Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Billy Budd: Prologue "I am an old man..."
Benjamin Britten 5:10
2 Billy Budd: Act I, Scene I. "Pull, me bantams!"
Benjamin Britten 6:43
3 Billy Budd: Act I, Scene I. "Boat Ahoy!"
Benjamin Britten 3:17
4 Billy Budd: Act I, Scene I. "First man forward!"
Benjamin Britten 2:17
5 Billy Budd: Act I, Scene I. "Your name?"
Benjamin Britten 2:40
6 Billy Budd: Act I, Scene I. "Billy Budd, king of the birds!"
Benjamin Britten 2:28
CD 2
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Billy Budd: Act I, Scene I. "I hear, your honour!"
Benjamin Britten 3:30
2 Billy Budd: Act I, Scene I. "Come along, kid!"
Benjamin Britten 4:22
3 Billy Budd: Act I, Scene I. "Christ! The poor chap..."
Benjamin Britten 1:30
4 Billy Budd: Act I, Scene I. "What's that? What's those whistles?"
Benjamin Britten 1:16
5 Billy Budd: Act I, Scene I. "Starry Vere we call him"
Benjamin Britten 2:17
6 Billy Budd: Act I, Scene II. "Boy!"
Benjamin Britten 3:25
7 Billy Budd: Act I, Scene II. "Gentlemen, the King!"
Benjamin Britten 5:44
8 Billy Budd: Act I, Scene II. "Ay, at Spithead..."
Benjamin Britten 1:01
9 Billy Budd: Act I, Scene II. "We are, Sir. Claggart is an able one."
Benjamin Britten 6:36
10 Billy Budd: Act I, Scene III. "Blow her away."
Benjamin Britten 2:44
11 Billy Budd: Act I, Scene III. "We're off to Samoa..."
Benjamin Britten 3:44
12 Billy Budd: Act I, Scene III. "Hi! You ... a... a...!"
Benjamin Britten 3:02
13 Billy Budd: Act I, Scene III. "Over the water..."
Benjamin Britten 7:29
14 Billy Budd: Act I, Scene III. "Come here"
Benjamin Britten 6:22
15 Billy Budd: Act I, Scene III. "Billy!... Hist! Billy Budd!"
Benjamin Britten 4:24
16 Billy Budd: Act I, Scene III. "Dansker, old friend..."
Benjamin Britten 4:51
CD 3
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Billy Budd: Act II, Scene I. "I don't like the look of the mist..."
Benjamin Britten 2:18
2 Billy Budd: Act II, Scene I. "With great regret I must disturb your honour."
Benjamin Britten 1:04
3 Billy Budd: Act II, Scene I. "Deck ahoy!"
Benjamin Britten 3:27
4 Billy Budd: Act II, Scene I. "Volunteers! Call for boarding volunteers!"
Benjamin Britten 8:13
5 Billy Budd: Act II, Scene I. "There you are again, Master-at-Arms."
Benjamin Britten 5:01
6 Billy Budd: Act II, Scene I. "Oh, this cursèd mist!"
Benjamin Britten 4:04
7 Billy Budd: Act II, Scene II. "Claggart, John Claggart, beware!"
Benjamin Britten 3:36
8 Billy Budd: Act II, Scene II. "Master-at-Armas and foretopman..."
Benjamin Britten 3:19
9 Billy Budd: Act II, Scene II. "God o' mercy!"
Benjamin Britten 2:11
10 Billy Budd: Act II, Scene II. "Gentlemen, William Budd here..."
Benjamin Britten 1:34
11 Billy Budd: Act II, Scene II. "William Budd, you are accused..."
Benjamin Britten 5:48
12 Billy Budd: Act II, Scene II. "Poor fellow, who could save him?"
Benjamin Britten 5:02
13 Billy Budd: Act II, Scene II. "I accept their verdict."
Benjamin Britten 5:15
14 Billy Budd: Act II, Scene III. "Look!"
Benjamin Britten 6:05
15 Billy Budd: Act II, Scene III. "Here! Baby!"
Benjamin Britten 4:10
16 Billy Budd: Act II, Scene III. "And farewell to ye..."
Benjamin Britten 5:48
17 Billy Budd: Act II, Scene IV. "Interlude"
Benjamin Britten 3:11
18 Billy Budd: Act II, Scene IV. "According to the Articles of War..."
Benjamin Britten 2:18
19 Billy Budd: Act II, Scene IV. "Down all hands!"
Benjamin Britten 2:27
20 Billy Budd: Epilogue. "We committed his body to the deep"
Benjamin Britten 4:57

Credits

CD 1

additional conductor:
Richard Hetherington (tracks 1–6)
assistant engineer:
Richard Smoker (classical engineer) (tracks 1–6)
Jonathan Cooper (classical music engineer) (tracks 1–6)
baritone vocals:
Matthew Best (UK conductor, founder of Corydon Singers) (tracks 3–4)
Timothy DuFore (track 2)
Simon Keenlyside (tracks 5–6)
Christopher Keyte (track 2)
Alan Opie (baritone) (tracks 4–6)
Richard Whitehouse (track 2)
Roderick Williams (track 4)
bass vocals:
Alan Ewing (tracks 3, 6)
John Tomlinson (English operatic bass) (track 4)
bass-baritone vocals:
Matthew Best (UK conductor, founder of Corydon Singers) (tracks 2, 5–6)
choir vocals:
London Symphony Chorus (tracks 2–3)
Tiffin Boys’ Choir (tracks 2–3)
chorus master:
Simon Toyne (tracks 2–3)
Stephen Westrop (tracks 2–3)
composer:
Benjamin Britten (1949 – 1960) (tracks 1–6)
conductor:
Richard Hickox (tracks 1–6)
engineer:
Ralph Couzens (engineer/editor/producer) (tracks 1–6)
librettist:
Eric Crozier (1949 – 1950) (tracks 1–6)
Eduard Morgan Forster (1949 – 1950) (tracks 1–6)
mixer:
Jonathan Cooper (classical music engineer) (tracks 1–6)
orchestra:
London Symphony Orchestra (tracks 1–6)
producer:
Brian Couzens (engineer/editor/producer) (tracks 1–6)
tenor vocals:
Richard Coxon (track 2)
Francis Egerton (track 4)
Philip Langridge (track 1)
Daniel Norman (tenor) (track 3)
Mark Padmore (track 2)
recorded at:
Blackheath Halls in London, England, United Kingdom (1999-12-06 – 1999-12-10) (tracks 1–6)
part of:
Billy Budd (2-act version) (track 1)
Billy Budd: Act I (2-act version) (tracks 2–6)
recording of:

CD 2

additional conductor:
Richard Hetherington (tracks 1–16)
assistant engineer:
Jonathan Cooper (classical music engineer) (tracks 1–16)
Richard Smoker (classical engineer) (tracks 1–16)
baritone vocals:
Timothy DuFore (tracks 4–5)
Quentin Hayes (tracks 3–5, 10–12)
Simon Keenlyside (tracks 3–5, 10–12, 14–16)
Christopher Keyte (track 4)
Alan Opie (baritone) (tracks 7, 9)
Richard Whitehouse (track 4)
Roderick Williams (tracks 1–2)
bass vocals:
Clive Bayley (tracks 3, 10–12, 16)
Alan Ewing (track 9)
John Tomlinson (English operatic bass) (tracks 1, 4, 13–14)
bass-baritone vocals:
Matthew Best (UK conductor, founder of Corydon Singers) (tracks 7–9)
choir vocals:
London Symphony Chorus (tracks 2, 5, 10–13)
Tiffin Boys’ Choir (tracks 2, 5, 10–13)
chorus master:
Simon Toyne (tracks 2, 5, 10–13)
Stephen Westrop (tracks 2, 5, 10–13)
composer:
Benjamin Britten (1949 – 1960) (tracks 1–16)
conductor:
Richard Hickox (tracks 1–16)
engineer:
Ralph Couzens (engineer/editor/producer) (tracks 1–16)
librettist:
Eric Crozier (1949 – 1950) (tracks 1–16)
Eduard Morgan Forster (1949 – 1950) (tracks 1–16)
mixer:
Jonathan Cooper (classical music engineer) (tracks 1–16)
orchestra:
London Symphony Orchestra (tracks 1–16)
other vocals:
Alex Johnston (track 6)
producer:
Brian Couzens (engineer/editor/producer) (tracks 1–16)
tenor vocals:
Richard Coxon (track 1)
Francis Egerton (tracks 3, 5, 10–12)
Philip Langridge (tracks 6–9)
Mark Padmore (tracks 2, 14–15)
recorded at:
Blackheath Halls in London, England, United Kingdom (1999-12-06 – 1999-12-10) (tracks 1–16)
part of:
Billy Budd: Act I (2-act version) (tracks 1–16)
recording of:

CD 3

additional conductor:
Richard Hetherington (tracks 1–20)
assistant engineer:
Jonathan Cooper (classical music engineer) (tracks 1–20)
Richard Smoker (classical engineer) (tracks 1–20)
baritone vocals:
Matthew Best (UK conductor, founder of Corydon Singers) (tracks 3, 19)
Timothy DuFore (tracks 3, 18)
Quentin Hayes (tracks 4, 18)
Simon Keenlyside (tracks 4, 7–8, 11, 14–16, 18)
Alan Opie (baritone) (tracks 1, 3–4, 6, 10–12, 18–19)
Richard Whitehouse (track 18)
Roderick Williams (track 18)
bass vocals:
Clive Bayley (tracks 4, 15, 18)
Alan Ewing (tracks 3, 6, 10, 12, 18–19)
John Tomlinson (English operatic bass) (tracks 2, 5, 8, 18)
bass-baritone vocals:
Matthew Best (UK conductor, founder of Corydon Singers) (tracks 6, 10, 12, 18)
choir vocals:
London Symphony Chorus (tracks 3–4, 18–19)
Tiffin Boys’ Choir (tracks 3–4, 18–19)
chorus master:
Simon Toyne (tracks 3–4, 18–19)
Stephen Westrop (tracks 3–4, 18–19)
composer:
Benjamin Britten (1949 – 1960) (tracks 1–20)
conductor:
Richard Hickox (tracks 1–20)
engineer:
Ralph Couzens (engineer/editor/producer) (tracks 1–20)
librettist:
Eric Crozier (1949 – 1950) (tracks 1–16, 18–20)
Eduard Morgan Forster (1949 – 1950) (tracks 1–16, 18–20)
mixer:
Jonathan Cooper (classical music engineer) (tracks 1–20)
orchestra:
London Symphony Orchestra (tracks 1–20)
other vocals:
Alex Johnston (tracks 5, 9, 18)
producer:
Brian Couzens (engineer/editor/producer) (tracks 1–20)
tenor vocals:
Francis Egerton (tracks 4, 18)
Philip Langridge (tracks 1–11, 13, 20)
Daniel Norman (tenor) (track 3)
recorded at:
Blackheath Halls in London, England, United Kingdom (1999-12-06 – 1999-12-10) (tracks 1–20)
part of:
Billy Budd (2-act version) (track 20)
Billy Budd: Act I (2-act version) (track 3)
Billy Budd: Act II (2-act version) (tracks 1–2, 4–19)
recording of: