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Elgar: Dream Of Gerontius, Etc / Hickox, London So & Chorus


Release Date: 10/28/1992 
Label:  Chandos   Catalog #: 8641   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Charles Hubert ParrySir Edward Elgar
Performer:  Felicity PalmerArthur DaviesGwynne Howell
Conductor:  Richard Hickox
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 54 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Recorded in: Watford Town Hall 14-16 February 1988 Producer(s) Brian Couzens Sound Engineer(s) Ralph Couzens Janet Middlebrook (Assistant) Recorded in: Watford Town Hall 14-16 February 1988 Producer(s) Brian Couzens Sound Engineer(s) Ralph Couzens Janet Middlebrook (Assistant) Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Blest Pair of Sirens (At a Solemn Music) by Charles Hubert Parry
Performer:  Felicity Palmer (Soprano), Arthur Davies (Tenor), Gwynne Howell (Bass Baritone)
Conductor:  Richard Hickox
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; England 
Date of Recording: 10/1988 
Language: English 
2. I was glad by Charles Hubert Parry
Performer:  Felicity Palmer (Soprano), Gwynne Howell (Bass Baritone), Arthur Davies (Tenor)
Conductor:  Richard Hickox
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1902; England 
Date of Recording: 10/1988 
Notes: This work was written for the coronation of Edward VII. 
3. The Dream of Gerontius, Op. 38 by Sir Edward Elgar
Performer:  Gwynne Howell (Bass Baritone), Felicity Palmer (Soprano), Arthur Davies (Tenor)
Conductor:  Richard Hickox
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1899-1900; England 
Date of Recording: 10/1988 
Language: English 

Sound Samples

The Dream of Gerontius, Op. 38: Part I: Prelude
The Dream of Gerontius, Op. 38: Part I: Jesu, Maria - I am near to death (Gerontius)
The Dream of Gerontius, Op. 38: Part I: Kyrie eleison (Chorus)
The Dream of Gerontius, Op. 38: Part I: Rouse thee, my fainting soul (Gerontius)
The Dream of Gerontius, Op. 38: Part I: Be merciful, be gracious (Chorus)
The Dream of Gerontius, Op. 38: Part I: Sanctus fortis, Sanctus Deus (Gerontius)
The Dream of Gerontius, Op. 38: Part I: I can no more; for now it comes again (Gerontius)
The Dream of Gerontius, Op. 38: Part I: Rescue him, O Lord (Chorus)
The Dream of Gerontius, Op. 38: Part I: Novissima hora est (Gerontius)
The Dream of Gerontius, Op. 38: Part I: Profiscere, anima Christiana (The Priest)
The Dream of Gerontius, Op. 38: Part I: Go, in the name of Angels (Chorus)
The Dream of Gerontius, Op. 38: Part II: I went to sleep (The Soul of Gerontius)
The Dream of Gerontius, Op. 38: Part II: My work is done (The Angel)
The Dream of Gerontius, Op. 38: Part II: All hail, my child! (The Angel, The Soul of Gerontius)
The Dream of Gerontius, Op. 38: Part II: Low-born clods of brute earth (Chorus)
The Dream of Gerontius, Op. 38: Part II: It is the restless panting of their being (The Angel)
The Dream of Gerontius, Op. 38: Part II: The mind bold and independent (Chorus)
The Dream of Gerontius, Op. 38: Part II: I see not those false spirits (The Soul of Gerontius, The Angel)
The Dream of Gerontius, Op. 38: Part II: Praise to the Holiest (Chorus)
The Dream of Gerontius, Op. 38: Part II: They sing of thy approaching agony (The Angel, The Soul of Gerontius)
The Dream of Gerontius, Op. 38: Part II: But hark! A grand mysterious harmony (The Soul of Gerontius)
The Dream of Gerontius, Op. 38: Part II: And now the threshold (The Angel)
The Dream of Gerontius, Op. 38: Part II: Praise to the Holiest (Chorus)
The Dream of Gerontius, Op. 38: Part II: The judgment now is near (The Angel, The Soul of Gerontius)
The Dream of Gerontius, Op. 38: Part II: Jesu! By that shuddering dread (The Angel of the Agony)
The Dream of Gerontius, Op. 38: Part II: Be merciful, be gracious (Chorus)
The Dream of Gerontius, Op. 38: Part II: Praise to His Name! (The Angel)
The Dream of Gerontius, Op. 38: Part II: Take me away (The Soul of Gerontius)
The Dream of Gerontius, Op. 38: Part II: Lord, Thou hast been our refuge (Chorus)
The Dream of Gerontius, Op. 38: Part II: Softly and gently (The Angel)
Blest Pair of Sirens
I was glad when they said unto me, Op. 51, "Psalm 122": I was glad

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