Playing time: 40' 28"
New York Pro Musica
Cast: Russell Oberlin (Belshazzar's Prince / An Angel / Herald Angel), Brayton Lewis (Belshazzar), Jerold Sien (First Wise Woman), Alan Baker (Second Wise Woman), Paul Ehrlich (First Envious Counsellor), Jean Hakes (Second Envious Counsellor), Arthur Squires (Third Envious Counsellor), Alan Baker (Habakkuk), Betty Wilson (Belshazzar's Queen), Charles Bressler (Daniel), Gordon Myers (Darius), Alva Tripp (First Advisor), Jerold Sien (Second Advisor).
Satraps and Soldiers: William Bohm & Boy choristers of Church of the Transfiguration, New York:(The Little Church Around the Corner): Richard Zahnd, David Kouri, Edmund Cortez, George Ryan, Ronald Frers, Ronald McLaren, Richard Bell
Stuart Gardner, choirmaster
Musicians: Robert Montesi (straight trumpet), Paul Ehrlich (rebec), Paul Maynard (portative organ, psaltery), Martha Blackman (bell carillon, minstrel's harp), George Gaber (percussion), Bernard Krainis (recorders), Inez Lynch (vielle), Jean Hakes (minstrel's harp), James Petrie (miniature highland bagpipes).
Noah Greenberg, dir.
Recording site and date:
The Cloisters, New York, NY, USA [01-02/1958];
Rel.: August 1958
MCAD2-10102 [CD] The Play of Daniel – The Play of Herod
 Horizon DL 34 541 [LP] Music for a Medieval Day: Music of the cloister, cathedral, court, marketplace, and countryside
Information from recordings (Decca LP & MCA CD), BN-Opale and James Gollin (from his book "Pied Piper, the many lives of Noah Greenberg", Pendragon, 2001).
Although the first recording of this medieval play, it is one of the most delightful I have ever heard, full of life.
To FAQ references to this recording.
To FAQ CD index page.Pierre-F. Roberge