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Elgar: Scenes from the Saga of king Olaf

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CHSA 5149
 
Multiple Set of 2 CDs
Elgar: Scenes from the Saga of king Olaf
Release Date: February 2015
Originally recorded in 2014
Genre:
Choir
Orchestral & Concertos

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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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