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The Mapleson Cylinders - Program Notes

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- Meyerbeer: L'AFRICAINE
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Act IV: Brahma! Wischnou! excerpts :

(a) "[Brahma!] Wischnou! Shiva!"

(b) "Brahma! Wischnou! Shiva!"

Pol Planšon (bs), Grand Brahmin

Metropolitan Opera Chorus & Orchestra--

Phillippe Flon

March 15, 1901

[Snake; Glackens 74.]

Later in the same act, for some reason, Mapleson elected to record the brief choral invocation led by the Grand Brahmin, in two of its three occurrences; the first time, he missed the opening call to "Brahma!"

[original]

GRAND BRAHMIN, echoed by CHORUS

Brahma! Wischnou! Shiva!
Gloire Ó vous!

[translation]

GRAND BRAHMIN, echoed by CHORUS

Brahma! Vishnu! Shiva!
Glory to thee!


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