Music by Francis Jackson - Drama by John Stuart Anderson
Speaker: John Stuart Anderson
Organ: Francis Jackson
Joanne Boddison - Anita Wiencelewski - Kathryn Woodruff
Robert Thompson – Quentin Brown
St Peter's Singers
Simon Lindley, director
Scene I – Who is the man? – Tyndale, the priest
Scene II – Where the road still leads Tyndale must go
Scene III – Gloucestershire! Gloucestershire! County of peace and plenty
Scene IV – Switch the scene from town to sea
Scene V – There is no safety in this place
Scene VI – Move across the water now from Germany to England
Scene VII – To the river now to take the ship
Scene VII (continued) – Tyndale
Scene VIII – God moves in ways more strange than man
Scene IX – Here I stand by the sea, between man and God
Scene X – The clouds are drawing in
Scene XI – Farewell to life! To love farewell!
The acts and scenes listed above are those of the musical work "A Time of Fire".
John Stuart Anderson's play "Tyndale" is cast within three acts, the boundaries of which do not necessarily coincide with the movements of Dr Jackson's music. Natural subdivsions also occur during the course of the scenes here delineated, especially at points where the spoken voice is heard solo and not underpinned by the musical score.
The text booklet with the recording contains the stanzas sung by the choir and soloists.
The full text is to be found in the published vocal score to "A Time of Fire" (Banks Music Publications)
and the complete play "Tyndale – a comedy of sorts" is published by J Garnet Miller.