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THOMAS and
THE
KING

(1975)


MCI CDTER 1009 Music by John Williams
Format: CD-R (Thanks to Miguel Andrade!) Orchestrations by Herbert W. Spencer
Total Playing Time: 49:54 Conducted by Ian McPherson
Date: Feb 13, 2003
Cat. No. CO26-133 Directed by Norman Maen

John Williams' first and only stage musical


Track Listing

ACT I

1. Processional (1:34)
2. Look Around You (2:20)
3. Am I Beautiful? (3:13)
4. Man of Love (3:21)
5. The Question (3:25)
6. What Choice Have I? (2:25)
7. We Shall Do It! (2:59)
8. Improbable as Spring (2:58)
9. Power (3:07)
10. The Question (Reprise) (1:50)

ACT II

11. Consecration (2:44)
12. 'Tis Love (2:18)
13. Sincerity (2:31)
14. The Test (3:16)
15. Replay the Game (2:18)
16. A New Way To Turn (2:10)
17. Will No One Rid Me? (4:11)
18. So Many Other Worlds (3:17)


Cast

Lewis Fiander (Thomas Beckett)
James Smilie (Henry II)
Dilys Hamlett (Eleanor of Aquitaine)
Caroline Villiers (Jennie)
Michael Sammes (Bishop Foliot)
Richard Day-Lewis (Cardinal Rossini)
Tom Saffery (Cardinal Resphigi)

Lyrics by James Harbert
Book by Edward Anhalt

Premiere: October 16, 1975
Album recorded at PRT studios, London on 27 and 28 August 1981

A stage musical based on the life of Thomas Beckett.











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