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CHAN 10439 - Dyson: Nebuchadnezzar/ Woodland Suite/Three Songs of Praise
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CD available From: 01 October 2007
 George Dyson (1883-1964)
      premiere recording
Nebuchadnezzar 47:48
1 I Crotchet=54. 'Nebuchadnezzar the king made an image of gold' - 12:28
      Crotchet=about 60. The Herald. 'To you it is commanded' -
      Chorus: 'Therefore at that time…'
2 II Rhythmic, but not too fast. Chorus 'Wherefore at that time certain Chaldeans came near' - 10:58
      Slow. Chorus: 'Then Nebuchadezzar in his rage and fury…'-
      Expressive. Nebuchadnezzar: 'Is it of purpose, O Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego' -
      Calm. Chorus: 'O Nebuchadnezzar, we have no need to answer thee in this matter'
3 III Restless. Chorus: 'Then was Nebuchadnezzar full of fury' - 10:58
      Slow - Faster. Chorus: 'Therefore because the king's commandment was urgent' -
      Vigorous. Chorus: 'And the king's servants, that put them in' -
      Very broadly. Chorus: 'But the anger of the Lord came down…' -
      Serene, but not too slow. Chorus: 'Blessed art thou, O Lord' -
      Largamente - Quick. Chorus: 'Then Nebuchadnezzar the king was astonied' -
      Slower. Nebuchadnezzar: '…and they have no hurt' -
      Very subdued. Chorus: 'Then Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, came forth…' -
      Solemn. Nebuchadnezzar: 'Blessed be the God who hath sent his angel' -
      Deliberate. Nebuchadnezzar: 'Therefore I make a decree' -
4 IV Quiet and devotional. Solo Bass: 'O all ye works of the Lord, bless ye the Lord' - 6:44
      In strict time. Chorus: 'O let the earth bless the Lord' -
      Broad and sustained. Chorus: 'O ye children of men, bless ye the Lord'
 Mark Padmore tenor
 Neal Davies bass-baritone
 BBC Symphony Chorus
      premiere recording
Woodland Suite 7:22
      for strings and wind
      (flute, oboe, clarinet and bassoon ad libitum)
5 1 At Evening Bell. Tranquillo 2:23
6 2 Silken Sails. Allegretto 1:19
7 3 Moon-Fairy. Andante 2:08
8 4 Elfin Market. Allegro 1:31
9 O Praise God in His Holiness (Psalm 150) 2:12
      for chorus and orchestra
      Vigorous - Firmly - Very broadly - Molto sostenuto
 BBC Symphony Chorus
      premiere recording of orchestral version
Three Songs of Praise 9:54
      for accompanied chorus
      (string orchestra, with two timpani, two trumpets and three trombones ad libitum)
10 Praise. Vigorous 2:00
11 Lauds. Calm and sustained 4:27
12 A Poet's Hymn. Broadly 3:26
13 Confortare (Be Strong and of a good courage) 1:37
      for chorus and orchestra
      Maestoso - Allargando al fine
 BBC Symphony Chorus
 BBC Symphony Orchestra
 Richard Hickox
 Recorded in:
 Watford Colosseum (Town Hall)
      18 and 19 November 2006
 Brian Couzens
 Sound Engineer(s)
 Ralph Couzens
 Jonathan Cooper (Assistant: 18 November)
 John Benton (Assistant: 19 November)
 Format: Digital CD 16Bit 44.1Khz
Originally recorded in: 24Bit 96Khz

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