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CHAN 9156 - Elgar: Caractacus
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 Edward Elgar
     
Caractacus Op.35 101:29
     
      COMPACT DISC ONE 61:21
     
      Scene I - British camp on the Malvern Hills, Night
1 Chorus: Watchmen, alert! 5:46
2 Caractacus: Watchmen, alert! The King is here 6:16
3 Eigen, Orbin, Caractacus: Father, Sire and King 2:22
4 Eigen: At eve to the greenwood 2:38
5 Eigen, Orbin, Caractacus: On the ocean and the river 2:49
6 Chorus: Rest, weary monarch 3:07
      Scene II - The sacred oak grove by the tomb of the Kings
7 Arch-Druid, Chorus: Tread the mystic circle round 4:45
8 Chorus: Lord of dread 2:44
9 Arch-Druid, Orbin, Caractacus: Bard, what read ye? 8:00
10 Caractacus, Chorus: Leap to light 5:20
11 Chorus: Hence, ere the Druid's wrath is woke 3:05
      Scene III - The forest near the Severn. Morning
12 Introduction Orchestra: 'Woodland Interlude' 1:59
13 Chorus: Come! Beneath our wodland bow'rs 1:14
14 Eigen: O'er-arch'd by leaves 3:43
15 Orbin: Last night beneath the sacred oak 1:43
16 Eigen, Orbin, Chorus: They gather the wreaths 5:41
     
     
      COMPACT DISC TWO 58:21
     
      Scene IV - The Malvern Hills
1 Chorus: Wild rumours shake our calm retreat 2:31
2 Eigen: When the glow of the evening 2:35
3 Chorus: We were gather'ed by the river 2:23
4 Caractacus, Chorus: O my warriors 4:21
      Scene V - The Severn
5 A Bard, Chorus: Captive Britons, see them 4:22
      Scene VI - Rome. The Triumphal Procession
6 Processional Music Orchestra, Chorus 7:18
      The march triumphal thunders
7 Claudius: Unbind his hands 0:58
8 Caractacus: Heap torment upon torment 4:55
9 Chorus: Slay the Briton 0:36
10 Caractacus: I plean not for myself 2:37
11 Eigen, Orbin, Caractacus, Claudius: Grace from the Roman 2:37
12 Chorus: The clang of arms is over 4:53
Severn Suite Op. 87a 18:02
      Version for full orchestra
13 I Introductiion. Worcester Castle 2:33
      Pomposo
14 II Toccata. tournament 3:59
      Allegro molto
15 III Fugue. The Cathedral 4:03
      Andante
16 IV Minuet. Commandery 5:12
      Moderato
17 V Coda 2:15
      Lento
     
 Alastair Miles bass
 Arthur Davies tenor
 David Wilson-Johnson baritone
 Judith Howarth soprano
 Stephen Roberts bass
     
 London Symphony Chorus
 London Symphony Orchestra
 Richard Hickox
     
     
 Recorded in:
 All Saints' Church, Tooting, London
      26-28, 30-31 October 1992
     
 Producer(s)
 Brian Couzens
     
 Sound Engineer(s)
 Ralph Couzens
 Peter Newble (Assistant)
     
         
      Awards  
      Penguin Guide ***>  
 Format: Digital CD 16Bit 44.1Khz
Originally recorded in: 24Bit 96Khz

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