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OA1007: Façade — An Entertainment


An Entertainment

Music by Sir William Walton
Verses of Dame Edith Sitwell
Ohio Light Opera founder James Stuart is the reciter, and Louis Lane, the conductor in this engaging version of Walton’s 1923 entertainment.  The CD opens with an informative and humorous 13-minute commentary by Lane.  Full texts included.
James Stuart, Reciter
Louis Lane, Conductor
Members of the Kent State University Sinfonia
Live performance of February 22, 1981
Musical Numbers
1. Comments on Façade (Louis Lane)     
2. Fanfare
3. Hornpipe  Audio Sample
4. En Famille     
5. Mariner Man   
6. Long Steel Grass   
7. Through Gilded Trellises    
8. Tango-Pasodoble    
9. Lullaby for Jumbo   
10. Black Mrs. Behemoth    
11. Tarantella    
12. A Man from a Far Countree 
13. By the Lake    
14. Country Dance  
15. Polka   
16. Four in the Morning     
17. Something Lies Beyond the Scene   
18. Valse 
19. Jodelling Song  
20. Scotch Rhapsody   
21. Popular Song
22. Fox-trot "Old Sir Faulk"            
23. Sir Beelzebub    Audio Sample

16-page booklet enclosed                Total playing time:  49 min