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Randle, Thomas

Works: 136 works in 455 publications in 8 languages and 6,837 library holdings
Genres: Musical settings  Live sound recordings  Drama  Music  Requiems  Ballad operas  Film adaptations  Filmed performances  Filmed operas  Fiction 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Actor, Author, Vocalist, Musician
Classifications: M1530.O74, 782.48
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Most widely held works by Thomas Randle
Credo by Krzysztof Penderecki( )

18 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 698 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Credo für Soli, Chor und Orchester
The fairy queen by Henry Purcell( Visual )

39 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The tale is a joyful fusion of music, dance and comedy which brings alive the splendour of the Baroque for a modern audience."--Container
Trouble in Tahiti by Leonard Bernstein( Visual )

20 editions published between 1996 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leonard Bernstein's 1951 opera is a biting satire on the emptiness of materialist values and the false promise of suburban comforts
Saint François d'Assise : opera in three acts and eight tableaux by Olivier Messiaen( Visual )

8 editions published in 2009 in French and Undetermined and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Messiaen's breathtakingly intense opera on the life of Saint Francis of Assisi
War requiem by Benjamin Britten( )

14 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in 5 languages and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Public awareness of Benjamin Britten's person and works advanced dramatically -- even explosively -- twice during his lifetime. The first time was in 1945, when his opera Peter Grimes was produced for the postwar reopening of Sadler's Wells Theatre in London. The second time followed the premier at Coventry and the subsequent series of performances all across Europe and North America of the War Requiem. Except to those provincials who thought that milky pastoral was the only idiom appropriate for an Englishman and who also found the young Britten too clever by half, the triumph of Peter Grimes marked not just the confirmation of a prodigious talent; it represented a moment of hope that, for the first time since the death of Henry Purcell in 1695, England had produced a composer of international stature. The impact the War Requiem made 17 years later was wider and deeper by far. Britten, approaching 50, had become an artist whose every new utterance was awaited with the most lively interest and the highest expectations. The War Requiem, moreover, was tied to a pair of events that were heavily freighted with history and emotion: the destruction of Coventry Cathedral in an air raid during the night of November 14-15, 1940, and its reconsecration more than 21 years later. Its first performance was planned as an international event with respect both to participants and audience. Most importantly, the War Requiem was a weighty and poignant statement on the subject of piercingly urgent concern to much of humankind. In the War Requiem, Britten drew on forces larger and more complex than in any previous work of his. The basic division of the performers is into two groups, reflecting the dual source of the words; the libretto stands in a relation of text (the Latin Missa pro defunctis) and commentary (the nine Owen poems). The Latin text is essentially the province of the large mixed chorus, but from this there is spillover in two opposite directions: the solo soprano represents a heightening of the choral singing at its most emotional, while the boys' choir represents liturgy at its most distanced. The mixed chorus and solo soprano are accompanied by the full orchestra; the boys' choir, whose sound should be distant, is supported by an organ. All this constitutes one group. The other group consists of the tenor and baritone soloists, whose province is the series of Owen songs; they are accompanied by the chamber orchestra. - Program notes / Michael Steinberg
The death of Klinghoffer by John Adams( Visual )

14 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An opera about the hijacking of the Italian cruise liner Achille Laura by Palestinian terrorists in 1985
Carmina Burana by Carl Orff( )

11 editions published in 2007 in 3 languages and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carmina Burana is a scenic cantata composed by Carl Orff in 1935 and 1936. It is based on 24 of the poems found in the medieval collection Carmina Burana
A Cotswald romance ; Death of Tintagiles by Ralph Vaughan Williams( )

4 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The beggar's opera by Benjamin Britten( )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Opéra créé à Cambridge, Arts, le 24 mai 1948. Livret d'après la pièce de John Gay. Les rôles : Mrs. Peachum, Lucy Lockit, Diana Trapes (sopranos) ; Polly Peachum (mezzo) ; MacHeath, Filth (ténors) ; Lockit (baryton) ; Peachum (basse). La première version de la pièce de Gay fut arrangée par Pepusch et créée à Londres au théâtre Lincoln's Inn Fields le 19 janvier 1728. L'oeuvre a été popularisée par différents arrangements modernes dont celui, célèbre, de Frederic Austin (Londres, Lyric Hammersmith). Celui de Britten est une oeuvre nouvelle, résultat d'un énorme travail de recomposition
The little prince : an opera based on the book by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry by Rachel Portman( Visual )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An operatic interpretation of the children's book The Little Prince (Le Petit Prince) written by Antoine de Saint-Exupery
The best of Britten by Benjamin Britten( )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Born in Suffolk, the son of a dentist, Britten showed talent from an early age. He was a central figure of 20th-century British classical music, and wrote music in many genres
Requiem der versöhnung : Requiem of reconciliation ; Requiem de la réconciliation( )

2 editions published in 1995 and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ice break by Michael Tippett( Recording )

10 editions published between 1991 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Ice Break: Opera in Three Acts
Gloriana : a film by Benjamin Britten( Visual )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Phyllida Lloyd's adaptation for film of the opera which Benjamin Britten wrote for the celebrations of the Queen's coronation in 1953, based on the Opera North revival of a work now recognized to be one of the composer's great achievements."
Requiem Of reconciliation by Luciano Berio( )

4 editions published in 1995 in Latin and English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tamerlano : Oper in 3 Akten : HWV 18 by George Frideric Handel( Visual )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in Italian and English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Tatar ruler Tamerlano has defeated and captured the Turkish Sultan Bajazet, and falls in love with his daughter Asteria, although he is already engaged to the Princess von Trapezunt, and Asteria is in love with the Greek Prince Andronico
Tamerlano by George Frideric Handel( Recording )

10 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tamerlano: Dramma per musica in tre atti, HWV 18. Libretto: Niccolò Francesco Haym
Esther (1718 version) by George Frideric Handel( Recording )

6 editions published between 1996 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Samson : HWV 57 by George Frideric Handel( Recording )

4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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