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Author Joplin, Scott, 1868-1917, composer.

Title Treemonisha : an opera in three acts / by Scott Joplin.

Publication Info. Brooklyn, NY : New World Records, [2011]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Music Compact Disc    B JOPL TRE B27CD    Available
Description 2 sound discs (100 min.) : CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Playing Time 013100 000202 000632
Description performed music prm rdacontent
audio s rdamedia
audio disc sd rdacarrier
digital stereo rda
audio file CD audio rda
Note Orchestration reconstructed by Rick Benjamin.
"[The] original 1911 materials for the opera were almost entirely destroyed in the early 1960s. But here now is an authentic historically-correct reconstruction ..."--Container.
Libretto by the composer.
"Anthology of Recorded Music, Inc."--Label.
Compact discs.
Program notes by Rick Benjamin, biographical notes on the performers, synopsis, and libretto with bibliographical and discographical references (109 pages : illustrations) bound in container.
Includes, as appendix: Bowing music, themes from the opera in one-step tempo (2003), by Rick Benjamin; and the libretto preface read by Scott Joplin's closest living relative, grandniece Mrs. LaErma White of Texarkana, Ark.
Contents Treemonisha. Overture ; The bag of luck ; The corn-huskers ; We're goin' around ; The wreath ; The sacred tree ; Surprised ; Treemonisha's bringing up ; Good advice ; Confusion ; Superstition ; Treemonisha in peril ; Frolic of the bears ; The wasp-nest ; The rescue ; We will rest awhile ; Going home ; Aunt Dinah has blowed de horn ; Prelude to Act 3 ; I want to see my child ; Treemonisha's return ; Wrong is never right ; Abuse ; When villains ramble far and near ; Conjurers forgiven ; We will trust you as our leader ; A real slow drag / Scott Joplin (1:31:00) -- Appendix. Bowing music : themes from the opera in one-step tempo (2003) / Rick Benjamin (2:02) -- Libretto preface / read by Scott Joplin's closest living relative, grandniece Mrs. LaErma White of Texarkana, Arkansas) (6:32).
Performer Janinah Burnett, Anita Johnson, soprano ; AnnMarie Sandy, mezzo-soprano ; Robert Mack, Chauncey Packer, Phumzile Sojola, tenor ; Todd Payne, Edward Pleasant, baritone ; Darren Stokes, Frank Ward, Jr., bass-baritone ; Frederick Jackson, bass ; Paragon Ragtime Orchestra and Singers ; Rick Benjamin, conductor.
Event Recorded May 31-June 2, 2011, American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, N.Y (principally) and Townsquare Media, Texarkana, Ark. (reading of the libretto preface).
Language Sung in English.
Subject Operas.
African Americans -- Drama.
Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877) -- Drama.
Dance music.
Instrumental ensembles.
Added Author White, LaErma, narrator.
Benjamin, Rick, conductor.
Burnett, Janinah, performer.
Johnson, Anita (Vocalist), performer.
Sandy, AnnMarie, performer.
Mack, Robert (Tenor), performer.
Packer, Chauncey, performer.
Sojola, Phumzile, performer.
Payne, Todd, performer.
Pleasant, Edward, performer.
Stokes, Darren, performer.
Ward, Frank, Jr, performer.
Jackson, Frederick (Bass), performer.
Benjamin, Rick, Bowing music, conductor.
Paragon Ragtime Orchestra, performer.
Paragon Singers, performer.
Anthology of Recorded Music, Inc. copyright holder.
Standard No. 093228072027
Music No. 80720-2 New World Records

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