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ACD414

Songs of Death and Desire

Artists:


Jack Body, NZSO cond. Kenneth Young, Xiao Ma (male soprano), Mere Boynton (Mezzo), Anna Pierard (Mezzo)



Dramatic and passionate songs; includes symphonic arrangements of 6 arias from Bizet's Carmen, and settings in Spanish and Maori of texts by women about love and life.

1.

Karakia for Carmen Rupe

Mere Boynton

0:39

2.

Carmen, Act I: Seguidilla "Pres des remparts de Seville"

feat. Xiao Ma

Jack Body

2:48

3.

A Kiss (for a child)

Jack Body, Marina Tsvetaeva

3:25

4.

A Kiss (saeta)

Jack Body

2:58

5.

Carmen, Act 1: "Habanera"

English version

Jack Body

2:38

6.

A Kiss (for a lover)

Wide eyed, I have looked into the abyss

Jack Body

3:56

7.

Carmen, Act II: Halte-la! Qui va la? "Canzonetta"

French version

Jack Body

3:33

8.

Black

Spanish version

Jack Body

4:40

9.

Black

Maori version

Jack Body

3:42

10.

The Strong Bond

Jack Body

3:29

11.

Carmen, Act I: "Habenera"

French version

Jack Body

3:41

12.

To Julia de Burgos

Jack Body

4:45

13.

Carmen, Act I: Habenera

orchestral interlude

Jack Body

2:25

14.

Why Pretend?

Jack Body

2:37

15.

Carmen, Act III: En vain pour etiver "Destiny"

Jack Body

4:10

16.

Pain

"Pain gives us what we most need"

Jack Body

8:11