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The Resource The gospel at Colonus : original cast recording, music by Bob Telson ; original lyrics by Lee Breuer

The gospel at Colonus : original cast recording, music by Bob Telson ; original lyrics by Lee Breuer

Label
The gospel at Colonus : original cast recording
Title
The gospel at Colonus
Title remainder
original cast recording
Statement of responsibility
music by Bob Telson ; original lyrics by Lee Breuer
Creator
Contributor
Composer
Conductor
Instrumentalist
Lyricist
Performer
Singer
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The Gospel at Colonus reconceives Sophocles' Oedipus at Colonus as parable-like sermons on the ways of fate and particularly on a happy death. It is set in a Black Pentecostal church."--Program notes booklet
Related
Member of
Accompanying matter
libretto or text
Cataloging source
TAW
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Telson, Bob
Date of event
  • 1985 September 19, at the
  • summer 1984, at
Form of composition
multiple forms
Format of music
not applicable
Music parts
not applicable
Other event information
  • Principally recorded live,
  • as part of the American Music Theater Festival; the 9th-10th tracks recorded
PerformerNote
Clarence Fountain and the Five Blind Boys of Alabama (Bobby Butler, Sam Butler, J.T. Clinkscales, Rev. Olice Thomas, Joe Watson), J.J. Farley and the Original Soul Stirrers, the J.D. Steele Singers (Fred Steele, J.D. Steele, Jearlyn Steele-Battle, Jevetta Steele), the Institutional Radio Choir (Carl Williams, Jr., director ; J.D. Steele, guest choir director for The Gospel at Colonus, choir personnel listed on insert), vocals ; with Martin Jacox, J.D. Steele, Morgan Freeman, Isabell Monk, Little Village (Chris Royal, trumpet ; Marc Johnson, trombone ; Bob Malach, alto saxophone ; John Hagen, alto saxophone, baritone saxophone ; Sam Butler, guitar, vocals ; Lincoln Schleifer, bass ; Bob Telson, piano, synthesizer ; Butch Heyward, organ ; Leroy Clouden, drums), supporting monologue soloists ; and including Willie Rogers, Sam Butler, Jr., Jevetta Steele, Jackie Banks, Jearlyn Steel-Battle, Carolyn Johnson-White, supporting vocal soloists ; Ben Odom, backup vocals ; Hugh McCracken, harmonica, slide guitar ; Zev Katz, bass
Place of event
  • Annenberg Center, Philadelphia,
  • Clinton and Soundworks Studios
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Sophocles
  • Breuer, Lee
  • Fountain, Clarence
  • Farley, J. J.
  • Freeman, Morgan
  • Monk, Isabell
  • Jacox, Martin
  • Butler, Sam
  • Steele, Jevetta
  • Steele, Jearlyn
  • McCracken, Hugh
  • Katz, Zev
  • Steele, J. D.
  • Williams, Carl
  • Malach, Bob
  • Schleifer, Lincoln
  • Heyward, I. A.
  • Clouden, Leroy
  • Blind Boys of Alabama
  • Soul Stirrers (Musical group)
  • J.D. Steele Singers
  • Institutional Radio Choir
  • Little Village (Musical group)
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Oedipus
  • Musicals
  • Gospel music
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
The gospel at Colonus : original cast recording, music by Bob Telson ; original lyrics by Lee Breuer
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Previously released on Warner Bros. Records 25182[-1]
  • Title from disc label
  • "Based on an adaptation of Sophocles' Oedipus at Colonus in the version by Robert Fitzgerald and incorporating passages from both Sophocles' Oedipus Rex and Antigone in the versions by Dudley Fitts and Robert Fitzgerald"--Insert
  • Compact disc
  • Synopsis, complete list of personnel, and lyrics ([12] p.) inserted in container
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
performed music
Content type code
  • prm
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Live where you can (4:40) -- Fair Colonus (1:44) -- Stop do not go on (4:19) -- Who is this man (:40) -- How shall I see you through my tears (4:35) -- A voice foretold (6:26) -- Never drive you away (4:10) -- Numberless are the world's wonders (4:42) -- Lift me up (like a dove) (3:55) -- Sunlight of no light (2:43) -- Eternal sleep (3:32) -- Lift him up (7:34) -- Now let the weeping cease (3:22)
Control code
18329837
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
1 audio disc (53 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Lccn
2014619300
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Note
  • UMKC: Marr copy forms part of the Stephen R. Johnson Collection.
  • UMKC: Music/Media copy forms part of the Rob Montague Collection.
Other control number
075597919127
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
9 79191-2
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(OCoLC)18329837
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
The gospel at Colonus : original cast recording, music by Bob Telson ; original lyrics by Lee Breuer
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Previously released on Warner Bros. Records 25182[-1]
  • Title from disc label
  • "Based on an adaptation of Sophocles' Oedipus at Colonus in the version by Robert Fitzgerald and incorporating passages from both Sophocles' Oedipus Rex and Antigone in the versions by Dudley Fitts and Robert Fitzgerald"--Insert
  • Compact disc
  • Synopsis, complete list of personnel, and lyrics ([12] p.) inserted in container
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
performed music
Content type code
  • prm
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Live where you can (4:40) -- Fair Colonus (1:44) -- Stop do not go on (4:19) -- Who is this man (:40) -- How shall I see you through my tears (4:35) -- A voice foretold (6:26) -- Never drive you away (4:10) -- Numberless are the world's wonders (4:42) -- Lift me up (like a dove) (3:55) -- Sunlight of no light (2:43) -- Eternal sleep (3:32) -- Lift him up (7:34) -- Now let the weeping cease (3:22)
Control code
18329837
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
1 audio disc (53 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Lccn
2014619300
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Note
  • UMKC: Marr copy forms part of the Stephen R. Johnson Collection.
  • UMKC: Music/Media copy forms part of the Rob Montague Collection.
Other control number
075597919127
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
9 79191-2
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(OCoLC)18329837
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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