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Elgar: The Dream of Gerontius

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CHAN 241-46
 
Multiple Set of 2 CDs
Elgar: The Dream of Gerontius
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
Choral
London Symphony Chorus
Conductor
Richard Hickox
Venue
Watford Town Hall
Producer
Brian Couzens
Engineer
Ralph Couzens
Engineer (Assistant)
Janet Middlebrook
Genre:
Orchestral & Concertos
Choir

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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)
for Chorus and Orchestra
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
Total time: 37:16
3.
Prelude -
10:17
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Gerontius: 'Jesu, Maria - I am near to death' -
3:40
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Assistants: 'Kyrie eleison' -
2:16
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Gerontius: 'Rouse thee, my fainting soul, and play the man' -
0:51
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Assistants: 'Be merciful, be gracious; spare him, Lord' -
3:07
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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' -
1:56
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Assistants: 'Rescue him, O Lord, in this evil hour' -
2:16
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Gerontius: 'Novissima hora est; and I fain would sleep' -
1:29
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The Priest and Assistants: 'Profociscere, anima Christiana, de hoc mundo!' -
1:59
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Assistants: 'Go, in the name of Angels and Archangels'
4:30
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Total time: 57:57
14.
Introduction: Soul of Gerontius: 'I went to sleep;
6:25
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and now I am refreshed' -
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Angel: 'My work is done' -
3:10
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Angel: 'All hail! My child and brother, hail!' -
5:44
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Demons: 'Low-born clods of brute earth' -
1:54
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Angel: 'It is the restless panting of their being' -
0:16
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Demons: 'The mind bold and independent' -
2:20
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Soul of Gerontius: 'I see not those false spirits' -
3:25
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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…' -
0:27
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Choir of Angelicals: 'Glory to Him, who evermore' -
0:30
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Angel: 'They sing of thy approaching agony' -
0:47
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Soul of Gerontius: 'But hark! a grand mysterious harmony' -
0:39
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Angel: 'And now the threshold, as we traverse it' -
0:32
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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…' -
33.
Souls in Purgatory: 'Lord, Thou hast been our refuge;
1:14
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in every generation' -
34.
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
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
Total time: 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
Total time: 56:32
COMPACT DISC TWO
Total time: 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)
Total time: 57:57
Solo: Roderick Elms organ
Conductor: Richard Hickox
14-16 February 1988




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