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Granville Bantock - The Complete Omar Khayyám

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LE 2128
 
Granville Bantock - The Complete Omar Khayyám
Label Catalogue Number:
REAM2128
Running Time: 257:11
UPC Code: 5020926212825

Release Date: July 2016
Originally recorded in 1979
Solo contralto
Johanna Peters
Solo contralto - The Beloved
Sarah Walker
Solo tenor - The Poet
Anthony Rolfe Johnson
Solo baritone - The Philosopher
Brian Rayner Cook
Choral
BBC Singers
Conductor
Norman Del Mar
Genre:
Opera

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SIR GRANVILLE BANTOCK

The Complete Omar Khayyám

Part 1 Quatrains 1-47
1.
Prelude
6:19
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2.
1
Chorus - Wake! For the Sun, who scattered into flight
6:13
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Before the phantom of false morning died
Chorus, Poet - And as the cock crew, those who stood before
3.
4
Poet - Now the new year reviving old desires
7:34
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Iram indeed is gone with all his rose
And David's lips are lockt
Chrous - Come fill the cup
Whether a Naishápúr or Babylon
4.
9
Beloved - Eash morn a thousand roses brings, you say
8:27
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Chorus - What have we to do wtih Kaikobad the Great
Poet - With me along the strip of herbage strown
Beloved & Poet - A Book of Verses underneath the Bough
5.
13
Chorus - Some for the glories of this world; and some
9:14
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Beloved - Look to the blowing Rose about us - 'Lo'
Poet - And those who husbanded the Golden grain
Chorus - The Worldly Hope men set their Hearts upon
Think, in this battered caravanserai
They say the Lion and the Lizard keep the Courts
6.
19
I sometimes think that never blows so red
7:16
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Beloved - And this reviving Herb whose tender Green
Poet - Ah, my Beloved, fill the cup that clears
Chorus - For some we loved the loveliest and the best
And we, that now make merry in the Room They left
Ah, make the most of what we yet may spend
7.
25
Beloved - Alike for those who for To-day prepare
10:16
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Philosopher - Why, all the Saints and Sages who discuss'd
Myself when young did eagerly frequent
With them the seed of Wisdom I did show
Into this Universe, and Why not knowing
Chorus - What, without asking, hither burried Whence?
Poet - Up from earth's centre through the seventh gate
There was the Door to which I found no Key
Chorus - Earth could not answer; nor the seas that mourn
8.
34
Poet - Then of the THEE IN ME who works behind
7:37
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Then to the lip of this poor earthern urn
Philosopher - I think the vessel, that with fugitive
For I remember stopping by the way
Chorus - And has not such a Story from of Old
And not a drop that from our cups we throw
9.
40
As then the tulip for her morning sup
10:08
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Perplext no more with human or divine
Philosopher - And if the wine you drink, the lips you press
Beloved - So when that Angel of the darker drink
Poet - Why, if the Soul can fling the Dust aside
Chorus - 'Tis but a tent where takes his one day'y rest
And fear not lest Esixtence closing your Account
Beloved & Poet = When you and I behind the veil are past
Part 1 Quatrains 48-54
10.
Interlude The Desert
9:57
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The Caravan
Chorus - A moment's halt - a momentary taste
11.
49
Philosopher - Would you that spangle of Existence spend
10:49
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A hair perhaps divides the false and true
Whose secret presence, through creation's veins
A moment guessed - then back behind the fold
But if in vain, down on the stubborn floor
Chorus - Waste not your hour, nor in the vain pursuit
Chorus, Beloved, Poet & Philosopher - Better be jocund with the fruitful grape
Part II Quatrains 55-81
12.
Interlude
2:46
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13.
55
You now, my Friends, with what a brave carouse
7:32
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For 'Is' and 'Is-not' though with rule and line
Ah, but my computations, people say
And lately, by the tavern door agape
Chorus - The Grape that can with logic absolute
The mighty Mahmúd, Allah-breathing Lord
14.
61
Philosopher - Why, be this Juice the growth of God, who dare
6:57
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I must abjure the Balm of Life, I must
Chorus - Oh threats of Hell and hopes of Paradise!
Strange, is it not?
The Revelations of devout and learn'd
15.
66
Poet - I sent my soul through the invisible
9:22
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Chorus - Heav'n but the vision of fulfill'd desire
We are no other than a moving row
But helpless pieces of the game He plays
The ball no question makes of Ayes and Noes
16.
71
Beloved - The Moving finger writes; and, having writ
6:55
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Beloved & Poet - And that inverted bowl we call the sky
Poet - With Earth's first clay they did the last man knead
Philosopher - I tell you this - when, started from the goal
The vine had struck a fibre
And this I know: whether the one true light
17.
78
Beloved, Poet & Philosopher - What! out of senseless Nothing to provoke
7:22
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What! from his helpless creature to repaid
Chorus, Beloved, Poet & Philosopher - Oh Thou, who didst with pitfall and with gin
Oh Thou, who Man of baser earth didst make
Part III Quatrains 82-101
18.
Introduction, The Fast of Ramazán
6:34
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Worshippers in the Mosque
19.
82
Philosopher - As under cover of departing day
10:17
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Chorus - Shapes of all sorts and sizes, great and small
First Pot - Said one among them - "Surely not in vain"
Second Pot - Then said a Second - N'er a peevish boy
Third Pot - After a momentary silence spake
Fourth Pot - Then said a Second - N'er a peevish boy
Fifth Pot - "Why", said another, "Some there are who tell"
Sixth Pot - "Well", murmur'd one "let whoso make or buy"
Chorus & Pots - So while the vessels one by one were speaking
20.
91
Philosopher - Ah, with the grape my fading life provide
6:02
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That ev'n my buried ashes such a snare
Indeed the idol I have loved so long
Indeed, indeed, repentance oft before
And much as wine has play'd the infidel
21.
96
Poet & Beloved - Yet ah, that Spring should vanish with the rose!
8:12
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Poet - Woudl but the desert of the fountain yield
Beloved - Would but some winged angel ere too late
Poet & Beloved - Ah love! could you and I with him conspire
22.
100
Chorus, Beloved, Poet & Philosopher - You rising moon that looks for us again
6:42
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And when like er, oh Sáki, you shall pass
23.

Fifine at the Fair

30:15
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Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Broadcast 7 August 1968

Sappho, Nine fragments for mezzo-soprano and orchestra *

24.
Prelude
10:15
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25.
Fragment I Hymn to Aphrodite, Daughter of Zeus
8:04
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26.
Fragment II I loved thee once, Atthis, long ago
6:52
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27.
Fragment III Eveing Song
2:05
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28.
Fragment V The moon has set
6:06
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29.
Fragment VI Peer of gods he seems
4:03
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30.
Fragment IX Muse of the golden throne
5:33
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* Fragments IV, VII & VIII were not included in the broadcast
Solo: Johanna Peters contralto
Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
31.

The Pierrot of the Minute

11:27
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A Comedy Overture to a Dramatic Phantasy of Ernest Dowson
Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Broadcast 7 August 1968
Total time: 257:11
Solo: Sarah Walker contralto - The Beloved
Solo: Anthony Rolfe Johnson tenor - The Poet
Solo: Brian Rayner Cook baritone - The Philosopher
Choral: BBC Singers
(Director - John Poole, Chorus-Master - Nicholas Cleobury)
Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra
(Leader - Bela Dekany)
Conductor: Norman Del Mar
Omar Khayyam, broadcast 26 March 1979
Sappho, Fifine at the Fair & The Pierrot of the Minute, broadcast 7 August 1968

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SIR GRANVILLE BANTOCK

The Complete Omar Khayyám

Part 1 Quatrains 1-47
1.
Prelude
6:19
2.
1
Chorus - Wake! For the Sun, who scattered into flight
6:13
Before the phantom of false morning died
Chorus, Poet - And as the cock crew, those who stood before
3.
4
Poet - Now the new year reviving old desires
7:34
Iram indeed is gone with all his rose
And David's lips are lockt
Chrous - Come fill the cup
Whether a Naishápúr or Babylon
4.
9
Beloved - Eash morn a thousand roses brings, you say
8:27
Chorus - What have we to do wtih Kaikobad the Great
Poet - With me along the strip of herbage strown
Beloved & Poet - A Book of Verses underneath the Bough
5.
13
Chorus - Some for the glories of this world; and some
9:14
Beloved - Look to the blowing Rose about us - 'Lo'
Poet - And those who husbanded the Golden grain
Chorus - The Worldly Hope men set their Hearts upon
Think, in this battered caravanserai
They say the Lion and the Lizard keep the Courts
6.
19
I sometimes think that never blows so red
7:16
Beloved - And this reviving Herb whose tender Green
Poet - Ah, my Beloved, fill the cup that clears
Chorus - For some we loved the loveliest and the best
And we, that now make merry in the Room They left
Ah, make the most of what we yet may spend
7.
25
Beloved - Alike for those who for To-day prepare
10:16
Philosopher - Why, all the Saints and Sages who discuss'd
Myself when young did eagerly frequent
With them the seed of Wisdom I did show
Into this Universe, and Why not knowing
Chorus - What, without asking, hither burried Whence?
Poet - Up from earth's centre through the seventh gate
There was the Door to which I found no Key
Chorus - Earth could not answer; nor the seas that mourn
8.
34
Poet - Then of the THEE IN ME who works behind
7:37
Then to the lip of this poor earthern urn
Philosopher - I think the vessel, that with fugitive
For I remember stopping by the way
Chorus - And has not such a Story from of Old
And not a drop that from our cups we throw
9.
40
As then the tulip for her morning sup
10:08
Perplext no more with human or divine
Philosopher - And if the wine you drink, the lips you press
Beloved - So when that Angel of the darker drink
Poet - Why, if the Soul can fling the Dust aside
Chorus - 'Tis but a tent where takes his one day'y rest
And fear not lest Esixtence closing your Account
Beloved & Poet = When you and I behind the veil are past
Part 1 Quatrains 48-54
10.
Interlude The Desert
9:57
The Caravan
Chorus - A moment's halt - a momentary taste
11.
49
Philosopher - Would you that spangle of Existence spend
10:49
A hair perhaps divides the false and true
Whose secret presence, through creation's veins
A moment guessed - then back behind the fold
But if in vain, down on the stubborn floor
Chorus - Waste not your hour, nor in the vain pursuit
Chorus, Beloved, Poet & Philosopher - Better be jocund with the fruitful grape
Part II Quatrains 55-81
12.
Interlude
2:46
13.
55
You now, my Friends, with what a brave carouse
7:32
For 'Is' and 'Is-not' though with rule and line
Ah, but my computations, people say
And lately, by the tavern door agape
Chorus - The Grape that can with logic absolute
The mighty Mahmúd, Allah-breathing Lord
14.
61
Philosopher - Why, be this Juice the growth of God, who dare
6:57
I must abjure the Balm of Life, I must
Chorus - Oh threats of Hell and hopes of Paradise!
Strange, is it not?
The Revelations of devout and learn'd
15.
66
Poet - I sent my soul through the invisible
9:22
Chorus - Heav'n but the vision of fulfill'd desire
We are no other than a moving row
But helpless pieces of the game He plays
The ball no question makes of Ayes and Noes
16.
71
Beloved - The Moving finger writes; and, having writ
6:55
Beloved & Poet - And that inverted bowl we call the sky
Poet - With Earth's first clay they did the last man knead
Philosopher - I tell you this - when, started from the goal
The vine had struck a fibre
And this I know: whether the one true light
17.
78
Beloved, Poet & Philosopher - What! out of senseless Nothing to provoke
7:22
What! from his helpless creature to repaid
Chorus, Beloved, Poet & Philosopher - Oh Thou, who didst with pitfall and with gin
Oh Thou, who Man of baser earth didst make
Part III Quatrains 82-101
18.
Introduction, The Fast of Ramazán
6:34
Worshippers in the Mosque
19.
82
Philosopher - As under cover of departing day
10:17
Chorus - Shapes of all sorts and sizes, great and small
First Pot - Said one among them - "Surely not in vain"
Second Pot - Then said a Second - N'er a peevish boy
Third Pot - After a momentary silence spake
Fourth Pot - Then said a Second - N'er a peevish boy
Fifth Pot - "Why", said another, "Some there are who tell"
Sixth Pot - "Well", murmur'd one "let whoso make or buy"
Chorus & Pots - So while the vessels one by one were speaking
20.
91
Philosopher - Ah, with the grape my fading life provide
6:02
That ev'n my buried ashes such a snare
Indeed the idol I have loved so long
Indeed, indeed, repentance oft before
And much as wine has play'd the infidel
21.
96
Poet & Beloved - Yet ah, that Spring should vanish with the rose!
8:12
Poet - Woudl but the desert of the fountain yield
Beloved - Would but some winged angel ere too late
Poet & Beloved - Ah love! could you and I with him conspire
22.
100
Chorus, Beloved, Poet & Philosopher - You rising moon that looks for us again
6:42
And when like er, oh Sáki, you shall pass
23.

Fifine at the Fair

30:15
Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Broadcast 7 August 1968

Sappho, Nine fragments for mezzo-soprano and orchestra *

24.
Prelude
10:15
25.
Fragment I Hymn to Aphrodite, Daughter of Zeus
8:04
26.
Fragment II I loved thee once, Atthis, long ago
6:52
27.
Fragment III Eveing Song
2:05
28.
Fragment V The moon has set
6:06
29.
Fragment VI Peer of gods he seems
4:03
30.
Fragment IX Muse of the golden throne
5:33
* Fragments IV, VII & VIII were not included in the broadcast
Solo: Johanna Peters contralto
Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
31.

The Pierrot of the Minute

11:27
A Comedy Overture to a Dramatic Phantasy of Ernest Dowson
Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Broadcast 7 August 1968
Total time: 257:11
Solo: Sarah Walker contralto - The Beloved
Solo: Anthony Rolfe Johnson tenor - The Poet
Solo: Brian Rayner Cook baritone - The Philosopher
Choral: BBC Singers
(Director - John Poole, Chorus-Master - Nicholas Cleobury)
Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra
(Leader - Bela Dekany)
Conductor: Norman Del Mar
Omar Khayyam, broadcast 26 March 1979
Sappho, Fifine at the Fair & The Pierrot of the Minute, broadcast 7 August 1968




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