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Elgar: The Dream of Gerontius
Running Time: 113:50
UPC Code: 095115244623

Release Date: July 2013
Originally recorded in 1988
Composer (1848-1918)
Sir Charles Hubert H. Parry
Composer (1857-1934)
Sir Edward Elgar
Solo mezzo-soprano (Angel)
Felicity Palmer
Solo tenor (Gerontius)
Arthur Davies
Solo bass (The Priest/Angel of the Agony)
Gwynne Howell
Solo organ
Roderick Elms
Conductor
Richard Hickox
Venue
Watford Town Hall
Producer
Brian Couzens
Engineer
Ralph Couzens
Engineer (Assistant)
Janet Middlebrook
Genre:
Orchestral & Concertos
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SIR CHARLES HUBERT H. PARRY

(1848-1918)
1.

Blest Pair of Sirens (1887)

11:54
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(At a Solemn Musick)
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An Ode by Milton
2.

I was glad (1902, revised 1911)

7:02
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Coronation Anthem for Edward VII
for Chorus and Orchestra
Revised for George V
Words from Psalm 122

SIR EDWARD ELGAR

(1857-1934)

The Dream of Gerontius, Op. 38

95:13
for Mezzo-soprano, Tenor, Bass, Chorus, and Orchestra
Words by Cardinal Newman
Part I: 37:16
3.
Prelude -
10:17
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Gerontius: 'Jesu, Maria - I am near to death' -
3:40
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Gerontius: 'Rouse thee, my fainting soul, and play the man' -
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Assistants: 'Be merciful, be gracious; spare him, Lord' -
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Gerontius: 'Sanctus fortis, Sanctus Deus' -
4:49
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Gerontius: 'I can no more; for now it comes again' -
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Assistants: 'Rescue him, O Lord, in this evil hour' -
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Gerontius: 'Novissima hora est; and I fain would sleep' -
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The Priest and Assistants: 'Profociscere, anima Christiana, de hoc mundo!' -
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Assistants: 'Go, in the name of Angels and Archangels'
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Part II: 57:57
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Introduction: Soul of Gerontius: 'I went to sleep;
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and now I am refreshed' -
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Angel: 'My work is done' -
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Angel: 'All hail! My child and brother, hail!' -
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Demons: 'Low-born clods of brute earth' -
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Angel: 'It is the restless panting of their being' -
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Demons: 'The mind bold and independent' -
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Soul of Gerontius: 'I see not those false spirits' -
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Choir of Angelicals: 'Praise to the Holiest in the height' -
2:40
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Angel: 'We now have passed the gate, and are within…' -
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Choir of Angelicals: 'Glory to Him, who evermore' -
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Angel: 'They sing of thy approaching agony' -
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Soul of Gerontius: 'But hark! a grand mysterious harmony' -
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Angel: 'And now the threshold, as we traverse it' -
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Choir of Angelicals: 'Praise to the Holiest in the height' -
6:56
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Angel: 'Thy judgement now is near, for we are come' -
3:23
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Angel of the Agony: 'Jesu! by that shuddering dread
3:50
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which fell on Thee' -
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Soul of Gerontius: 'I go before my Judge' -
1:43
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Angel: 'Praise to His Name!' -
1:34
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Soul of Gerontius: 'Take me away, and in the lowest
2:56
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deep…' -
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Souls in Purgatory: 'Lord, Thou hast been our refuge;
1:14
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in every generation' -
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Angel: 'Softly and gently, dearly-ransomed soul'
7:19
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Solo: Felicity Palmer mezzo-soprano (Angel)
Solo: Arthur Davies tenor (Gerontius)
Solo: Gwynne Howell bass (The Priest/Angel of the Agony)
Solo: Roderick Elms organ
Choral: London Symphony Chorus
Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Richard Hickox
14-16 February 1988

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COMPACT DISC ONE

SIR CHARLES HUBERT H. PARRY

(1848-1918)
1.

Blest Pair of Sirens (1887)

11:54
(At a Solemn Musick)
for Chorus and Orchestra
An Ode by Milton
2.

I was glad (1902, revised 1911)

7:02
Coronation Anthem for Edward VII
for Chorus and Orchestra
Revised for George V
Words from Psalm 122

SIR EDWARD ELGAR

(1857-1934)

The Dream of Gerontius, Op. 38

95:13
for Mezzo-soprano, Tenor, Bass, Chorus, and Orchestra
Words by Cardinal Newman
Part I: 37:16
3.
Prelude -
10:17
4.
Gerontius: 'Jesu, Maria - I am near to death' -
3:40
5.
Assistants: 'Kyrie eleison' -
2:16
6.
Gerontius: 'Rouse thee, my fainting soul, and play the man' -
0:51
7.
Assistants: 'Be merciful, be gracious; spare him, Lord' -
3:07
8.
Gerontius: 'Sanctus fortis, Sanctus Deus' -
4:49
9.
Gerontius: 'I can no more; for now it comes again' -
1:56
10.
Assistants: 'Rescue him, O Lord, in this evil hour' -
2:16
11.
Gerontius: 'Novissima hora est; and I fain would sleep' -
1:29
12.
The Priest and Assistants: 'Profociscere, anima Christiana, de hoc mundo!' -
1:59
13.
Assistants: 'Go, in the name of Angels and Archangels'
4:30
: 56:32
COMPACT DISC TWO
Part II: 57:57
1.
Introduction: Soul of Gerontius: 'I went to sleep;
6:25
and now I am refreshed' -
2.
Angel: 'My work is done' -
3:10
3.
Angel: 'All hail! My child and brother, hail!' -
5:44
4.
Demons: 'Low-born clods of brute earth' -
1:54
5.
Angel: 'It is the restless panting of their being' -
0:16
6.
Demons: 'The mind bold and independent' -
2:20
7.
Soul of Gerontius: 'I see not those false spirits' -
3:25
8.
Choir of Angelicals: 'Praise to the Holiest in the height' -
2:40
9.
Angel: 'We now have passed the gate, and are within…' -
0:27
10.
Choir of Angelicals: 'Glory to Him, who evermore' -
0:30
11.
Angel: 'They sing of thy approaching agony' -
0:47
12.
Soul of Gerontius: 'But hark! a grand mysterious harmony' -
0:39
13.
Angel: 'And now the threshold, as we traverse it' -
0:32
14.
Choir of Angelicals: 'Praise to the Holiest in the height' -
6:56
15.
Angel: 'Thy judgement now is near, for we are come' -
3:23
16.
Angel of the Agony: 'Jesu! by that shuddering dread
3:50
which fell on Thee' -
17.
Soul of Gerontius: 'I go before my Judge' -
1:43
18.
Angel: 'Praise to His Name!' -
1:34
19.
Soul of Gerontius: 'Take me away, and in the lowest
2:56
deep…' -
20.
Souls in Purgatory: 'Lord, Thou hast been our refuge;
1:14
in every generation' -
21.
Angel: 'Softly and gently, dearly-ransomed soul'
7:19
Solo: Felicity Palmer mezzo-soprano (Angel)
Solo: Arthur Davies tenor (Gerontius)
Solo: Gwynne Howell bass (The Priest/Angel of the Agony)
: 57:57
Solo: Roderick Elms organ
Choral: London Symphony Chorus
Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Richard Hickox
14-16 February 1988




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