Sarah Connolly, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Sir Andrew Davis – Elgar The Dream of Gerontius, Sea Pictures (2014) [HDTracks]

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Sarah Connolly, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Sir Andrew Davis – Elgar The Dream of Gerontius, Sea Pictures (2014) [HDTracks]
Elgar: The Dream of Gerontius, Sea Pictures | 2014 | Chandos Records
Classical | FLAC (tracks) [24Bit/96kHz] | 02:04:24 | 1,49 GB (d.booklet)

Tracklist:
Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
Sea Pictures, Op. 37 (1897 ? 99)
Song Cycle for Contralto and Orchestra
1 1 Sea-Slumber- Song. Andantino – Tranquillo – Tempo I – Tranquillo – 4:43
2 2 In Haven (Capri). Allegretto 1:37
3 3 Sabbath Morning at Sea. Moderato – Pi? mosso – Pi? mosso – Tempo I – Molto maestoso – 5:31
4 4 Where Corals Lie. Allegretto ma non troppo 3:37
5 5 The Swimmer. Allegro di molto – Largamente – Poco meno mosso – Tempo I – Largamente 6:00
The Dream of Gerontius, Op. 38 (1900)*
by Cardinal Newman
set to Music for Mezzo-soprano, Tenor, and Bass Soli, Chorus and Orchestra
Part I
6 Prelude. Lento, mistico – 9:07
7 Gerontius: 'Jesu, Maria – I am near to death' – 3:42
8 Assistants: 'Kyrie ele?son' – 2:11
9 Gerontius: 'Rouse thee, my fainting soul, and play the man' – 0:51
10 Assistants: 'Be merciful, be gracious' spare him, Lord' – 2:48
11 Gerontius: 'Sanctus fortis, Sanctus Deus' – 5:43
12 Gerontius: 'I can no more; for now it comes again' – 2:06
13 Assistants: 'Rescue him, O Lord, in this his evil hour' – 2:06
14 Gerontius: 'Novissima hora est; and I fain would sleep' – 1:21
15 The Priest: 'Proficiscere, anima Christiana, 1:54
16 Assistants: 'Go, in the name of Angels and Archangels' de hoc mundo!' – 4:38
Part II
17 Introduction. Soul of Gerontius: 'I went to sleep; and now I am refresh'd' – 6:15
18 Angel: 'My work is done' – 2:20
19 Soul of Gerontius: 'It is a member of that family' – 1:42
20 Soul of Gerontius: 'I ever had believed' – 4:06
21 Soul of Gerontius: 'But hard! upon my sense comes a fierce hubbub' – 0:49
22 Demons: 'Low-born clods of brute earth' – 2:20
23 Demons: 'The mind bold and independent' – 2:23
24 Soul of Gerontius: 'I see not those false spirits' – 3:10
25 Choir of Angelicals: 'Praise to the Holiest in the height' – 2:59
26 Choir of Angelicals: 'Glory to Him, who evermore by truth and justice reigns' – 1:18
27 Soul of Gerontius: 'But hark! a grand, mysterious harmony' – 1:17
28 Choir of Angelicals: 'Praise to the Holiest in the height' – 6:49
29 Angel: 'Thy judgment now is near' – 3:05
30 Angel of the Agony: 'Jesu! by that shuddering dread which fell on Thee' – 3:53
31 Soul of Gerontius: 'I go before my Judge' – 1:30
32 Angel: '?Praise to His Name!' – 1:30
33 Soul of Gerontius: 'Take me away, and in the lowest deep there let me be' – 3:20
34 Souls in Purgatory: 'Lord, Thou hast been our refuge: in every generation' – 1:03
35 Angel: 'Softly and gently, dearly-ransom'd soul' 6:34
36 Prelude, concert version 9:23
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Sarah Connolly mezzo-soprano
Stuart Skelton tenor*
David Soar bass*
BBC Symphony Chorus*
Stephen Jackson chorus master
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Stephen Bryant leader
Sir Andrew Davis conductor
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