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Elgar: Scenes from the Saga of King Olaf etc.

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CHAN 5149
 
Multiple Set of 2 CDs
Elgar: Scenes from the Saga of King Olaf etc.
Release Date: February 2015
Originally recorded in 2014
Composer (1857-1934)
Sir Edward Elgar
Solo soprano
Emily Birsan
Solo tenor
Barry Banks
Solo baritone
Alan Opie
Choral
Bergen Philharmonic Choir
Choral
Choir of Collegium Musicum
Choral
Edvard Grieg Kor
Conductor
Sir Andrew Davis
Venue
Grieghallen, Bergen, Norway
Producer
Brian Pidgeon
Engineer
Ralph Couzens
Engineer (NRK)
Gunnar Herleif Nilsen
Genre:
Choir
Orchestral & Concertos

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SIR EDWARD ELGAR

(1857-1934)

Scenes from the Saga of King Olaf (beginning)

53:18
Introduction
1.
Soli and Chorus 'There is […] a wondrous book'. Andante
3:07
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2.
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Recitative. Bass: 'Summon now the God of Thunder'. Allegro con fuoco - Poco men mosso -
0:57
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The Challenge of Thor
3.
2
Chorus: 'I am the God Thor'. Moderato - Molto maestoso -
4:01
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King Olaf's Return
4.
3
Solo. Tenor: 'And King Olaf heard the cry'. Allegro - [ ] - Allegro -
6:42
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4
Recitative. Bass: 'Tell how Olaf bore the Cross'. Allegro moderato - Meno mosso -
0:38
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The Conversion
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5
Scene. Chorus: 'King Olaf's prows at Nidaros'. Allegro moderato -
3:08
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Olaf (Tenor): 'Behold me, my people, and answer and say'. [ ] - Allegro - Più mosso -
4:58
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8.
Chorus: 'As leap the lights of winter'. Allegro con fuoco - Moderato -
3:02
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Chorus: 'Then o'er the blood-stained Horg-stone'. L'istesso tempo - Lento -
5:30
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Recitative. Bass: 'Now the child of Ironbeard dead'. Andantino
0:44
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Gudrun
11.
7
Scene. Soprano: 'On King Olaf's bridal night'. Adagio - Più mosso - Tempo I -
6:05
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Recitative. Bass: 'How the Wraith of Odin old'. Allegro
0:48
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The Wraith of Odin
13.
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Chorus (Ballad): 'The guests were loud, the ale was strong'. Allegro -
5:40
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14.
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Recitative. Bass: 'Sisters, sing ye now the song'. Allegro -
0:43
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Sigrid
15.
11
Scene. Chorus: 'Sigrid sits in her high abode'. Allegro -
2:23
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Olaf (Tenor): 'Sigrid, hail! with royal hand'. Meno mosso - Più animato -
4:30
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Solo: Emily Birsan soprano
Solo: Barry Banks tenor
Solo: Alan Opie baritone

Scenes from the Saga of King Olaf (conclusion)

31:37
17.
12
Recitative. Bass: 'Hark! she flies from Wendeland forth'. Allegretto -
0:41
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Thyri
18.
13
Chorus (Ballad): 'A little bird in the air'. Allegro -
4:48
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19.
14
Duet. Thyri (Soprano): 'The gray land breaks to lively green'. Allegro - Tranquillo -
2:19
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20.
Olaf (Tenor): 'Thyri, my beloved'. Moderato - [ ] - Più tranquillo -
6:06
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21.
15
Choral Recitative: 'After Queen Gunhild's death'. Allegro moderato -
1:30
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The Death of Olaf
22.
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Chorus: 'King Olaf's dragons take the sea'. Allegro -
6:41
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Vivace - Più mosso -
Epilogue
23.
Soli and Chorus. Recitative. Bass: 'In the convent of Drontheim'. Allegro -
1:29
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24.
Soli and Chorus: '"It is accepted"'. Andante - [ ] -
3:19
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Soli and Chorus: '"Stronger than steel"'. Più mosso - Animato - Andante (Tempo I)
4:37
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The Banner of Saint George

27:15
Scene 1
26.
'Within Sylenë's walls no sound is heard'. Andantino - Animato - Tempo I -
2:41
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27.
'The women of Sylenë rend their hair'. Allegretto - Andantino -
1:37
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'Forth from the palace, beautiful as day'. Allegretto - Più mosso - Animato - [ ] -
3:18
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29.
'"O calm your hearts." [she cries,] "O still your fears"'. Allegro
3:12
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Scene 2
30.
'Without a fear beside the dragon's tarn'. Andante - Tranquillo - L'istesso tempo -
2:46
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31.
'Hark! 'tis the ringing hoof of steed'. Allegro - [ ] -
2:38
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32.
'Loud cry the people, "Hate! the dragon comes!"' [ ] - Tempo I - L'istesso tempo -
5:25
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Epilogue (March)
33.
'It comes from the misty ages'. Maestoso, alla Marcia - Largamente e grandioso
5:34
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Total time: 59:07
Conductor: Sir Andrew Davis
16-19 June (Scenes from the Saga of King Olaf) & 19 and 20 June (The Banner of Saint George)

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SIR EDWARD ELGAR

(1857-1934)
COMPACT DISC ONE

Scenes from the Saga of King Olaf (beginning)

53:18
Introduction
1.
Soli and Chorus 'There is […] a wondrous book'. Andante
3:07
2.
1
Recitative. Bass: 'Summon now the God of Thunder'. Allegro con fuoco - Poco men mosso -
0:57
The Challenge of Thor
3.
2
Chorus: 'I am the God Thor'. Moderato - Molto maestoso -
4:01
King Olaf's Return
4.
3
Solo. Tenor: 'And King Olaf heard the cry'. Allegro - [ ] - Allegro -
6:42
5.
4
Recitative. Bass: 'Tell how Olaf bore the Cross'. Allegro moderato - Meno mosso -
0:38
The Conversion
6.
5
Scene. Chorus: 'King Olaf's prows at Nidaros'. Allegro moderato -
3:08
7.
Olaf (Tenor): 'Behold me, my people, and answer and say'. [ ] - Allegro - Più mosso -
4:58
8.
Chorus: 'As leap the lights of winter'. Allegro con fuoco - Moderato -
3:02
9.
Chorus: 'Then o'er the blood-stained Horg-stone'. L'istesso tempo - Lento -
5:30
10.
6
Recitative. Bass: 'Now the child of Ironbeard dead'. Andantino
0:44
Gudrun
11.
7
Scene. Soprano: 'On King Olaf's bridal night'. Adagio - Più mosso - Tempo I -
6:05
12.
8
Recitative. Bass: 'How the Wraith of Odin old'. Allegro
0:48
The Wraith of Odin
13.
9
Chorus (Ballad): 'The guests were loud, the ale was strong'. Allegro -
5:40
14.
10
Recitative. Bass: 'Sisters, sing ye now the song'. Allegro -
0:43
Sigrid
15.
11
Scene. Chorus: 'Sigrid sits in her high abode'. Allegro -
2:23
16.
Olaf (Tenor): 'Sigrid, hail! with royal hand'. Meno mosso - Più animato -
4:30
Solo: Emily Birsan soprano
Solo: Barry Banks tenor
Solo: Alan Opie baritone
COMPACT DISC TWO

Scenes from the Saga of King Olaf (conclusion)

31:37
1.
12
Recitative. Bass: 'Hark! she flies from Wendeland forth'. Allegretto -
0:41
Thyri
2.
13
Chorus (Ballad): 'A little bird in the air'. Allegro -
4:48
3.
14
Duet. Thyri (Soprano): 'The gray land breaks to lively green'. Allegro - Tranquillo -
2:19
4.
Olaf (Tenor): 'Thyri, my beloved'. Moderato - [ ] - Più tranquillo -
6:06
5.
15
Choral Recitative: 'After Queen Gunhild's death'. Allegro moderato -
1:30
The Death of Olaf
6.
16
Chorus: 'King Olaf's dragons take the sea'. Allegro -
6:41
Vivace - Più mosso -
Epilogue
7.
Soli and Chorus. Recitative. Bass: 'In the convent of Drontheim'. Allegro -
1:29
8.
Soli and Chorus: '"It is accepted"'. Andante - [ ] -
3:19
9.
Soli and Chorus: '"Stronger than steel"'. Più mosso - Animato - Andante (Tempo I)
4:37

The Banner of Saint George

27:15
Scene 1
10.
'Within Sylenë's walls no sound is heard'. Andantino - Animato - Tempo I -
2:41
11.
'The women of Sylenë rend their hair'. Allegretto - Andantino -
1:37
12.
'Forth from the palace, beautiful as day'. Allegretto - Più mosso - Animato - [ ] -
3:18
13.
'"O calm your hearts." [she cries,] "O still your fears"'. Allegro
3:12
Scene 2
14.
'Without a fear beside the dragon's tarn'. Andante - Tranquillo - L'istesso tempo -
2:46
15.
'Hark! 'tis the ringing hoof of steed'. Allegro - [ ] -
2:38
16.
'Loud cry the people, "Hate! the dragon comes!"' [ ] - Tempo I - L'istesso tempo -
5:25
Epilogue (March)
17.
'It comes from the misty ages'. Maestoso, alla Marcia - Largamente e grandioso
5:34
Total time: 59:07
Conductor: Sir Andrew Davis
16-19 June (Scenes from the Saga of King Olaf) & 19 and 20 June (The Banner of Saint George)




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