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CHSA 5127 - Holst: Orchestral Works, Volume 3
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CD available From: 16 September 2013
     
 Gustav Holst (1874-1934)
     
The Mystic Trumpeter, Op. 18, H 71 (1904, revised 1912) 18:23
      Scena for Soprano and Orchestra
      Edited by Colin Matthews
1 Molto sostenuto - Allegro agitato - 6:30
      'Hark! Some wild trumpeter'. Moderato - Lento -
      'Blow, trumpeter, free and clear'. Poco allegro - Meno mosso - Adagio - Allegretto - Andante - Pił lento - Molto adagio -
2 'Blow again, trumpeter'. Moderato - Poco allegro - 3:17
      Pił allegro - Andante - Adagio
      'O, how the immortal phantoms crowd around me!'. Moderato ma agitato - Affrettando - Moderato - Allegro moderato - Presto - Prestissimo - Allegro agitato -
3 'Blow again, trumpeter'. Allegro - 3:14
      'O trumpeter!'. Andante - Poco animato - Molto sostenuto - Andante maestoso -
4 Allegro moderato - 5:21
      'Now, trumpeter, for thy close'. Andante -
      'O glad, exulting, culminating song!'. Maestoso - Pochettino animato - Poco animato - Pił mosso - Andante maestoso - Adagio - Andante
     
First Choral Symphony, Op. 41, H 155 (1923-24) 50:45
      for Soprano Solo, Chorus, and Orchestra
      Prelude. Invocation to Pan
5 Chorus: 'O Thou, whose mighty palace roof doth hang'. 3:38
      Andante -
      I. Song and Bacchanal
6 Part I. Solo: 'Beneath my palm trees, by the river side'. 4:33
      Andante -
      Caroline Harrison viola
7 Solo: 'And as I sat, over the light blue hills'. 1:37
      Allegretto
8 Part 2. Chorus: 'Whence came ye, merry Damsels! whence came ye!'. 2:09
      Poco meno mosso - Allegretto -
      Part 3. Solo: 'Within his car, aloft, young Bacchus Stood'.
      [Allegretto] -
      '''Whence came ye, jolly Satyrs! whence came ye!'''
      Poco meno mosso -
9 Part 5. Solo: 'Onward the tiger and the leopard pants'. 2:01
      Poco animato - Pił mosso -
      Part 6. Chorus: 'Bacchus, young Bacchus! good or ill betide'.
      Andante maestoso
      II. Ode on a Grecian Urn
10 Chorus: 'Thou still unravish'd bride of quietness'. 2:58
      Molto adagio - [ ] -
11 Chorus: 'Heard melodies are sweet, but those unheard'. 2:09
      Tempo I - Poco animato - Tempo I -
12 Chorus: 'Ah, happy boughs! that cannot shed'. 1:48
      [Tempo I] -
13 Chorus: 'Who are these coming to the sacrifice?'. 2:00
      [Tempo I] -
14 Chorus: 'O Attic shape! fair attitude! with brede'. 3:08
      [Tempo I] - Largo
      III. Scherzo
15 Part 1. Fancy. Chorus: 'Ever let the Fancy roam'. 2:56
      Allegro -
16 Part 2. Folly's Song. Chorus: 'When wedding fiddles are a-playing'. 2:41
      Crotchet = crotchet (160) - Pił mosso - Presto - Prestissimo
      IV. Finale
17 Part 1. Solo: 'Spirit here that reignest!'. 3:15
      Senza misura (quasi Andante) -
      Part 2. Chorus: 'God of the golden bow'. Lento -
      Chorus: 'Here Homer with his nervous arms'. Pił mosso -
18 Part 3. Solo: 'Then, through thy Temple wide, melodious swells'. 5:18
      Andante sostenuto -
      Part 4. Chorus: ''Tis awful silence then again'. Lento -
      Chorus: 'Thou biddest Shakespeare wave his hand'.
      Vivace ma pesante - Molto pesante ma in tempo -
      Andante -
      Chorus: 'A silver trumpet Spenser blows'.
      Animato - Poco lento -
19 Part 5. Solo: 'Next thy Tasso's ardent numbers'. 3:16
      [Poco lento] - Moderato - Poco pił lento -
      Part 6. Chorus: 'But when Thou joinest with the Nine'.
      Moderato maestoso - Allegro - Andante con moto -
20 Chorus: 'Bards of Passion and of Mirth'. Allegretto - 4:49
      Chorus: 'Thus ye live on high, and then'.
      [Allegretto ] - Poco meno mosso - Allegretto -
21 Part 7. Solo: 'Spirit here that reignest!'. 2:05
      Senza misura (quasi Andante) -
      Chorus: 'Bards of Passion and of Mirth'.
      Sempre andante e non animato
 BBC Symphony Chorus
      69:20
     
 Susan Gritton soprano
 BBC Symphony Orchestra
 Sir Andrew Davis
 Recorded in:
 Fairfield Halls, Croydon
      6 and 7 April 2013
 Producer(s)
 Brian Pidgeon
 Sound Engineer(s)
 Ralph Couzens
 Jonathan Cooper (Assistant)
 Format: Digital CD 16Bit 44.1Khz
Originally recorded in: 24Bit 96Khz

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