The Gospel of the Red​-​Hot Stars (PS0801)

by Tom Baker

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Prelude 04:35
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Rumor 04:07
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Psalm No. 3 02:53
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The Rope 02:06
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The Bonnets 03:11
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Psalm No. 34 02:18
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Grace 05:08
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Psalm No. 42 04:12
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Prayer 03:23
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Despair 04:17
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Nightbirds 05:57
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about

This one-act chamber opera by composer Tom Baker tells the story of a woman who survived being hung for witchcraft in Puritan New England. Based on poetry by Margaret Atwood.

credits

released January 1, 2008

Julia Tai, conductor

Mary Webster: Maria Mannisto
Cotton Mather: Paul Karaitis
Chorus: Liz O’Donoghue, Alissa Rupp, Will Dean, Mark Johnson
Orchestra: Tom Swafford (violin), Jesse Canterbury (clarinet), Chris Stover (trombone), Tom Baker (guitar), Brian Cobb (bass), Greg Campbell (percussion and horn)

Libretto adapted and compiled from “Half-Hanged Mary” by Margaret Atwood, abated with permission of the author.

Recorded and mixed at Jack Straw Productions by Doug Haire
Mastered at Seattle Disc Mastering by Mark Guenther
CD Design by Mikiko Williams

Artist website: tombakermusic.com

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