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CHAN 8901

Holst: The Cloud Messenger

The Classical Shop
release date: November 1990

Originally recorded in 1990

Artists:

London Symphony Orchestra


Richard Hickox


Della Jones

contralto

London Symphony Chorus



Venue:

St Jude on the Hill, Hampstead, London



Producer:

Tim Oldham



Engineer:

Ralph Couzens


Peter Newble

(assistant)

Record Label
Chandos

Genre:

Orchestral & Concertos




Total Time - 65:35
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GUSTAV HOLST

 

The Cloud Messenger, Op. 30

43:10  
  Text from Kalidasa, translated by Holst  
  for contralto solo, chorus and orchestra  
1 Adagio - Moderato maestoso 08:16
  'O thou, who com'st from heaven's king'  
2 Allegro 06:51
  'Tarry not, O Cloud, tarry not. Rushing northward through the sky thou seemest a  
  mountain peak…'  
3 Andante 04:48
  Contralto solo: 'Tarry not, O Cloud, tarry not'  
4 Moderato maestoso, senza accelerando 10:45
  Chorus (bassi): 'Tarry not, O Cloud. Bow thy head.'  
5 Adagio - Moderato 12:30
  Chorus: 'When the dancers are weary, and the minstrels sink  
  down to slumber'  
 

The Hymn of Jesus, Op. 37

22:25  
  Text chosen and translated by Holst from the Apocryphal Acts of St John  
  for chorus, semi-chorus and orchestra  
6 Prelude - Senza misura - Lento 05:45
7 The Hymn - Moderato maestoso 16:40
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L Kelman