Boat Ahoy!Benjamin Britten - Peter Glossop, Peter Pears, Michael Langdon, John Shirley-Quirk, The London Symphony Orchestra
7Your name?Benjamin Britten - Peter Glossop, Peter Pears, Michael Langdon, John Shirley-Quirk, The London Symphony Orchestra
8Billy Budd, King of the birds!Benjamin Britten - Peter Glossop, Peter Pears, Michael Langdon, John Shirley-Quirk, The London Symphony Orchestra
9I heard, your honourBenjamin Britten - Peter Glossop, Peter Pears, Michael Langdon, John Shirley-Quirk, The London Symphony Orchestra
10Come along, kidBenjamin Britten - Peter Glossop, Peter Pears, Michael Langdon, John Shirley-Quirk, The London Symphony Orchestra
11Christ! The poor chap..Benjamin Britten - Peter Glossop, Peter Pears, Michael Langdon, John Shirley-Quirk, The London Symphony Orchestra
12What's that? What's those whistles?Benjamin Britten - Peter Glossop, Peter Pears, Michael Langdon, John Shirley-Quirk, The London Symphony Orchestra
13What's the rest likeBenjamin Britten - Peter Glossop, Peter Pears, Michael Langdon, John Shirley-Quirk, The London Symphony Orchestra
14Starry, Starry VereBenjamin Britten - Peter Glossop, Peter Pears, Michael Langdon, John Shirley-Quirk, The London Symphony Orchestra
15Orchestral InterludeBenjamin Britten - Peter Glossop, Peter Pears, Michael Langdon, John Shirley-Quirk, The London Symphony Orchestra
16ACT I Scene 2Benjamin Britten - Peter Glossop, Peter Pears, Michael Langdon, John Shirley-Quirk, The London Symphony Orchestra
17Boy!Benjamin Britten - Peter Glossop, Peter Pears, Michael Langdon, John Shirley-Quirk, The London Symphony Orchestra
18Don't like the FrenchBenjamin Britten - Peter Glossop, Peter Pears, Michael Langdon, John Shirley-Quirk, The London Symphony Orchestra
19Oh, the Nore!Benjamin Britten - Peter Glossop, Peter Pears, Michael Langdon, John Shirley-Quirk, The London Symphony Orchestra
20Ay, at SpitheadBenjamin Britten - Peter Glossop, Peter Pears, Michael Langdon, John Shirley-Quirk, The London Symphony Orchestra
21We must be on our guard...Benjamin Britten - Peter Glossop, Peter Pears, Michael Langdon, John Shirley-Quirk, The London Symphony Orchestra
22Blow her away (shanty)Benjamin Britten - Peter Glossop, Peter Pears, Michael Langdon, John Shirley-Quirk, The London Symphony Orchestra
23Land on the port bowBenjamin Britten - Peter Glossop, Peter Pears, Michael Langdon, John Shirley-Quirk, The London Symphony Orchestra
24Orchestral InterludeBenjamin Britten - Peter Glossop, Peter Pears, Michael Langdon, John Shirley-Quirk, The London Symphony Orchestra
25ACT I Scene 3Benjamin Britten - Peter Glossop, Peter Pears, Michael Langdon, John Shirley-Quirk, The London Symphony Orchestra
26Blow her away (shanty)Benjamin Britten - Peter Glossop, Peter Pears, Michael Langdon, John Shirley-Quirk, The London Symphony Orchestra
27We're off to SamoaBenjamin Britten - Peter Glossop, Peter Pears, Michael Langdon, John Shirley-Quirk, The London Symphony Orchestra
28 Hi! You..... a..... aaa!Benjamin Britten - Peter Glossop, Peter Pears, Michael Langdon, John Shirley-Quirk, The London Symphony Orchestra
29 Get back there...Benjamin Britten - Peter Glossop, Peter Pears, Michael Langdon, John Shirley-Quirk, The London Symphony Orchestra
30 Over the waterBenjamin Britten - Peter Glossop, Peter Pears, Michael Langdon, John Shirley-Quirk, The London Symphony Orchestra
31 O beauty, o handsomeness...Benjamin Britten - Peter Glossop, Peter Pears, Michael Langdon, John Shirley-Quirk, The London Symphony Orchestra
32 Come hereBenjamin Britten - Peter Glossop, Peter Pears, Michael Langdon, John Shirley-Quirk, The London Symphony Orchestra
33 Billy!....Hist! Billy Budd!Benjamin Britten - Peter Glossop, Peter Pears, Michael Langdon, John Shirley-Quirk, The London Symphony Orchestra
34 Dansker, old friend...Benjamin Britten - Peter Glossop, Peter Pears, Michael Langdon, John Shirley-Quirk, The London Symphony Orchestra
35 ACT II Scene 1Benjamin Britten - Peter Glossop, Peter Pears, Michael Langdon, John Shirley-Quirk, The London Symphony Orchestra
36 I don't like the look of the mistBenjamin Britten - Peter Glossop, Peter Pears, Michael Langdon, John Shirley-Quirk, The London Symphony Orchestra
37 With great regretBenjamin Britten - Peter Glossop, Peter Pears, Michael Langdon, John Shirley-Quirk, The London Symphony Orchestra
38 Deck Ahoy!Benjamin Britten - Peter Glossop, Peter Pears, Michael Langdon, John Shirley-Quirk, The London Symphony Orchestra
39 Man the bracesBenjamin Britten - Peter Glossop, Peter Pears, Michael Langdon, John Shirley-Quirk, The London Symphony Orchestra
40 Mister Redburn, sight the long ighteensBenjamin Britten - Peter Glossop, Peter Pears, Michael Langdon, John Shirley-Quirk, The London Symphony Orchestra
41 Short deck!Benjamin Britten - Peter Glossop, Peter Pears, Michael Langdon, John Shirley-Quirk, The London Symphony Orchestra
42 The mist!Benjamin Britten - Peter Glossop, Peter Pears, Michael Langdon, John Shirley-Quirk, The London Symphony Orchestra
43 There you are again...Benjamin Britten - Peter Glossop, Peter Pears, Michael Langdon, John Shirley-Quirk, The London Symphony Orchestra
44 Nay, you're mistakenBenjamin Britten - Peter Glossop, Peter Pears, Michael Langdon, John Shirley-Quirk, The London Symphony Orchestra
45 Oh, this cursed mistBenjamin Britten - Peter Glossop, Peter Pears, Michael Langdon, John Shirley-Quirk, The London Symphony Orchestra
46 ACT II Scene 2Benjamin Britten - Peter Glossop, Peter Pears, Michael Langdon, John Shirley-Quirk, The London Symphony Orchestra
47 Claggart, John Claggart, bewareBenjamin Britten - Peter Glossop, Peter Pears, Michael Langdon, John Shirley-Quirk, The London Symphony Orchestra
48 You wanted me...Benjamin Britten - Peter Glossop, Peter Pears, Michael Langdon, John Shirley-Quirk, The London Symphony Orchestra
49 Master-At-Arms and Foretopman...Benjamin Britten - Peter Glossop, Peter Pears, Michael Langdon, John Shirley-Quirk, The London Symphony Orchestra
50 William Budd, I accuse you...Benjamin Britten - Peter Glossop, Peter Pears, Michael Langdon, John Shirley-Quirk, The London Symphony Orchestra
51 The mists have clearedBenjamin Britten - Peter Glossop, Peter Pears, Michael Langdon, John Shirley-Quirk, The London Symphony Orchestra
52 Gret God! for what reason?Benjamin Britten - Peter Glossop, Peter Pears, Michael Langdon, John Shirley-Quirk, The London Symphony Orchestra
53 The boy has been provokedBenjamin Britten - Peter Glossop, Peter Pears, Michael Langdon, John Shirley-Quirk, The London Symphony Orchestra
54 Jusitice must be done...Benjamin Britten - Peter Glossop, Peter Pears, Michael Langdon, John Shirley-Quirk, The London Symphony Orchestra
55 William Budd, you are accusedBenjamin Britten - Peter Glossop, Peter Pears, Michael Langdon, John Shirley-Quirk, The London Symphony Orchestra
56 Poor fellow, who could save him?Benjamin Britten - Peter Glossop, Peter Pears, Michael Langdon, John Shirley-Quirk, The London Symphony Orchestra
57 Aye there's nothing to discuss...Benjamin Britten - Peter Glossop, Peter Pears, Michael Langdon, John Shirley-Quirk, The London Symphony Orchestra
58 We've no choiceBenjamin Britten - Peter Glossop, Peter Pears, Michael Langdon, John Shirley-Quirk, The London Symphony Orchestra
59 What then is our verdictBenjamin Britten - Peter Glossop, Peter Pears, Michael Langdon, John Shirley-Quirk, The London Symphony Orchestra
60 I accept their verdict.Benjamin Britten - Peter Glossop, Peter Pears, Michael Langdon, John Shirley-Quirk, The London Symphony Orchestra
61 Orchestral InterludeBenjamin Britten - Peter Glossop, Peter Pears, Michael Langdon, John Shirley-Quirk, The London Symphony Orchestra
62 ACT II Scene 3Benjamin Britten - Peter Glossop, Peter Pears, Michael Langdon, John Shirley-Quirk, The London Symphony Orchestra
63 Look!Benjamin Britten - Peter Glossop, Peter Pears, Michael Langdon, John Shirley-Quirk, The London Symphony Orchestra
64 Here, Baby!Benjamin Britten - Peter Glossop, Peter Pears, Michael Langdon, John Shirley-Quirk, The London Symphony Orchestra
65 And farewell to ye...Benjamin Britten - Peter Glossop, Peter Pears, Michael Langdon, John Shirley-Quirk, The London Symphony Orchestra
66 Orchestral InterludeBenjamin Britten - Peter Glossop, Peter Pears, Michael Langdon, John Shirley-Quirk, The London Symphony Orchestra
67 ACT II Scene 4Benjamin Britten - Peter Glossop, Peter Pears, Michael Langdon, John Shirley-Quirk, The London Symphony Orchestra
68 March: All hands assembleBenjamin Britten - Peter Glossop, Peter Pears, Michael Langdon, John Shirley-Quirk, The London Symphony Orchestra
69 According to the articles of warBenjamin Britten - Peter Glossop, Peter Pears, Michael Langdon, John Shirley-Quirk, The London Symphony Orchestra
70 Down all hands!Benjamin Britten - Peter Glossop, Peter Pears, Michael Langdon, John Shirley-Quirk, The London Symphony Orchestra
71 EpilogueBenjamin Britten - Peter Glossop, Peter Pears, Michael Langdon, John Shirley-Quirk, The London Symphony Orchestra
72 We committed his body to the deep.Benjamin Britten - Peter Glossop, Peter Pears, Michael Langdon, John Shirley-Quirk, The London Symphony Orchestra

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