May 2003
Disc 1: 61:45
Disc 2: 40:50
  • Boston Modern Orchestra Project
  • Gil Rose, conductor

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Track listing

Disc 1 
 Griffelkin (1955)
 Act I (Prologue)
1.'When the moon grows round and the dark grows double'
2.'You haven't swept up very snugly'
3.'Hurry up now! Light the fire!'
4.Dance - 'You have learned to bewitch'
5.'O Grandmother, you mean I can play in the world'
 Act II
7.'Head over heels now here I come!'
8.'Bottle, we're off!'
9.'I'll try over there across the square'
10.'Good morning. Good gracious, you look like the devil'
11.'I've made a mistake'
12.'Why, why can't you leave us'
13.'Did you turn them back into stone?'
14.'Where have you been?'
15.'Have I been dreaming?'
16.'Now you can see, I'm a master of magic'
17.'Come dance, come dance, round and round'
18.'Toys! Fiddlers, drummers!'
19.'Oh no! Oh no! Who would believe it!'
Disc 2 
 'O, dark winds will haunt me'

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[CD Review] BMOP's recording of Foss's Griffelkin receives perfect score

Artistic Quality: 10 Sound Quality: 10

Lukas Foss composed Griffelkin for the NBC television network, which broadcast the opera on November 6, 1955. Although Griffelkin is based on a children’s fable, Foss wanted it to appeal to listeners ages “8 to 80,” so he wrote in a very accessible though not simplistic musical style—and the story has enough of a mature subtext to interest adults as well as children (as all good “children’s” music must).

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