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CHAN 8901
 
Holst: The Cloud Messenger
Release Date: November 1990
Originally recorded in 1990
Composer
Gustav Holst
Solo contralto
Della Jones
Choral
London Symphony Chorus
Conductor
Richard Hickox
Venue
St Jude on the Hill, Hampstead, London
Producer
Tim Oldham
Engineer
Ralph Couzens
Engineer (assistant)
Peter Newble
Genre:
Orchestral & Concertos

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GUSTAV HOLST

The Cloud Messenger, Op. 30

43:10
Text from Kalidasa, translated by Holst
for contralto solo, chorus and orchestra
1.
Adagio - Moderato maestoso
08:16
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'O thou, who com'st from heaven's king'
2.
Allegro
06:51
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'Tarry not, O Cloud, tarry not. Rushing northward through the sky thou seemest a
mountain peak…'
3.
Andante
04:48
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Contralto solo: 'Tarry not, O Cloud, tarry not'
4.
Moderato maestoso, senza accelerando
10:45
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Chorus (bassi): 'Tarry not, O Cloud. Bow thy head.'
5.
Adagio - Moderato
12:30
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Chorus: 'When the dancers are weary, and the minstrels sink
down to slumber'

The Hymn of Jesus, Op. 37

22:25
Text chosen and translated by Holst from the Apocryphal Acts of St John
for chorus, semi-chorus and orchestra
6.
Prelude - Senza misura - Lento
05:45
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The Hymn - Moderato maestoso
16:40
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Total time: 65:35
Solo: Della Jones contralto
Conductor: Richard Hickox
4,5 & 9 June 1990

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