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 Offer,Bantock: Omar Khayyám

Catherine Wyn-Rogers, Toby Spence & Roderick Williams

BBC Symphony Chorus & BBC Symphony Orchestra, Vernon Handley

It's a fascinating rediscovery on a huge scale, especially in the detail and depth of SACD surround-sound, seductively performed by Handley's forces, Toby Spence appropriately poetic and Catherine... More…
  • BBC Music Magazine
    October 2007
    Choral & Song Choice
  • Gramophone Magazine
    November 2007
    Disc of the Month

3 SACDs

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Contents

Bantock: Omar Khayyám

2:50:59
$63.00
$75.60
  • BBC Symphony Orchestra, BBC Symphony Chorus
  • Vernon Handley
  • Catherine Wyn-Rogers (mezzo-soprano), Toby Spence (tenor), Roderick Williams (baritone)

Part I: Prelude

5:55
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Part I: Wake! For the Sun, who scattered into flight (Chorus)

2:08
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Part I: Before the phantom of false morning died (Chorus)

2:28
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Part I: And as the cock crew, those who stood before (Poet)

2:20
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Part I: Now the new year reviving old desires (Poet)

1:45
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Part I: Iram indeed is gone with all his rose (Poet)

2:25
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Part I: Whether at Naishapur or Babylon (Chorus)

2:14
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Part I: Each morn a thousand roses brings, you say (Beloved)

1:34
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Part I: With me along the strip of herbage strown (Poet)

6:49
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Part I: Some for the glories of this world; and some (Chorus)

2:06
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Part I: Look to the blowing Rose about us - "Lo" (Beloved)

1:32
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Part I: Think, in this battered caravanserai (Chorus)

2:09
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Part I: I sometimes think that never blows so red (Poet)

1:59
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Part I: Ah, my Beloved, fill the cup that clears (Poet)

1:55
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Part I: Ah, make the most of what we yet may spend (Chorus)

2:57
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Part I: Alike for those who for To-day prepare (Beloved)

2:46
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Part I: Myself when young did eagerly frequent (Philosopher)

2:33
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Part I: What, without asking, hither hurried Whence? (Chorus)

1:21
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Part I: Up from earth's centre through the seventh gate (Poet)

2:51
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Part I: Earth could not answer; nor the seas that mourn (Chorus)

2:25
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Part I: Then of the Thee in Me wo works behind (Poet)

0:52
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Part I: Then to the lip of this poor earthern urn (Poet)

2:34
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Part I: I think the vessel, that with fugitive (Philosopher)

2:25
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Part I: As then the tulip for her morning sup (Beloved)

3:39
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Part I: So when that Angel of darker drink (Beloved)

2:18
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Part I: Tis but a tent where takes his one day's rest (Chorus)

2:32
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Part I: When you and I behind the veil are past (Beloved, Poet)

4:01
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Part I: Interlude: The Desert

1:35
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Part I: The Caravan

2:58
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Part I: A moment's halt - a momentary taste (Chorus)

3:35
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Part I: Would you that spangle of Existence spend (Philosopher)

2:37
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Part I: A moment guessed - then back behind the fold (Philosopher)

2:34
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Part I: Waste not your hour, nor in the vain pursuit - (Chorus)

4:09
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Part I: Better be jocund with the fruitful grape (Chorus)

3:08
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Part II: You know, my Friends, with what a brave carouse (Philosopher)

2:11
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Part II: Ah, but my computations, people say (Chorus)

1:40
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Part II: and 'twas - the Grape! (Philosopher, Chorus) - The Grape that can with logic absolute (Chorus)

2:42
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Part II: The mighty Mahmud, Allah-breathing Lord (Chorus)

3:38
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Part II: Why, be this Juice the growth of God, who dare (Philosopher)

1:29
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Part II: I must abjure the Balm of Life, I must (Philosopher)

1:42
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Part II: Oh threats of Hell and hopes of Paradise! (Chorus)

3:17
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Part II: The Revelations of devout and learn'd (Chorus)

1:47
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Part II: We are no other that a moving row (Chorus)

3:19
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Part II: The Moving finger writes; and, having writ (Beloved)

1:41
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Part II: And that inverted bowl we call the sky (Beloved, Poet)

1:36
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Part II: With Earth's first clay they did the last man knead (Poet)

2:10
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Part II: I tell you this - when, started from the goal (Philosopher)

3:30
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Part II: What! Out of senseless Nothing to provoke (Beloved, Poet, Philosopher)

4:41
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Part II: Oh Thou, who didst with pitfall and with gin (Chorus, Beloved, Poet, Philosopher)

1:46
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Part II: Oh Thou, who Man of baser earth didst make (Chorus, Beloved, Poet, Philosopher)

2:39
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Part III: Introduction: The Fast of Ramazan

2:47
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Part III: Worshippers in the Mosque

4:10
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Part III: As under cover of departing day (Philosopher)

1:00
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Part III: Shapes of all sorts and sizes, great and small (Chorus)

2:07
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Part III: Said one among them - Surely not in vain (First Pot)

6:36
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Part III: So while the vessels one by one were speaking (Chorus)

1:55
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Part III: Ah, with the grape my fading life provide (Philosopher)

2:26
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Part III: Indeed the idol I have loved so long (Philosopher)

1:48
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Part III: And much as wine has play'd the infidel (Philosopher)

2:14
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Part III: Yet ah, that Spring should vanish with the rose! (Poet)

2:35
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Part III: Would but the desert of the fountain yield (Poet)

6:34
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Part III: Yon rising moon that looks for us again (Chorus, Beloved, Poet, Philosopher)

1:33
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Part III: And when like her, oh Saki, you shall pass (Chorus, Beloved, Poet, Philosopher)

4:17
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