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The Selfish Giant

by Gannon University's Erie Chamber Orchestra & Matthew Kraemer

World premiere opera based on the short story by Oscar Wilde.
Genre: Classical: Opera
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1. Prelude
Gannon University's Erie Chamber Orchestra & Matthew Kraemer
6:37 $0.99
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2. What a Lovely Garden
Gannon University's Erie Chamber Orchestra & Matthew Kraemer
3:23 $0.99
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3. Listen, Listen
Gannon University's Erie Chamber Orchestra & Matthew Kraemer
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4. What Are You Doing Here?
Gannon University's Erie Chamber Orchestra & Matthew Kraemer
2:21 $0.99
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5. Oh, How Happy We Were in the Garden
Gannon University's Erie Chamber Orchestra & Matthew Kraemer
1:40 $0.99
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6. Interlude
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2:55 $0.99
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7. Spring Has Forgotten This Garden
Gannon University's Erie Chamber Orchestra & Matthew Kraemer
3:13 $0.99
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8. I Am the North Wind
Gannon University's Erie Chamber Orchestra & Matthew Kraemer
1:53 $0.99
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9. Good Day Ladies
Gannon University's Erie Chamber Orchestra & Matthew Kraemer
1:22 $0.99
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10. I Am the Hail
Gannon University's Erie Chamber Orchestra & Matthew Kraemer
1:33 $0.99
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11. Madrigal - Welcome
Gannon University's Erie Chamber Orchestra & Matthew Kraemer
3:51 $0.99
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12. I Cannot Understand Why the Spring
Gannon University's Erie Chamber Orchestra & Matthew Kraemer
2:51 $0.99
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13. Oh How the Winter Seems to Linger
Gannon University's Erie Chamber Orchestra & Matthew Kraemer
3:12 $0.99
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14. I Hope There'll Be a Change...
Gannon University's Erie Chamber Orchestra & Matthew Kraemer
1:11 $0.99
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15. I Am the Autumn
Gannon University's Erie Chamber Orchestra & Matthew Kraemer
3:34 $0.99
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16. Madrigal (Reprise)
Gannon University's Erie Chamber Orchestra & Matthew Kraemer
1:09 $0.99
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17. Introduction
Gannon University's Erie Chamber Orchestra & Matthew Kraemer
1:15 $0.99
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18. Is That Music I Hear?
Gannon University's Erie Chamber Orchestra & Matthew Kraemer
2:06 $0.99
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19. There's a Hole in the Wall
Gannon University's Erie Chamber Orchestra & Matthew Kraemer
0:42 $0.99
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20. Here I Wander
Gannon University's Erie Chamber Orchestra & Matthew Kraemer
2:42 $0.99
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21. Oh, How Selfish I Have Been
Gannon University's Erie Chamber Orchestra & Matthew Kraemer
3:39 $0.99
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22. I Will Knock Down the Wall
Gannon University's Erie Chamber Orchestra & Matthew Kraemer
1:36 $0.99
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23. Come! It Is Your Garden Now
Gannon University's Erie Chamber Orchestra & Matthew Kraemer
2:05 $0.99
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24. We Thank You, Sir
Gannon University's Erie Chamber Orchestra & Matthew Kraemer
3:09 $0.99
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25. But Where Is Your Little Companion
Gannon University's Erie Chamber Orchestra & Matthew Kraemer
2:12 $0.99
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26. Introduction, Pt. 2
Gannon University's Erie Chamber Orchestra & Matthew Kraemer
1:40 $0.99
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27. Many Seasons Now Have Passed
Gannon University's Erie Chamber Orchestra & Matthew Kraemer
3:30 $0.99
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28. What Do I See
Gannon University's Erie Chamber Orchestra & Matthew Kraemer
1:21 $0.99
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29. Who Hath Dared to Wound Thee?
Gannon University's Erie Chamber Orchestra & Matthew Kraemer
0:49 $0.99
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30. Nay! Nay!
Gannon University's Erie Chamber Orchestra & Matthew Kraemer
1:56 $0.99
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31. Once You Let Me Play in Your Garden
Gannon University's Erie Chamber Orchestra & Matthew Kraemer
3:25 $0.99
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Album Notes
The entire opera takes place in the garden of the Selfish Giant.

Scene 1
Children play in the garden of the Selfish Giant. After being gone for several years, the Giant suddenly returns and chases the children away. He builds a wall to keep them out.

Scene 2
With all the children gone, spring turns to winter in the garden. The Snow, Frost, North Wind, and Hail take over and perpetual winter reigns therein. The Giant longs for spring. Passing the garden by, the Autumn announces that winter will remain as long as the Giant is so selfish. The Elements frolic among the trees.

Scene 3
The Giant hears a linnet singing in the garden. Spring returns when the children enter through a hole in the wall. But in one corner of the garden it is still winter. There a small boy is seen crying as he tries in vain to climb a tree. Pitying him, the Giant realizes his error and goes out to help him. But the other children run away in fear. The Giant lifts the boy into the tree and the boy kisses him in gratitude. Greatly moved, the Giant knocks down the wall and the children return. They all play together. As darkness approaches, the children beg their leave. But the boy is nowhere to be found. No one knows who he is or where he came from. The Giant is crestfallen.

Scene 4
Winter, years later. The Giant, who has now grown old, still longs to see the boy. Suddenly he appears in the garden standing beneath a tree in full bloom. Overjoyed, the Giant runs to him. When he sees the terrible wounds on the boy’s hands and feet he furiously demands to know the perpetrator. Deflecting his anger, the boy replies that they are the wounds of love. The Giant is perplexed. The boy invites him to come with him to his garden in Paradise. The Giant dies. Flower petals falling from heaven cover his body.

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