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Elgar: The Dream of Gerontius/Sea Pictures

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CHSA 5140
 
Multiple Set of 2 CDs
Elgar: The Dream of Gerontius/Sea Pictures
Running Time: 123:41
Release Date: October 2014
Originally recorded in 2014
Composer (1857-1934)
Sir Edward Elgar
Solo tenor
Stuart Skelton
Solo bass
David Soar
Solo mezzo-soprano
Dame Sarah Connolly
Orchestra
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Conductor
Sir Andrew Davis
Venue
Fairfield Halls, Croydon
Producer
Brian Pidgeon
Choral
BBC Symphony Chorus
Engineer
Ralph Couzens
Engineer (Assistant)
Jonathan Cooper
Genre:
Choir
Orchestral & Concertos

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SIR EDWARD ELGAR (1857 – 1934)

(1857-1934)
COMPACT DISC ONE

Sea Pictures

21:46
1.
1
Sea-Slumber- Song. Andantino - Tranquillo - Tempo I - Tranquillo -
4:43
2.
2
In Haven (Capri). Allegretto
1:37
3.
3
Sabbath Morning at Sea. Moderato - Più mosso - Più mosso - Tempo I - Molto maestoso -
5:31
4.
4
Where Corals Lie. Allegretto ma non troppo
3:37
5.
5
The Swimmer. Allegro di molto - Largamente - Poco meno mosso - Tempo I - Largamente
6:00

The Dream of Gerontius (beginning)

36:34
Part I
6.
Prelude. Lento, mistico -
9:07
7.
Gerontius: 'Jesu, Maria - I am near to death' -
3:42
8.
Assistants: 'Kyrie eleïson' -
2:11
9.
Gerontius: 'Rouse thee, my fainting soul, and play
0:51
the man' -
10.
Assistants: 'Be merciful, be gracious' spare him, Lord' -
2:48
11.
Gerontius: 'Sanctus fortis, Sanctus Deus' -
5:43
12.
Gerontius: 'I can no more; for now it comes again' -
2:06
13.
Assistants: 'Rescue him, O Lord, in this his evil hour' -
2:06
14.
Gerontius: 'Novissima hora est; and I fain would sleep' -
1:21
15.
The Priest: 'Proficiscere, anima Christiana,
1:54
16.
Assistantst: 'Go, in the name of Angels and Archangels'
4:38
de hoc mundo!' -
Total time: 58:33
COMPACT DISC TWO

The Dream of Gerontius (conclusion)

56:33
Part II
1.
Introduction. Soul of Gerontius: 'I went to sleep; and now I am refresh'd' -
6:15
2.
Angel: 'My work is done' -
2:20
3.
Soul of Gerontius: 'It is a member of that family' -
1:42
4.
Soul of Gerontius: 'I ever had believed' -
4:06
5.
Soul of Gerontius: 'But hard! upon my sense comes a fierce hubbub' -
0:49
6.
Demons: 'Low-born clods of brute earth' -
2:20
7.
Demons: 'The mind bold and independent' -
2:23
8.
Soul of Gerontius: 'I see not those false spirits' -
3:10
9.
Choir of Angelicals: 'Praise to the Holiest in the height' -
2:59
10.
Choir of Angelicals: 'Glory to Him, who evermore by truth and justice reigns' -
1:18
11.
Soul of Gerontius: 'But hark! a grand, mysterious
1:17
harmony' -
12.
Choir of Angelicals: 'Praise to the Holiest in the height' -
6:49
13.
Angel: 'Thy judgment now is near' -
3:05
14.
Angel of the Agony: 'Jesu! by that shuddering dread which fell on Thee' -
3:53
15.
Soul of Gerontius: 'I go before my Judge' -
1:30
16.
Angel: '…Praise to His Name!' -
1:30
17.
Soul of Gerontius: 'Take me away, and in the lowest deep there let me be' -
3:20
18.
Souls in Purgatory: 'Lord, Thou hast been our refuge: in every generation' -
1:03
19.
Angel: 'Softly and gently, dearly-ransom'd soul'
6:34
20.
Prelude, concert version
9:23
Total time: 66:14
Solo: Stuart Skelton tenor
Solo: David Soar bass
Solo: Dame Sarah Connolly mezzo-soprano
Choral: BBC Symphony Chorus
Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Sir Andrew Davis
3-5 April 2014




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