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Parry: The Soul's Ransom/ The Lotos-Eaters/Blest pair of Sirens/Invocation to Music

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CHAN 241-31
 
Multiple Set of 2 CDs
Parry: The Soul's Ransom/ The Lotos-Eaters/Blest pair of Sirens/Invocation to Music
Release Date: February 2006
Originally recorded in 2005
Composer (1848-1918)
Sir Charles Hubert H. Parry
Solo soprano§
Anne Dawson
Solo mezzo-soprano*†
Della Jones
Solo tenor§
Arthur Davies
Solo baritone§
Brian Rayner Cook
Solo baritone*
David Wilson-Johnson
Orchestra *†§
London Philharmonic
Conductor *†§
Matthias Bamert
Conductor ‡
Richard Hickox
Venue
Watford Town Hall
Venue
Blackheath Halls, London
Venue
All Saints' Church, Tooting, London
Producer
Brian Couzens
Engineer
Ralph Couzens
Engineer (Assistant: Blest pair of Sirens, I was glad)
Janet Middlebrook
Engineer (other works)
Ben Connellan
Genre:
Choir
Orchestral & Concertos

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SIR CHARLES HUBERT H. PARRY

(1848-1918)

The Soul's Ransom*

47:04
A Psalm of the Poor
(Sinfonia Sacra)
for soprano, bass, chorus and orchestra
Section 1
1.
Introduction. Lento -
4:17
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2.
'Who can number the sands of the sea'. Lento -
8:17
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Section 2
3.
'Hear ye this, O ye people'. Allegro agitato -
4:21
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Bass solo
4.
'We look for light, but behold darkness'. Moderato maestoso -
3:21
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5.
'Why are ye so fearful, O ye of little faith?' Lento
7:10
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Soprano solo and chorus
Section 3
6.
'The hand of the Lord was upon me'. Maestoso
9:29
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Bass solo and chorus
Section 4
7.
'The people that walked in darkness'. Moderato, energico -
5:00
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Soprano solo
8.
'See how, ye that love the light'. Moderato, tranquillo
5:06
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Chorus

The Lotos-Eaters†

32:39
for soprano, chorus and orchestra
9.
I
'There is sweet music here that softer fall'. Andante tranquillo -
3:36
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10.
II
'Why are we weigh'd upon with heaviness'. Allegro -
1:39
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11.
III
'Lo! in the middle of the wood' -
2:40
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Soprano solo
12.
IV
'Hateful is the dark-blue sky'. Allegro moderato -
2:23
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13.
V
'How sweet it were, hearing the downward stream'. Andante tranquillo -
4:25
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Soprano solo
14.
VI
'Dear is the memory of our wedded lives'. Moderato - Lento -
4:28
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Men's chorus
15.
VII
'But, propt on beds of amaranth and moly'. Andantino -
2:20
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Soprano solo
16.
VIII
'The Lotos blooms below the barren peak'. Allegro tranquillo - Andante
11:07
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Chorus and soprano solo
17.

Blest pair of Sirens‡

11:53
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An Ode by Milton

Invocation to Music§

54:57
An Ode (in Honour of Henry Purcell) by Robert Bridges
for soprano, tenor, bass, chorus and orchestra
Introduction -
18.
I
'Myriad voicèd Queen!' Moderato -
5:10
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Chorus
19.
II
'Turn, O return!. Allegretto tranquillo
4:05
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Chorus and soprano solo
20.
III
'Thee, fair Poetry oft hath sought'. Allegretto tranquillo
4:33
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Tenor solo
21.
IV
'The monstrous sea'. Maestoso energico
5:34
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Chorus
22.
V
'Love to Love calleth'. Andante appassionato
5:17
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Soprano and tenor
23.
VI
Dirge. 'Tome, tome, fair-hearted Goddess, come!' Maestoso -
8:05
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Bass solo
24.
VII
'Man, born of desire'. Moderato -
4:55
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25.
VIII
'Rejoice, ye dead, where'er your spirits dwell'. Più lento
6:10
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Soprano solo and chorus
26.
IX
'O enter with me the gates of delight'. Allegro vivace
5:41
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Soprano, tenor and bass
27.
X
'Thou, O Queen of sinless grace'. Allegro vivo
5:09
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Chorus
28.

I was glad‡

7:10
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Anthem, with words from Psalm 122
Solo: Anne Dawson soprano§
Solo: Della Jones mezzo-soprano*†
Solo: Arthur Davies tenor§
Solo: Brian Rayner Cook baritone§
Solo: David Wilson-Johnson baritone*
London Philharmonic Choir
London Symphony Chorus
London Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Matthias Bamert *†§
Conductor: Richard Hickox ‡
14-16 February (Blest pair of Sirens, I was glad)
25-27 March 1991 (The Soul's Ransom, The Lotos-Eaters)
10-11 May 1991 (Invocation to Music)

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SIR CHARLES HUBERT H. PARRY

(1848-1918)
COMPACT DISC ONE

The Soul's Ransom*

47:04
A Psalm of the Poor
(Sinfonia Sacra)
for soprano, bass, chorus and orchestra
Section 1
1.
Introduction. Lento -
4:17
2.
'Who can number the sands of the sea'. Lento -
8:17
Chorus
Section 2
3.
'Hear ye this, O ye people'. Allegro agitato -
4:21
Bass solo
4.
'We look for light, but behold darkness'. Moderato maestoso -
3:21
Chorus
5.
'Why are ye so fearful, O ye of little faith?' Lento
7:10
Soprano solo and chorus
Section 3
6.
'The hand of the Lord was upon me'. Maestoso
9:29
Bass solo and chorus
Section 4
7.
'The people that walked in darkness'. Moderato, energico -
5:00
Soprano solo
8.
'See how, ye that love the light'. Moderato, tranquillo
5:06
Chorus

The Lotos-Eaters†

32:39
for soprano, chorus and orchestra
9.
I
'There is sweet music here that softer fall'. Andante tranquillo -
3:36
Chorus
10.
II
'Why are we weigh'd upon with heaviness'. Allegro -
1:39
Chorus
11.
III
'Lo! in the middle of the wood' -
2:40
Soprano solo
12.
IV
'Hateful is the dark-blue sky'. Allegro moderato -
2:23
Chorus
13.
V
'How sweet it were, hearing the downward stream'. Andante tranquillo -
4:25
Soprano solo
14.
VI
'Dear is the memory of our wedded lives'. Moderato - Lento -
4:28
Men's chorus
15.
VII
'But, propt on beds of amaranth and moly'. Andantino -
2:20
Soprano solo
16.
VIII
'The Lotos blooms below the barren peak'. Allegro tranquillo - Andante
11:07
Chorus and soprano solo
Total time: 79:55
COMPACT DISC TWO
1.

Blest pair of Sirens‡

11:53
An Ode by Milton

Invocation to Music§

54:57
An Ode (in Honour of Henry Purcell) by Robert Bridges
for soprano, tenor, bass, chorus and orchestra
Introduction -
2.
I
'Myriad voicèd Queen!' Moderato -
5:10
Chorus
3.
II
'Turn, O return!. Allegretto tranquillo
4:05
Chorus and soprano solo
4.
III
'Thee, fair Poetry oft hath sought'. Allegretto tranquillo
4:33
Tenor solo
5.
IV
'The monstrous sea'. Maestoso energico
5:34
Chorus
6.
V
'Love to Love calleth'. Andante appassionato
5:17
Soprano and tenor
7.
VI
Dirge. 'Tome, tome, fair-hearted Goddess, come!' Maestoso -
8:05
Bass solo
8.
VII
'Man, born of desire'. Moderato -
4:55
Chorus
9.
VIII
'Rejoice, ye dead, where'er your spirits dwell'. Più lento
6:10
Soprano solo and chorus
10.
IX
'O enter with me the gates of delight'. Allegro vivace
5:41
Soprano, tenor and bass
11.
X
'Thou, O Queen of sinless grace'. Allegro vivo
5:09
Chorus
12.

I was glad‡

7:10
Anthem, with words from Psalm 122
Total time: 74:19
Solo: Anne Dawson soprano§
Solo: Della Jones mezzo-soprano*†
Solo: Arthur Davies tenor§
Solo: Brian Rayner Cook baritone§
Solo: David Wilson-Johnson baritone*
London Philharmonic Choir
London Symphony Chorus
London Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Matthias Bamert *†§
Conductor: Richard Hickox ‡
14-16 February (Blest pair of Sirens, I was glad)
25-27 March 1991 (The Soul's Ransom, The Lotos-Eaters)
10-11 May 1991 (Invocation to Music)




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