CHARLES HUBERT H. PARRY (1848-1918)
1  Blest Pair of Sirens (1887) 11:54
  (At a Solemn Musick)  
  for Chorus and Orchestra  
  An Ode by Milton  
   
2  I was glad (1902, revised 1911) 7:02
  Coronation Anthem for Edward VII  
  for Chorus and Orchestra  
  Revised for George V  
  Words from Psalm 122  
 EDWARD ELGAR (1857-1934)
 The Dream of Gerontius, Op. 38 95:13  
  for Mezzo-soprano, Tenor, Bass, Chorus, and Orchestra  
  Words by Cardinal Newman  
  Part I 37:16      
3 Prelude - 10:17
4 Gerontius: 'Jesu, Maria - I am near to death' - 3:40
5 Assistants: 'Kyrie eleison' - 2:16
6 Gerontius: 'Rouse thee, my fainting soul, and play the man' - 0:51
7 Assistants: 'Be merciful, be gracious; spare him, Lord' - 3:07
8 Gerontius: 'Sanctus fortis, Sanctus Deus' - 4:49
9 Gerontius: 'I can no more; for now it comes again' - 1:56
10 Assistants: 'Rescue him, O Lord, in this evil hour' - 2:16
11 Gerontius: 'Novissima hora est; and I fain would sleep' - 1:29
12 The Priest and Assistants: 'Profociscere, anima Christiana, de hoc mundo!' - 1:59
13 Assistants: 'Go, in the name of Angels and Archangels' 4:30
  Part II 57:57      
14 Introduction: Soul of Gerontius: 'I went to sleep; 6:25
  and now I am refreshed' -  
15 Angel: 'My work is done' - 3:10
16 Angel: 'All hail! My child and brother, hail!' - 5:44
17 Demons: 'Low-born clods of brute earth' - 1:54
18 Angel: 'It is the restless panting of their being' - 0:16
19 Demons: 'The mind bold and independent' - 2:20
20 Soul of Gerontius: 'I see not those false spirits' - 3:25
21 Choir of Angelicals: 'Praise to the Holiest in the height' - 2:40
22 Angel: 'We now have passed the gate, and are within…' - 0:27
23 Choir of Angelicals: 'Glory to Him, who evermore' - 0:30
24 Angel: 'They sing of thy approaching agony' - 0:47
25 Soul of Gerontius: 'But hark! a grand mysterious harmony' - 0:39
26 Angel: 'And now the threshold, as we traverse it' - 0:32
27 Choir of Angelicals: 'Praise to the Holiest in the height' - 6:56
28 Angel: 'Thy judgement now is near, for we are come' - 3:23
29 Angel of the Agony: 'Jesu! by that shuddering dread 3:50
  which fell on Thee' -  
30 Soul of Gerontius: 'I go before my Judge' - 1:43
31 Angel: 'Praise to His Name!' - 1:34
32 Soul of Gerontius: 'Take me away, and in the lowest 2:56
  deep…' -  
33 Souls in Purgatory: 'Lord, Thou hast been our refuge; 1:14
  in every generation' -  
34 Angel: 'Softly and gently, dearly-ransomed soul' 7:19
 Felicity Palmer mezzo-soprano (Angel)
 Arthur Davies tenor (Gerontius)
 Gwynne Howell bass (The Priest/Angel of the Agony)
   
 Roderick Elms organ
 Richard Hickox
  14-16 February 1988