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Composer(s): (Edward) Benjamin Britten (22 Nov 1913 - 04 Dec 1976)
Work identifier: M4375
Real Name: Albert Herring
Display Name: Albert Herring
Work/Opus: Op. 39
Composed: c. 1947
Genre: Opera + Operetta
Genre Type: Opera
Period: 20th century
Librettist(s): Eric Crozier
Mvt. 1Florence! Tell the midwife!  (Soprano, Contralto, Opera Orchestra)
Mvt. 2Doctor Jessop's midwife  (Contralto, Opera Orchestra)
Mvt. 3I hope we're not too early, Florence?  (Soprano, Contralto, Baritone, Tenor, Bass, Piano)
Mvt. 4Stuffy! Tobacco stink! Nasty masculine smell!  (Soprano, Baritone, Soprano, Tenor, Bass, Contralto, Opera Orchestra)
Mvt. 5Now then! Notebook, Florence!  (Soprano, Opera Orchestra)
Mvt. 6The first suggestion on my list  (Baritone, Contralto, Soprano, Soprano, Tenor, Bass, Piano, Opera Orchestra)
Mvt. 7Is this all you can bring?  (Soprano, Contralto, Opera Orchestra)
Mvt. 8Beggin' your pardon, I'd like to say  (Bass, Contralto, Soprano, Soprano, Baritone, Tenor, Piano, Opera Orchestra)
Mvt. 9Right! We'll have him!  (Soprano, Contralto, Baritone, Soprano, Tenor, Bass, Opera Orchestra)
Mvt. 10Interlude  (Opera Orchestra)
Mvt. 11Bounce me high, Bounce me low  (Soprano, Soprano, Treble, Baritone, Opera Orchestra)
Mvt. 12Shop! Hi! Albert!  (Baritone, Tenor, Piano, Opera Orchestra)
Mvt. 13Girls mean: spring six days a week  (Baritone, Opera Orchestra)
Mvt. 14Sid, I'm sorry, but I've got a lot to do  (Tenor, Baritone, Mezzo-soprano, Piano, Opera Orchestra)
Mvt. 15We'll walk to the spinney  (Mezzo-soprano, Baritone, Tenor, Opera Orchestra)
Mvt. 16He's much too busy even to listen  (Tenor, Soprano, Opera Orchestra)
Mvt. 17Good morning, young man!  (Contralto, Tenor, Mezzo-soprano, Opera Orchestra)
Mvt. 18We bring great news to you  (Soprano, Soprano, Contralto, Tenor, Baritone, Bass, Mezzo-soprano, Tenor, Opera Orchestra)
Mvt. 19Good morning, to you all!  (Mezzo-soprano, Tenor, Soprano, Soprano, Treble, Opera Orchestra)
Mvt. 20Act II Introduction  (Opera Orchestra)
Mvt. 21Isn't he here?  (Contralto, Mezzo-soprano, Baritone, Piano)
Mvt. 22For three precious weeks  (Contralto, Mezzo-soprano, Baritone, Opera Orchestra)
Mvt. 23Sid, tell me the truth  (Mezzo-soprano, Baritone, Piano)
Mvt. 24Quickly, quickly  (Soprano, Soprano, Soprano, Treble, Mezzo-soprano, Baritone, Piano, Opera Orchestra)
Mvt. 25Here they are, dears!  (Soprano, Bass, Mezzo-soprano, Tenor, Contralto, Soprano, Soprano, Soprano, Treble, Mezzo-soprano, Baritone, Tenor, Opera Orchestra)
Mvt. 26I'm full of happiness  (Soprano, Contralto, Tenor, Soprano, Bass, Mezzo-soprano, Baritone, Soprano, Soprano, Treble, Mezzo-soprano, Opera Orchestra)
Mvt. 27Albert, arise! Stand to receive this purse  (Soprano, Baritone, Tenor, Mezzo-soprano, Soprano, Soprano, Soprano, Contralto, Mezzo-soprano, Treble, Baritone, Bass, Opera Orchestra, Piano)
Mvt. 28My heart leaps with joy  (Soprano, Baritone, Bass, Mezzo-soprano, Contralto, Tenor, Mezzo-soprano, Baritone, Soprano, Tenor, Soprano, Soprano, Treble, Opera Orchestra, Piano)
Mvt. 29Well tried, Albert!  (Baritone, Soprano, Soprano, Contralto, Baritone, Mezzo-soprano, Soprano, Soprano, Mezzo-soprano, Treble, Tenor, Bass, Tenor, Opera Orchestra, Piano)
Mvt. 30Interlude: It's coming now, Harry  (Soprano, Soprano, Soprano, Soprano, Treble, Mezzo-soprano, Contralto, Tenor, Baritone, Mezzo-soprano, Baritone, Tenor, Bass, Opera Orchestra)
Mvt. 31Albert the Good!  (Tenor, Opera Orchestra)
Mvt. 32You oughtn't to whistle!  (Mezzo-soprano, Baritone, Opera Orchestra, Piano)
Mvt. 33Heaven helps those who help themselves  (Tenor, Mezzo-soprano, Opera Orchestra)
Mvt. 34Act III Prelude  (Opera Orchestra)
Mvt. 35Is she asleep?  (Soprano, Mezzo-soprano, Soprano, Opera Orchestra)
Mvt. 36What would Missus Herring say?  (Mezzo-soprano, Opera Orchestra)
Mvt. 37What the hell d'you think I am? - I'm hungry, I'm tired  (Baritone, Mezzo-soprano, Bass, Opera Orchestra, Piano)
Mvt. 38Missus Herring about?  (Bass, Mezzo-soprano, Baritone, Mezzo-soprano, Opera Orchestra)
Mvt. 39I've come to ask for a photograph  (Bass, Mezzo-soprano, Mezzo-soprano, Soprano, Baritone, Soprano, Contralto, Opera Orchestra)
Mvt. 40My Albert's wreath! - Threnody: In the midst of life is death  (Mezzo-soprano, Tenor, Bass, Soprano, Soprano, Mezzo-soprano, Contralto, Baritone, Baritone, Opera Orchestra)
Mvt. 41Albert?...What's going on?  (Tenor, Soprano, Soprano, Mezzo-soprano, Mezzo-soprano, Contralto, Tenor, Baritone, Baritone, Bass, Opera Orchestra, Piano)
Mvt. 42I can't remember everything  (Tenor, Soprano, Soprano, Mezzo-soprano, Contralto, Tenor, Baritone, Bass, Opera Orchestra)
Mvt. 43You know what drove me, you know how I could  (Tenor, Soprano, Soprano, Mezzo-soprano, Contralto, Tenor, Baritone, Bass, Mezzo-soprano, Baritone, Soprano, Soprano, Treble, Opera Orchestra)
Composer(s): (Edward) Benjamin Britten (22 Nov 1913 - 04 Dec 1976)
Recording identifier: M2147488915
Real Name: Albert Herring
Display Name: Albert Herring
Work/Opus: Op. 39
Composed: c. 1947
Genre: Opera + Operetta
Genre Type: Opera
Period: 20th century
Librettist(s): Eric Crozier
Ensemble: Manhattan School of Music Opera Orchestra
Conductor: David Gilbert
Label: Vox
Catalogue Number: VXP2 7900
CD Media ID: 5441
Recording Location: Manhattan School of Opera Theater
Mvt. 1Florence! Tell the midwife! (4'31'')
Kirsten Dickerson (Soprano)
Tara Venditti (Contralto)
Mvt. 3I hope we're not too early, Florence? (2'48'')
Lynette Binford (Soprano)
Tara Venditti (Contralto)
Scott Bearden (Baritone)
James Powell (Tenor)
Scott Altman (Bass)
Mvt. 4Stuffy! Tobacco stink! Nasty masculine smell! (5'2'')
Kirsten Dickerson (Soprano)
Scott Bearden (Baritone)
Lynette Binford (Soprano)
James Powell (Tenor)
Scott Altman (Bass)
Tara Venditti (Contralto)
Mvt. 6The first suggestion on my list (5'2'')
Scott Bearden (Baritone)
Tara Venditti (Contralto)
Kirsten Dickerson (Soprano)
Lynette Binford (Soprano)
James Powell (Tenor)
Scott Altman (Bass)
Mvt. 7Is this all you can bring? (8'26'')
Kirsten Dickerson (Soprano)
Tara Venditti (Contralto)
Mvt. 9Right! We'll have him! (3'9'')
Kirsten Dickerson (Soprano)
Tara Venditti (Contralto)
Scott Bearden (Baritone)
Lynette Binford (Soprano)
James Powell (Tenor)
Scott Altman (Bass)
Mvt. 10Interlude (3'9'')
Mvt. 11Bounce me high, Bounce me low (2'27'')
Christina Sayers (Soprano)
Jordan S. Rathus (Soprano)
Jon-Michael Tirado (Treble)
Samuel Hepler (Baritone)
Mvt. 12Shop! Hi! Albert! (2'50'')
Samuel Hepler (Baritone)
Christopher Pfund (Tenor)
Mvt. 13Girls mean: spring six days a week (5'50'')
Samuel Hepler (Baritone)
Mvt. 16He's much too busy even to listen (3'31'')
Christopher Pfund (Tenor)
Christina Sayers (Soprano)
Mvt. 17Good morning, young man! (6'48'')
Tara Venditti (Contralto)
Christopher Pfund (Tenor)
Barbara Kokulos (Mezzo-soprano)
Mvt. 20Act II Introduction (5'44'')
Mvt. 24Quickly, quickly (4'30'')
Lynette Binford (Soprano)
Christina Sayers (Soprano)
Jordan S. Rathus (Soprano)
Jon-Michael Tirado (Treble)
Nancy Maria Balach (Mezzo-soprano)
Samuel Hepler (Baritone)
Mvt. 25Here they are, dears! (4'28'')
Lynette Binford (Soprano)
Scott Altman (Bass)
Barbara Kokulos (Mezzo-soprano)
James Powell (Tenor)
Tara Venditti (Contralto)
Christina Sayers (Soprano)
Jordan S. Rathus (Soprano)
Jon-Michael Tirado (Treble)
Nancy Maria Balach (Mezzo-soprano)
Samuel Hepler (Baritone)
Christopher Pfund (Tenor)
Mvt. 26I'm full of happiness (5'11'')
Kirsten Dickerson (Soprano)
Tara Venditti (Contralto)
James Powell (Tenor)
Lynette Binford (Soprano)
Scott Altman (Bass)
Barbara Kokulos (Mezzo-soprano)
Samuel Hepler (Baritone)
Christina Sayers (Soprano)
Jordan S. Rathus (Soprano)
Jon-Michael Tirado (Treble)
Nancy Maria Balach (Mezzo-soprano)
Mvt. 28My heart leaps with joy (4'33'')
Lynette Binford (Soprano)
Scott Bearden (Baritone)
Scott Altman (Bass)
Barbara Kokulos (Mezzo-soprano)
Tara Venditti (Contralto)
James Powell (Tenor)
Nancy Maria Balach (Mezzo-soprano)
Samuel Hepler (Baritone)
Kirsten Dickerson (Soprano)
Christopher Pfund (Tenor)
Christina Sayers (Soprano)
Jordan S. Rathus (Soprano)
Jon-Michael Tirado (Treble)
Mvt. 29Well tried, Albert! (2'44'')
James Powell (Tenor)
Kirsten Dickerson (Soprano)
Lynette Binford (Soprano)
Tara Venditti (Contralto)
Samuel Hepler (Baritone)
Barbara Kokulos (Mezzo-soprano)
Christina Sayers (Soprano)
Jordan S. Rathus (Soprano)
Nancy Maria Balach (Mezzo-soprano)
Jon-Michael Tirado (Treble)
James Powell (Tenor)
Scott Altman (Bass)
Christopher Pfund (Tenor)
Mvt. 30Interlude: It's coming now, Harry (6'48'')
Lynette Binford (Soprano)
Kirsten Dickerson (Soprano)
Christina Sayers (Soprano)
Jordan S. Rathus (Soprano)
Jon-Michael Tirado (Treble)
Barbara Kokulos (Mezzo-soprano)
Tara Venditti (Contralto)
Christopher Pfund (Tenor)
Scott Bearden (Baritone)
Nancy Maria Balach (Mezzo-soprano)
Samuel Hepler (Baritone)
James Powell (Tenor)
Scott Altman (Bass)
Mvt. 31Albert the Good! (7'22'')
Christopher Pfund (Tenor)
Mvt. 32You oughtn't to whistle! (3'56'')
Nancy Maria Balach (Mezzo-soprano)
Samuel Hepler (Baritone)
Mvt. 33Heaven helps those who help themselves (7'39'')
Christopher Pfund (Tenor)
Barbara Kokulos (Mezzo-soprano)
Mvt. 34Act III Prelude (2'38'')
Mvt. 35Is she asleep? (4'41'')
Christina Sayers (Soprano)
Nancy Maria Balach (Mezzo-soprano)
Jordan S. Rathus (Soprano)
Mvt. 38Missus Herring about? (2'25'')
Scott Altman (Bass)
Nancy Maria Balach (Mezzo-soprano)
Samuel Hepler (Baritone)
Barbara Kokulos (Mezzo-soprano)
Mvt. 39I've come to ask for a photograph (5'55'')
Scott Altman (Bass)
Barbara Kokulos (Mezzo-soprano)
Nancy Maria Balach (Mezzo-soprano)
Lynette Binford (Soprano)
Scott Bearden (Baritone)
Kirsten Dickerson (Soprano)
Tara Venditti (Contralto)
Mvt. 40My Albert's wreath! - Threnody: In the midst of life is death (5'14'')
Barbara Kokulos (Mezzo-soprano)
James Powell (Tenor)
Scott Altman (Bass)
Lynette Binford (Soprano)
Kirsten Dickerson (Soprano)
Nancy Maria Balach (Mezzo-soprano)
Tara Venditti (Contralto)
Samuel Hepler (Baritone)
Scott Bearden (Baritone)
Mvt. 41Albert?...What's going on? (2'46'')
Christopher Pfund (Tenor)
Lynette Binford (Soprano)
Kirsten Dickerson (Soprano)
Nancy Maria Balach (Mezzo-soprano)
Barbara Kokulos (Mezzo-soprano)
Tara Venditti (Contralto)
James Powell (Tenor)
Samuel Hepler (Baritone)
Scott Bearden (Baritone)
Scott Altman (Bass)
Mvt. 42I can't remember everything (2'49'')
Christopher Pfund (Tenor)
Lynette Binford (Soprano)
Kirsten Dickerson (Soprano)
Barbara Kokulos (Mezzo-soprano)
Tara Venditti (Contralto)
James Powell (Tenor)
Scott Bearden (Baritone)
Scott Altman (Bass)
Mvt. 43You know what drove me, you know how I could (3'58'')
Christopher Pfund (Tenor)
Lynette Binford (Soprano)
Kirsten Dickerson (Soprano)
Barbara Kokulos (Mezzo-soprano)
Tara Venditti (Contralto)
James Powell (Tenor)
Scott Bearden (Baritone)
Scott Altman (Bass)
Nancy Maria Balach (Mezzo-soprano)
Samuel Hepler (Baritone)
Christina Sayers (Soprano)
Jordan S. Rathus (Soprano)
Jon-Michael Tirado (Treble)