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 Offer,Edward Elgar

Nicolai Gedda (Gerontius), Helen Watts (Angel), Robert Lloyd (Priest/Angel of the Agony), Janet Baker (mezzo)

London Philharmonic Choir & Orchestra, New Philharmonia Orchestra, Adrian Boult

Nicolai Gedda is the tortured soul approaching death in this recording conducted by Sir Adrian Boult. Gedda's cry of "Take me away!" as he is allowed a glimpse of God for the first time is memorable... More…

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Contents

Elgar: The Music Makers, Op. 69

Work length37:57
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  • Frederic Jackson, Dame Janet Baker (mezzo-soprano), Frederick Jackson (director)
  • London Philharmonic Orchestra, London Philharmonic Choir
  • Sir Adrian Boult
  • Recorded: 1966-12-23
  • Recording Venue: 21-23 December 1966, No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London

(Moderato e nobilmente)

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We are the music makers

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With wonderful deathless ditties

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We, in the ages lying

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A breath of our inspiration

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They had no vision amazing

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And therefore to-day is thrilling

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But we, with our dreaming and singing

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For we are afar with the dawning

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Great hail! we cry to the comers

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Elgar: The Dream of Gerontius, Op. 38

Work length1:36:41
$41.60
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  • John Alldis (director), Helen Watts (contralto), Nicolai Gedda (tenor), Robert Lloyd (bass)
  • New Philharmonia Orchestra, John Alldis Choir, London Philharmonic Choir
  • Sir Adrian Boult
  • Recorded: 1975-07-31
  • Recording Venue: 18 May, 18,21,24,27,31 July 1975, Kingsway Hall, London

Prelude

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Jesu Maria, I am near to death (Gerontius)

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Kyrie eleison (Chorus)

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Rouse thee, my fainting soul (Gerontius)

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Be merciful, be gracious (Chorus)

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Sanctus fortis, Santus Deus (Gerontius)

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I can no more; for now it comes again (Gerontius)

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Rescue him, O Lord (Chorus)

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Novissima hora est (Gerontius)

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Proficiscere, anima Christiana (Priest)

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Go in the name of Angels (Chorus)

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I went to sleep (soul of Gerontius)

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My work is done (Angel)

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All hail! My child (Soul, Angel)

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Low-born clods of brute earth (Chorus)

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It is the restless panting of their being (Angel)

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The mind bold and independent (Chorus)

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I see not those false spirits (Soul, Angel)

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Praise to the Holiest (Chorus)

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The sound is like the rushing of the wind (Soul)

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Glory to Him (Chorus)

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They sing of thy approaching agony (Angel, Soul)

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But hark! a grand mysterious harmony (Soul)

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And now the threshold (Angel)

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Praise to the Holiest (Chorus)

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Thy judgement now is near (Angel, Soul)

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Jesu! by that shuddering dread (Angel)

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Be merciful, be gracious (Chorus)

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Praise to his name! (Angel)

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Take me away (Soul)

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Lord, Thou hast been our refuge (Chorus)

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Softly and gently (Angel)

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