The Play of Daniel

The Play of Daniel (Ludus Danielis)
A liturgical drama of the XII-XIII centuries
The Clerkes of Oxenford - David Wulstan, dir.
Calliope 1848 [LP]
Calliope 4848 [Cassette]
Nonesuch N-78003 [LP]


    Anon., 12-13th c.:
  1. The Play of Daniel

  2. The Play of Daniel

The Clerkes of Oxenford
Alison Stamp (narrator, second Angel), James Stockley (narrator), Christopher Hodges (Balthazar), Robin Barda (satrap = governor), Richard Price (satrap = governor), Helen Dixon (Queen), Nigel Nixon (man # 1), Frederic Goodwin (man # 2), Michael Smedley (man # 3), Marcus Creed (Daniel), Roger Phillipson (Darius), Joseph Polglase (counsellor # 1), John Bain (counsellor # 2), David Wulstan (messenger # 1), David Watson (messenger #2), Peter Hayward (jealous counsellor # 1), Michael Hartley (jealous counsellor # 2), Giles Dawson (Habacuc), Mary King (first Angel), Chorus of Dignitaries (Sally Dunkley, Elizabeth Norman, Theodora Rudge, Suella Darkins, Cynthia Bain, Una Goble, Elizabeth Rees, Peter Herron, Brian Spooner, Andrea Gobble), Peter Walls (rebec), Joan Brickley (rebec), David Hiley (percussion), Simon Thorne (percussion), Sarah Cobbold (percussion), Margaret Rees (flutes with mouthpiece), Frances Trafford-Walker (small harp)
David Wulstan, dir.

Playing time: 44' 50"

Recording site and date:
Oxford, UK [12/1975];
Rel.: 1976; 1980 (Nonesuch)

Calliope CAL 9848

Reviewed in:
Diapason (#-p.): 207-67 (may 1976)
Fanfare (Vol./#-p.): 4/4- (Mar/Apr 1981)
Gramophone (Vol./#-p.): 54/642-844 (november 1976)

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Pierre-F. Roberge