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Arnold: Polly [CD]

Kevin Mallon Audio CD
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  • Conductor: Kevin Mallon
  • Composer: Samuel Arnold
  • Audio CD (29 Mar 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Naxos
  • ASIN: B0037TTPZC
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 275,633 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. Polly: OvertureLaura Albino 4:47£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Polly: Act I: Air 1: Noel Hills: He that weds (Ducat)Laura Albino 1:03£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Polly: Act I: Air 2: Polwart on the Green: Observe the statesman's ways (Trapes)Laura Albino 1:07£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Polly: Act I: Air 3: Dr Arnold: She who hath felt a real pain by cupid's dart (Polly)Laura Albino 3:13£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Polly: Act I: Air 4: Dr Arnold: Farewell, farewell, farewell, all hope of bliss! (Polly)Laura Albino 2:24£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Polly: Act I: Air 5: Dr Arnold: Despair is all folly (Trapes)Laura Albino 1:03£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Polly: Act I: Air 6: Old Orpheus Tickl'd: When billows come breaking on the strand (Ducat)Laura Albino 1:28£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Polly: Act I: Air 7: Christ-Church Bells: When a woman jealous grows (Ducat, Mrs. Ducat)Laura Albino 1:16£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Polly: Act I: Air 8: Cheshire-Rounds: When kings by their huffing (Damaris)Laura Albino0:49£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Polly: Act I: Air 9: Johnny Fa': The crow or daw (Polly)Laura Albino 1:39£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Polly: Act I: Air 10: Bury Fair: How can you be so teazing (Ducat, Polly)Laura Albino 1:20£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Polly: Act I: Air 11: March in Scipio: Brave boys prepare (Ducat, Mrs. Ducat)Laura Albino 1:54£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Polly: Act I: Air 12: Jig-It-O'Foot: Better to doubt all that's doing (Damaris)Laura Albino0:44£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Polly: Act I: Air 13: Dr Arnold: Aboard after misses most husbands will Roam (Mrs Ducat)Laura Albino 1:05£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen15. Polly: Act I: Air 14: Tweedside: The stag, when chas'd (Polly)Laura Albino 1:38£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen16. Polly: Entr'acte: Dances of the Pirates: I. MarchLaura Albino 1:06£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen17. Polly: Entr'acte: Dances of the Pirates: II. Hornpipe ILaura Albino0:52£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen18. Polly: Entr'acte: Dances of the Pirates: III. AndanteLaura Albino 1:00£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen19. Polly: Entr'acte: Dances of the Pirates: IV. Hornpipe IILaura Albino 1:12£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen20. Polly: Entr'acte: Dances of the Pirates: V. AllegroLaura Albino0:41£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen21. Polly: Act II: Air 1: La Villanella: Why did you spare him (Polly)Laura Albino 1:42£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen22. Polly: Act II: Dead MarchLaura Albino 1:16£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen23. Polly: Act II: Air 2: La Cavalliere: Patriots at first declare (Culverin)Laura Albino 1:06£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen24. Polly: Act II: Air 3: Minuet: Cheer up my lads (Culverin)Laura Albino 1:19£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen25. Polly: Act II: Air 4: Dr Arnold: Shall I not be bold when honour calls (Morano, Jenny)Laura Albino 1:27£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen26. Polly: Act II: Air 5: Peggy's Mill: When gold is in hand (Jenny)Laura Albino 1:07£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen27. Polly: Act II: Air 6: Dr Arnold: Woman's like the flatt'ring ocean (Vanderbluff)Laura Albino0:45£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen28. Polly: Act II: Air 7: The Boatman: Tho' different passions rage by turns (Morano)Laura Albino 1:52£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen29. Polly: Act II: Air 8: Hunt the Squirrel: The world is always jarring (Polly)Laura Albino 1:01£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen30. Polly: Act II: Air 9: Dr Arnold: In love and life the present use (Jenny)Laura Albino 1:14£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen31. Polly: Act II: Air 10: Dr Arnold: We never blame the forward swain (Jenny, Polly)Laura Albino 2:05£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen32. Polly: Act II: Air 11: Dr Arnold: The body of the brave may be taken (Cawwawkee)Laura Albino 2:33£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen33. Polly: Act II: Air 12: Excuse Me: Honour calls me (Morano)Laura Albino 2:17£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen34. Polly: Act II: Air 13: Ruben: Honour plays (Jenny)Laura Albino0:56£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen35. Polly: Act II: Air 14: The Marlborough: We the sword of valour (Morano)Laura Albino 1:48£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen36. Polly: Act III: Air 1: The sportsmen keep hawks (Polly)Laura Albino 2:19£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen37. Polly: Act III: Air 2: O Saw Ye My Father: Love with beauty is flying (Cawwawkee)Laura Albino 1:10£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen38. Polly: Act III: Air 3: Prince Eugene's March: When the tyger roams (Morano)Laura Albino 2:08£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen39. Polly: Act III: Air 4: Kate of Aberdeen: The turtle thus upon the spray (Cawwawkee)Laura Albino 2:05£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen40. Polly: Act III: Air 5: Dr Arnold: The soldiers who by trade must dare (Morano)Laura Albino 1:33£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen41. Polly: Act III: Air 6: Shall Man, in Arne's Abel: My heart forebodes (Polly)Laura Albino 2:20£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen42. Polly: Act III: Dances of the Indians: I. AllegroLaura Albino 1:16£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen43. Polly: Act III: Dances of the Indians: II. AndanteLaura Albino0:40£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen44. Polly: Act III: Dances of the Indians: III. AllegroLaura Albino0:39£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen45. Polly: Act III: Dances of the Indians: IV. AndanteLaura Albino0:45£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen46. Polly: Act III: Dances of the Indians: V. AllegroLaura Albino 1:48£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen47. Polly: Act III: Air 7: The Temple: Justice long forbearing (Cawwawkee, Indian Scout, Polly, Chorus)Laura Albino 1:57£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen48. Polly: Act III Appendix: What Man Can Virtue or Courage Repose (Ducat)Laura Albino 1:10£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen49. Polly: Act III Appendix: I Hate the Foolish Elf (Ducat)Laura Albino 1:07£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen50. Polly: Act III Appendix: Victory is Ours (Polly, Cawwawkee)Laura Albino 2:46£0.89  Buy MP3 

Product Description

Product Description

Pepusch's ballad opera Polly, composed in 1729 to John Gay's libretto as a sequel to their highly successful The Beggar's Opera (1728), never reached the stage owing to government censorship. In 1777, Samuel Arnold completely renovated the score, which established his reputation as London's pre-eminent theatre composer. It is here presented as a world première recording. With its melodramatic tale reuniting Polly Peachum and Macheath in the West Indies and ending in Polly s marriage to the 'Indian prince' Cawwawkee, this 'island paradise' opera was a huge hit and remains enormously entertaining today.

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Laura Albino (Polly) - Eve Rachel McLeod (Mrs. Ducat) - Gillian Grossman (Damaris) - Marion Newman (Jenny Diver) - Loralie Kirkpatrick (Trapes) - Bud Roach (Cawwawkee)... - Aradia Ensemble - Kevin Mallon, direction

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Polly by Samuel Arnold 13 May 2010
Format:Audio CD
At this price it's worth a gamble and it pays off. Like the Beggar's Opera it is an assembly of tunes then popular. Some of these are still well known, others less so. A very entertaining disc, freshly, expertly and well performed
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An interesting sequel 9 Aug 2010
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I've always loved "The Beggar's Opera" and have seen and heard it performed by both opera singers and straight actors in a variety of arrangements. I was therefore intrigued to discover Samuel Arnold's renovation of the score of the sequel to this work, Pepusch's ballad opera "Polly", which government censorship prevented reaching the stage. Many of the "hit tunes" from the original "Beggar's Opera" can be heard in the overture here, which gets a sparkling performance from the Arcadia Ensemble under Kevin Mallon. The plot of "Polly" is much more exotic and melodramatic and fewer of the tunes are especially familiar or memorable, with the obvious exception of a setting of Clarke's "Trumpet Voluntary," but all are pleasing on the ear and splendidly orchestrated. The young soloists are excellent vocally, even if they do not evince much in the way of character. Allin all, an interesting discovery well worth exploring.
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