THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH (1964)



Composer: Leonard Bernstein
Lyricists: Betty Comden and Adolph Green

Opened: Unproduced


Spring Will Come Again (middle section later used in the boy soprano aria of CHICHESTER PSALMS):

1. Peter Pan, CD/Koch KIC-CD-7596 (Linda Eder and Michael Shawn-Lewis with Alexander Frey, piano)

For recordings of Bernstein's CHICHESTER PSALMS, see:

1. Chichester Psalms, CBS MS 6792 (Camerata Singers directed by Abraham Kaplan with John Bogart, alto, and the New York Philharmonic conducted by Leonard Bernstein) [reissued on Kaddish Symphony/Chichester Psalms, Sony SMK 60595]
2. Requiem/Chichester Psalms, MCA Classics MCA-6199 (London Symphony Chorus with Aled Jones, treble, and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Richard Hickox) [reissued as CD/Griffin 4044]
3. Chichester Psalms, Deutsche Grammophon 2530968 (Wiener Jeunesse Chor directed by Günterh Teuring with boy alto from Wiener Sängerknaben and the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Leonard Bernstein) [reissued on CD/Deutsche Grammophon 415965-2]
4. Chichester Psalms/Hymnus Paradisi, Bay Cities 1035 (Pacific Chorale conducted with John Alexander)
5. Chichester Psalms, Angel (S) S 37119 (James Bowman, counter-tenor, and the King's College Choir of Cambridge directed by Phillip Ledger)
6. Chichester Psalms/In The Beginning/Agnus Dei, CD/Hyperion 66219 (Dominic Martelli, alto, with the Corydon Singers directed by Matthew Best)
7. Chichester Psalms, CD/Naxos 8559177 (Bournemouth Symphony Chorus directed by Neville Creed and the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra conducted by Marin Alsop)
8. Chichester Psalms, CD/Lammas 125 (Wells Cathedral Choir)
9. Chichester Psalms/In The Beginning, CD/EMI 54188 (Choir of King's College, Cambridge, led by Stephen Cleobury)
10. Chichester Psalms/I Never Saw Another Butterfly, CD/Music Masters 60239 (The American Boychoir directed by Robert Palmer and the American Symphony Orchestra conducted by James Litton)
11. Kaddish/Chichester Psalms, CD/Naxos 8559456 (Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir directed by Ian Tracey with Michael Small, treble, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Gerard Schwarz)
12. Kaddish/Chichester Psalms/Missa Brevis, CD/Chandos 10172 (London Oratory School Schola, the BBC Singers, and the BBC Symphony Chorus led by Michael McCarthy with Pablo Strong, treble, and the BBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Leonard Slatkin)
13. Belshazzar's Feast/Chichester Psalms/Missa Brevis, CD/Telarc 80181 (Atlanta Symphony and Chorus conducted by Robert Shaw)
14. Chichester Psalms/Gloria/Magnificat Antiphon/Missa Sillabica, CD/
Regis 1003 (Clare College Choir, Cambridge, led by Daan Manneke, with Ensemble Calefax and the Wallace Collection conducted by Timothy J. Brown)
15. Symphony No. 3 "Kaddish"/Chichester Psalms, CD/Warner Classics & Jazz 492540 (Maîtrise de Radio France led by Denis Dupays and the French Radio Choir led by Francois Polgar with Joseph Mills, boy soprano, and the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France conducted by Yutaka Sado)
16. Be Glad Then, America, CD/Gloriae Dei Cantores 8 (Gloriae Dei Cantores conducted by Elizabeth C. Patterson)
17. Bernstein & Britten, CD/Amercian Choral 123 (The Dale Warland Singers conducted by Dale Warland)
18. Psalmy XX Wieku, CD/Accord 112 (Krakow Chamber Choir)
19. The Papal Concert to Commemorate the Holocaust, CD/Justice 1801 (Accademia di Santa Cecilia Chorus, Capella Giulia della Basilica di San Pietro, and the Rome Philharmonic Orchestra)
The Leonard Bernstein Audio Materials at the Library of Congress include a number of unpublished recordings of Chichester Psalms.


Unrecorded Song:

1. Here Comes The Sun (written for THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH; music later used in CHICHESTER PSALMS)