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Parry: Scenes from Shelley''s ''Prometheus Unbound''

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CHSA 5317
 
Parry: Scenes from Shelley''s ''Prometheus Unbound''
CD UPC: 095115531723

Release Date: September 2023
Originally recorded in September 2022
Soprano Voice (Spirit of the Hour) *
Sarah Fox
Mezzo Voice (The Earth) *
Dame Sarah Connolly
Tenor Voice (Jupiter / Mercury) *
David Butt Philip
Baritone Voice (Prometheus) *
Neal Davies
Conductor
William Vann
Genre:
Vocal & Song

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SIR CHARLES HUBERT H. PARRY

premiere recording

Scenes from Shelley''s ''Prometheus Unbound'' *

61:02
Dramatic Cantata
for Soloists, Chorus, and Orchestra
Dedicated to C. Harford Lloyd, Esq.
Edited by Jeremy Dibble
Part I. Introduction
1.
I
Maestoso, assai lento -
2:40
2.
Prometheus: ''Monarch of Gods and Dæmons'',. Maestoso, ma non troppo
1:40
lento - Poco più moto -
3.
Prometheus: ''Alas! Ah me!''. Andante con moto - Più moto -
2:51
Tempo giusto - Sostenuto - Stringendo - Allegro -
4.
Voice from the mountains: ''Thrice three hundred thousand years''. Adagio -
2:00
5.
Mercury: ''Awful sufferer!''. [ ] - Sostenuto - Più moto -
3:57
Molto sostenuto - Più lento -
6.
Chorus of Furies: ''Prometheus! Immortal Titan!''. Allegro -
4:06
Con moto - Più lento -
7.
2
The Earth: ''I felt thy torture, son''. Andante con moto - [ ] -
2:59
Tempo I - Andante molto sostenuto -
8.
Chorus of Spirits: ''From unremember''d ages we''. A tempo -
4:19
9.
Prometheus: ''How fair these airborn shapes!''. Più moto, ma poco
3:29
più sostenuto - Sostenuto - A tempo più sostenuto -
10.
Voices of Spirits: ''Life of Life!''. Andante con moto moderato -
2:53
11.
Contralto: ''Fair are others''. Meno mosso - Sostenuto ad libitum
3:37
Part II
Scene 1
12.
3
Allegro moderato -
4:16
Jupiter: ''Ye congregated pow''rs of heav''n''. Slower -
Poco più mosso - Poco meno mosso - Allegro [comodo] -
13.
Jupiter: ''Awful shape, what art thou?''. Maestoso -
2:27
Demogorgon: ''Eternity''. [ ] -
14.
Jupiter: ''Oh, that thou wouldst make mine enemy my judge''.
2:15
Allegro - Allegro molto - Largamente
15.
4
Andante -
4:30
Spirit of the Hour: ''Soon as the sound had ceased''. [ ] -
[Poco] più moto - [Più moto ma giusto] - Poco sostenuto
16.
5
Voices of unseen Spirits: ''The pale stars are gone!''. Allegro comodo -
7:03
Semichorus of Hours: ''The voice of the Spirits of Air and of Earth''. [ ] -
Chorus of Spirits: ''Weave the dance on the floor of the breeze''. Allegro
molto - Più allegro - Presto -
Chorus of Hours: ''Whence come ye, so wild and so fleet''.
Allegro moderato -
17.
Spirits: ''We come from the mind''. Andante - Più lento - Poco più mosso -
2:20
18.
Chorus of Spirits and Hours: ''Then weave the web of the mystic measures''.
3:33
Allegro moderato - Più moto ed accelerando -
Allegro molto [tempo giusto] - [Alla breve]
19.

Blest Pair of Sirens

9:41
in E-flat Major • in Es-Dur • en mi bémol majeur
(At a Solemn Musick)
An Ode
for Chorus and Orchestra
To Charles Villiers Stanford and the members of the Bach Choir
Allegro moderto, ma energico -
Animando - Animandosi - Più moto -
Tempo I - Meno mosso, ma non troppo lento -
Allegro - Più mosso
Total time: 70:36
Choral: Crouch End Festival Chorus
David Temple musical director
Orchestra: London Mozart Players
Simon Blendis leader
Conductor: William Vann






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