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CHAN 8641
(multiple CD Set)

Elgar: Dream Of Gerontius

The Classical Shop
release date: October 1988

Originally recorded in 1988

Artists:

London Symphony Orchestra


Richard Hickox


Gwynne Howell

bass

Felicity Palmer

mezzo-soprano

Roderick Elms

organ

Arthur Davies

tenor

London Symphony Chorus



Venue:

Watford Town Hall



Producer:

Brian Couzens



Engineer:

Ralph Couzens


Janet Middlebrook

(Assistant)

Record Label
Chandos

Genre:

Orchestral & Concertos


Choir

Total Time - 114:17
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EDWARD ELGAR

   
 

The Dream of Gerontius Op.38

95:07  
   
  Part One  
1 Prelude 10:18
2 Gerontius: Jesu, Maria - I am near to death 03:20
3 Chorus: Kyrie eleison 02:28
4 Gerontius: Rouse thee, my fainting soul 00:52
5 Chorus: Be merciful, be gracious 03:16
6 Gerontius: Sanctus fortis, Sanctus Deus 04:14
7 Gerontius: I can no more;for now it comes again 02:24
8 Chorus: Rescue him, O Lord! 01:46
9 Gerontius: Novissima hora est 02:09
10 The Priest: Profociscere, anima Christiana 01:37
11 Chorus: Go, in the name of Angles 04:46
  PART TWO  
12 Introduction: The Soul: I went to sleep 06:06
13 The Angel: My work is done 03:14
14 The Angel and The Soul: All hail, My child! 05:54
15 Chorus: Low-born clods of brute earth 01:55
16 The Angel: It is the restless panting of their being 00:41
17 Chorus: The mind bold and independent 02:24
18 The Soul and The Angel: I see not those false spirits 03:24
19 Chorus: Praise to the Holiest 02:43
20 The Soul: The sound is like the rushing of the wind 00:25
21 Chorus: Glory to Him 00:24
22 The Angel and The Soul: They sing of they approaching agony 00:55
23 The Soul: But hark! A grand mysterious harmony 00:39
24 The Angel: And now the threshold 00:32
25 Chorus: Praise to the Holiest 07:02
26 The Angel and The Soul: Thy judgement now is near 03:21
27 The Angel: Jesu! By that shuddering dread 03:54
28 Chorus: Be merciful, be gracious 01:44
29 The Angel: Praise to His Name! 01:34
30 The Soul: Take me away 02:36
31 Chorus: Lord, Thou hast been our refuge 01:35
32 The Angel: Softly and gently 07:14
   
 

CHARLES HUBERT H. PARRY

33 

Blest Pair of Sirens

11:50
34 

I Was Glad

7:01
   
 Arthur Davies tenor
 Felicity Palmer mezzo-soprano
 Gwynne Howell bass
 Roderick Elms organ
 Richard Hickox
  14-16 February 1988  
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'It's one of the best digital versions, and sonorous renderings of Parry's Blest Pair of Sirens and I was glad complete a recommendable mid-price package.'
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