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Holst: Orchestral Works, Volume 3

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CHSA 5127
 
Holst: Orchestral Works, Volume 3
Release Date: October 2013
Originally recorded in 2013
Genre:
Choir
Orchestral & Concertos

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GUSTAV HOLST

(1874-1934)

The Mystic Trumpeter, Op. 18, H 71 (1904, revised 1912)

18:23
Scena for Soprano and Orchestra
Edited by Colin Matthews
1.
Molto sostenuto - Allegro agitato -
6:30
'Hark! Some wild trumpeter'. Moderato - Lento -
'Blow, trumpeter, free and clear'. Poco allegro - Meno mosso - Adagio - Allegretto - Andante - Più lento - Molto adagio -
2.
'Blow again, trumpeter'. Moderato - Poco allegro -
3:17
Più allegro - Andante - Adagio
'O, how the immortal phantoms crowd around me!'. Moderato ma agitato - Affrettando - Moderato - Allegro moderato - Presto - Prestissimo - Allegro agitato -
3.
'Blow again, trumpeter'. Allegro -
3:14
'O trumpeter!'. Andante - Poco animato - Molto sostenuto - Andante maestoso -
4.
Allegro moderato -
5:21
'Now, trumpeter, for thy close'. Andante -
'O glad, exulting, culminating song!'. Maestoso - Pochettino animato - Poco animato - Più mosso - Andante maestoso - Adagio - Andante

First Choral Symphony, Op. 41, H 155 (1923-24)

50:45
for Soprano Solo, Chorus, and Orchestra
Prelude. Invocation to Pan
5.
Chorus: 'O Thou, whose mighty palace roof doth hang'.
3:38
Andante -
I. Song and Bacchanal
6.
Part I. Solo: 'Beneath my palm trees, by the river side'.
4:33
Andante -
Caroline Harrison viola
7.
Solo: 'And as I sat, over the light blue hills'.
1:37
Allegretto
8.
Part 2. Chorus: 'Whence came ye, merry Damsels! whence came ye!'.
2:09
Poco meno mosso - Allegretto -
Part 3. Solo: 'Within his car, aloft, young Bacchus Stood'.
[Allegretto] -
'''Whence came ye, jolly Satyrs! whence came ye!'''
Poco meno mosso -
9.
Part 5. Solo: 'Onward the tiger and the leopard pants'.
2:01
Poco animato - Più mosso -
Part 6. Chorus: 'Bacchus, young Bacchus! good or ill betide'.
Andante maestoso
II. Ode on a Grecian Urn
10.
Chorus: 'Thou still unravish'd bride of quietness'.
2:58
Molto adagio - [ ] -
11.
Chorus: 'Heard melodies are sweet, but those unheard'.
2:09
Tempo I - Poco animato - Tempo I -
12.
Chorus: 'Ah, happy boughs! that cannot shed'.
1:48
[Tempo I] -
13.
Chorus: 'Who are these coming to the sacrifice?'.
2:00
[Tempo I] -
14.
Chorus: 'O Attic shape! fair attitude! with brede'.
3:08
[Tempo I] - Largo
III. Scherzo
15.
Part 1. Fancy. Chorus: 'Ever let the Fancy roam'.
2:56
Allegro -
16.
Part 2. Folly's Song. Chorus: 'When wedding fiddles are a-playing'.
2:41
Crotchet = crotchet (160) - Più mosso - Presto - Prestissimo
IV. Finale
17.
Part 1. Solo: 'Spirit here that reignest!'.
3:15
Senza misura (quasi Andante) -
Part 2. Chorus: 'God of the golden bow'. Lento -
Chorus: 'Here Homer with his nervous arms'. Più mosso -
18.
Part 3. Solo: 'Then, through thy Temple wide, melodious swells'.
5:18
Andante sostenuto -
Part 4. Chorus: ''Tis awful silence then again'. Lento -
Chorus: 'Thou biddest Shakespeare wave his hand'.
Vivace ma pesante - Molto pesante ma in tempo -
Andante -
Chorus: 'A silver trumpet Spenser blows'.
Animato - Poco lento -
19.
Part 5. Solo: 'Next thy Tasso's ardent numbers'.
3:16
[Poco lento] - Moderato - Poco più lento -
Part 6. Chorus: 'But when Thou joinest with the Nine'.
Moderato maestoso - Allegro - Andante con moto -
20.
Chorus: 'Bards of Passion and of Mirth'. Allegretto -
4:49
Chorus: 'Thus ye live on high, and then'.
[Allegretto ] - Poco meno mosso - Allegretto -
21.
Part 7. Solo: 'Spirit here that reignest!'.
2:05
Senza misura (quasi Andante) -
Chorus: 'Bards of Passion and of Mirth'.
Sempre andante e non animato
Total time: 69:20
Solo: Susan Gritton soprano
Conductor: Sir Andrew Davis
6 and 7 April 2013




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