JOPLIN Treemonisha Schuller

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SCOTT JOPLIN

Treemonisha
Balthrop · Allen · Rayam · White
Harney · Johnson · Hicks
Duckens · Ransom · Bazemore
Pierson · The Original Cast
Orchestra and Chorus
Gunther Schuller
Int. Release 27 May. 2005
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CD ADD 0289 477 5590 6 GOH 2
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Track List

CD 1: Scott Joplin: Treemonisha

Scott Joplin (1868 - 1917)
Treemonisha

Arrangements, Orchestration and Music Supervision by Gunther Schuller

Act one

Houston Grand Opera Orchestra, Gunther Schuller

Ben Harney, Betty Allen, Willard White, Carmen Balthrop, Curtis Rayam, Houston Grand Opera Orchestra, Gunther Schuller

Carmen Balthrop, Curtis Rayam, Houston Grand Opera Chorus, Houston Grand Opera Orchestra, Gunther Schuller

Kenneth Hicks, Houston Grand Opera Chorus, Houston Grand Opera Orchestra, Gunther Schuller

Carmen Balthrop, Cora Johnson, Betty Allen, Houston Grand Opera Chorus, Houston Grand Opera Orchestra, Gunther Schuller

Betty Allen, Houston Grand Opera Orchestra, Gunther Schuller

Carmen Balthrop, Houston Grand Opera Chorus, Houston Grand Opera Orchestra, Gunther Schuller

Betty Allen, Carmen Balthrop, Houston Grand Opera Chorus, Houston Grand Opera Orchestra, Gunther Schuller

Edward Pierson, Houston Grand Opera Chorus, Houston Grand Opera Orchestra, Gunther Schuller

Betty Allen, Cora Johnson, Willard White, Curtis Rayam, Houston Grand Opera Chorus, Houston Grand Opera Orchestra, Gunther Schuller

Total Playing Time 38:01

CD 2: Scott Joplin: Treemonisha

Scott Joplin (1868 - 1917)
Treemonisha

Arrangements, Orchestration and Music Supervision by Gunther Schuller

Act two

Raymond Bazemore, Houston Grand Opera Chorus, Houston Grand Opera Orchestra, Gunther Schuller

Raymond Bazemore, Ben Harney, Dorceal Duckens, Dwight Ransom, Houston Grand Opera Chorus, Houston Grand Opera Orchestra, Gunther Schuller

Houston Grand Opera Orchestra, Gunther Schuller

Raymond Bazemore, Dwight Ransom, Houston Grand Opera Chorus, Houston Grand Opera Orchestra, Gunther Schuller

Carmen Balthrop, Curtis Rayam, Houston Grand Opera Orchestra, Gunther Schuller

Houston Grand Opera Chorus, Houston Grand Opera Orchestra, Gunther Schuller

Carmen Balthrop, Curtis Rayam, Houston Grand Opera Chorus, Houston Grand Opera Orchestra, Gunther Schuller

Houston Grand Opera Chorus, Houston Grand Opera Orchestra, Gunther Schuller

Act three

Houston Grand Opera Orchestra, Gunther Schuller

Betty Allen, Willard White, Houston Grand Opera Orchestra, Gunther Schuller

Betty Allen, Willard White, Curtis Rayam, Carmen Balthrop, Kenneth Hicks, Ben Harney, Dorceal Duckens, Houston Grand Opera Chorus, Houston Grand Opera Orchestra, Gunther Schuller

Curtis Rayam, Houston Grand Opera Chorus, Houston Grand Opera Orchestra, Gunther Schuller

Kenneth Hicks, Carmen Balthrop, Houston Grand Opera Chorus, Houston Grand Opera Orchestra, Gunther Schuller

Willard White, Houston Grand Opera Orchestra, Gunther Schuller

Carmen Balthrop, Kenneth Hicks, Houston Grand Opera Chorus, Houston Grand Opera Orchestra, Gunther Schuller

Carmen Balthrop, Houston Grand Opera Chorus, Houston Grand Opera Orchestra, Gunther Schuller

Carmen Balthrop, Cora Johnson, Houston Grand Opera Chorus, Houston Grand Opera Orchestra, Gunther Schuller

Total Playing Time 52:00

. . . a landmark set.

There are several realisations of the score (Joplin's original orchestration is lost): this one by Gunther Schuller seems very convincing.