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CHAN 241-49 - Elgar: The Apostles
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CD available From: 21 July 2014
 Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
The Apostles, Op. 49 126:53
      Oratorio in Two Parts
1 Chorus: 'The Sprit of the Lord is upon me' 7:33
      Part I
      The Calling of the Apostles
2 Recitative. Tenor: 'And it came to pass in those days…' 2:46
      In the Mountain. Night
3 The Angel Gabriel: 'The voice of Thy watchman!' - 5:38
      The Dawn
4 Sound of the shofar - The Watchers: 'It shines! - 1:34
      Morning Psalm
5 The Singers: 'It is a good thing to give thanks unto the Lord' - 4:08
6 Recitative. Tenor: 'And when it was a day, He called unto Him His disciples' 9:23
      By the Wayside
7 Jesus: 'Blessed are the poor in Spirit' 7:56
      By the Sea of Galilee
8 Recitative. Tenor: 'And straightway Jesus constrained his disciples to get into a ship' - 1:50
      In the Tower of Magdala
9 Mary Magdalene: 'O Lord Almighty, God of Israel' - 5:56
10 Mary Magdalene - '''This shall ye have of Mine hand''' - 8:29
      In Caesarea Philippi
11 Recitative. Tenor: 'When Jesus came into the ports of Caesarea Philippi' - 5:20
      In Capernaum
12 Mary Magdalene: 'Thy face, Lord, will I seek' - 5:12
13 Chorus: 'Turn you to the stronghold, ye 3:19
      prisoners of hope'
      TT 73:49
      Part II
1 Orchestral Introduction 4:21
      The Betrayal
2 Recitative. Tenor: 'And it came to pass that He went 1:50
      throughout every city and village' -
3 Recitative. Chorus: 'Then gathered the chief Priests and 3:19
      Pharisees a council' -
      In Gethsemane
4 Judas: 'Hail, Master!' - 2:16
      In the Palace of the High Priest
5 Servants: 'Thou also wast with Jesus of Nazureth' - 3:21
      The Temple
6 Recitative. Contralto: 'Then Judas, which had betrayed Him' - 3:39
      Without the Temple
7 Judas: 'Whither shall I go from Thy Spirit?' 9:12
8 Chorus: 'Truly this was the Son of God' 4:36
      At the Sepulchre
9 Recitative. Contralto: 'And very early in the morning they came 4:32
      unto the sepulchre…'
10 The Apostles: 'We trusted that it had been He which should 4:21
      have redeemed Israel' -
      The Ascension
11 Recitative. Contralto: 'And when He had spoken these things' 11:32
      TT 53:04
 Alfreda Hodgson contralto - Mary Magdalene
 Alison Hargan soprano - The Blessed Virgin, The Angel Gabriel
 David Rendall tenor - St John
 Bryn Terfel bass - St Peter
 Stephen Roberts bass - Jesus
 Robert Lloyd bass - Judas
 London Symphony Chorus
 London Symphony Orchestra
 Richard Hickox
 Recorded in:
 St Jude on the Hill, Hampstead, London
      26-29 March 1990
 Ralph Couzens
 Sound Engineer(s)
 Ralph Couzens
 Peter Newble (Assistant)
      Penguin Guide ***>  
 Format: Digital CD 16Bit 44.1Khz
Originally recorded in: 24 Bit / 48k

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