The Cloud Messenger, Op. 30
Text from Kalidasa, translated by Holst
for contralto solo, chorus and orchestra
Adagio - Moderato maestoso
'O thou, who com'st from heaven's king'
'Tarry not, O Cloud, tarry not. Rushing northward through the sky thou seemest a
Contralto solo: 'Tarry not, O Cloud, tarry not'
Moderato maestoso, senza accelerando
Chorus (bassi): 'Tarry not, O Cloud. Bow thy head.'
Adagio - Moderato
Chorus: 'When the dancers are weary, and the minstrels sink
down to slumber'
The Hymn of Jesus, Op. 37
Text chosen and translated by Holst from the Apocryphal Acts of St John
for chorus, semi-chorus and orchestra
Prelude - Senza misura - Lento
The Hymn - Moderato maestoso
Della Jones contralto
4,5 & 9 June 1990