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Bantock: Omar Khayyam

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CHSA 5051
 
Multiple Set of 3 CDs
Bantock: Omar Khayyam
Release Date: September 2007
Genre:
Choir
Orchestral & Concertos

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SIR GRANVILLE BANTOCK

(1868-1946)

Omar Khayyam

171:31
The Ruba'iyat according to Edward Fitzgerald set to Music
for Three Solo Voices, Chorus, and Orchestra in Three Parts
Principals:
The Beloved - Contralto
The Poet - Tenor
The Philosopher - Baritone
Chorus
COMPACT DISC ONE
Part I (beginning)
1.
[Prelude -]
5:54
2.
Chorus: 'Wake! For the Sun, who scattered into flight' -
2:08
3.
Chorus: 'Before the phantom of false morning died' -
2:28
4.
The Poet: 'And as the cock crew, those who stood before' -
2:20
5.
The Poet: 'Now the new year reviving old desires' -
1:45
6.
The Poet: 'Iram indeed is gone with all his rose' -
2:25
7.
Chorus: 'Whether at Naishápúr or Babylon' -
2:14
8.
The Beloved: 'Each morn a thousand roses brings, you say' -
1:34
9.
The Poet: 'With me along the strip of herbage strown' -
6:49
10.
Chorus: 'Some for the glories of this world; and some' -
2:06
11.
The Beloved: 'Look to the blowing Rose about us - 'Lo''' -
1:32
12.
Chorus: 'Think, in this battered caravanserai' -
2:09
13.
The Poet: 'I sometimes think that never blows so red' -
1:59
14.
The Poet: 'Ah, my Beloved, fill the cup that clears' -
1:55
15.
Chorus: 'Ah, make the most of what we yet may spend' -
2:57
16.
The Beloved: 'Alike for those who for To-day prepare' -
2:46
17.
The Philosopher: 'Myself when young did eagerly frequent' -
2:33
18.
Chorus: 'What, without asking, hither hurried Whence?' -
1:21
19.
The Poet: 'Up from earth's centre through the seventh gate' -
2:51
20.
Chorus: 'Earth could not answer; nor the seas that mourn' -
2:25
21.
The Poet: 'Then of THEE IN ME who works behind' -
0:52
22.
The Poet: 'Then to the lip of this poor earthen urn' -
2:34
23.
The Philosopher: 'I think the vessel, that with fugitive'
2:23
Total time: 58:14
COMPACT DISC TWO
Part I (conclusion)
1.
The Beloved: 'As then the tulip for her morning sup' -
3:39
2.
The Beloved: 'So when that Angel of the darker drink' -
2:18
3.
Chorus: ''Tis but a tent where takes his one day's rest' -
2:32
4.
The Beloved and the Poet: 'When you and I behind the veil are past' -
4:01
5.
[Interlude:] The Desert -
1:35
6.
The Caravan -
2:58
7.
Chorus: 'A moment's halt - a momentary taste' -
3:35
8.
The Philosopher: 'Would you that spangle of Existence spend' -
2:37
9.
The Philosopher: 'A moment guessed - then back behind the fold' -
2:34
10.
Chorus: 'Waste not your hour, nor in the vain pursuit' -
4:09
11.
Chorus: 'Better be jocund with the fruitful grape'
2:59
Part II
12.
The Philosopher: 'You know, my Friends, with what a brave carouse' -
2:11
13.
The Philosopher: 'Ah, but my computations, people say' -
1:40
14.
The Philosopher and Chorus: 'and 'twas - the Grape!' -
2:42
Chorus: 'The Grape that can with logic absolute' -
15.
Chorus: 'The mighty Mahmúd, Allah-breathing Lord' -
3:38
16.
The Philosopher: 'Why, be this Juice the growth of God, who dare' -
1:29
17.
The Philosopher: 'I must abjure the Balm of Life, I must' -
1:42
18.
Chorus: 'Oh threats of Hell and hopes of Paradise!' -
3:17
19.
Chorus: 'The Revelation of devout and learn'd' -
1:47
20.
Chorus: 'We are no other than a moving row' -
3:19
21.
The Beloved: 'The Moving finger writes; and, having writ' -
1:41
22.
The Beloved and the Poet: 'And that inverted bowl we call the sky' -
1:36
23.
The Poet: 'With Earth's first clay they did the last man knead' -
2:10
24.
The Philosopher: 'I tell you this - when, started from the goal' -
3:30
25.
The Beloved, the Poet and the Philosopher: 'What! out of senseless Nothing to provoke' -
4:41
26.
Chorus, the Beloved, the Poet and the Philosopher: 'Oh Thou, who didst with pitfall and with gin' -
1:46
27.
Chorus, the Beloved, the Poet and the Philospher: 'Oh Thou, who Man of baser earth didst make'
2:36
Total time: 73:08
COMPACT DISC THREE
Part III
1.
Introduction 'The Fast of Ramazán' -
2:47
2.
Worshippers in the Mosque -
4:10
3.
The Philosopher: 'As under cover of departing day' -
1:00
4.
Chorus: 'Shapes of all sorts and sizes, great and small' -
2:07
5.
First Pot: 'Said one among them - 'Surely not in vain'' -
6:36
6.
Chorus: 'So while the vessels one by one were speaking' -
1:55
7.
The Philosopher: 'Ah, with the grape my fading life provide' -
2:26
8.
The Philosopher: 'Indeed the idol I have loved so long' -
1:48
9.
The Philosopher: 'And much as wine has play'd the infidel' -
2:14
10.
The Poet: 'Yet ah, that Spring should vanish with the rose!' -
2:35
11.
The Poet: 'Would but the desert of the fountain yield' -
6:34
12.
Chorus, the Beloved, the Poet and the Philosopher: 'Yon rising moon that looks for us again' -
1:33
13.
Chorus, the Beloved, the Poet and the Philosopher: 'And when like her, oh Sáki, you shall pass'
4:15
Total time: 40:09
Solo: Catherine Wyn-Rogers mezzo-soprano
Solo: Toby Spence tenor
Solo: Roderick Williams baritone
with
Solo: Olivia Robinson soprano (First Pot)
Solo: Siân Menna mezzo-soprano (Second Pot)
Solo: Edward Price bass (Sixth Pot)
Conductor: Vernon Handley
1 and 2 October 2005 & 17 and 18 February 2007




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