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 Offer,Elgar: King Olaf

Emily Birsan (soprano), Barry Banks (tenor), Alan Opie (baritone)

Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Bergen Philharmonic Choir, Collegium Musicum Choir, Edvard Grieg Kor, Sir Andrew Davis

there's nothing stilted about Elgar's music: it crackles with confident vitality...the Norwegian choruses respond with crisp vigour and superb English diction, only faintly (and appropriately)... More…

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Contents

Elgar: Scenes from the Saga of King Olaf

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  • Emily Birsan (soprano), Barry Banks (tenor), Alan Opie (bass)
  • Bergen Filharmoniske Kor, Collegiûm Mûsicûms Kor Bergen, Edvard Grieg Kor, Bergen Filharmoniske Orkester
  • Sir Andrew Davis
  • Recorded: 16-19 June 2014
  • Recording Venue: Grieghallen, Bergen, Norway

Introduction: There Is a Wondrous Book (Chorus, Bass, Soprano, Tenor)

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Summon now the God of Thunder (Bass)

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The Challenge of Thor (Chorus)

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King Olaf's Return (Tenor)

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Recitative: Tell How Olaf Bore the Cross (Bass)

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The Conversion: King Olaf's Prows at Nidaros (Chorus)

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The Conversion: Behold Me, My People (Tenor, Bass, Chorus)

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The Conversion: As Leaps the Lights of Winter (Chorus, Bass)

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The Conversion: Then o'er the Blood-stained Hog-stone (Chorus, Tenor)

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Recitative: Now the Child of Ironbeard Dead (Bass)

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Gudrun (Soprano, Chorus, Tenor)

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Recitative: How the Wraith of Odin Old (Bass)

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The Wraith of Odin (Chorus)

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Recitative: Sisters, Sing Ye Now the Song (Bass)

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Sigrid: Sigrid Sits in Her High Abode (Chorus)

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Sigrid: Sigrid, Hail! With Royal Hand (Tenor, Soprano, Chorus)

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Recitative: Hark! She Flies From Wendland Forth (Bass)

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Thyri (Chorus)

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Duet: The Gray Land Breaks to Lively Green (Soprano)

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Duet: Thyri, My Beloved (Tenor, Soprano)

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Recitative: After Queen Gunhild's Death (Chorus)

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The Death of Olaf (Chorus)

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Epilogue: In the Convent of Drontheim (Chorus)

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Epilogue: It Is Accepted (Soprano, Tenor, Bass, Chorus)

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Epilogue: Stronger Than Steel (Soprano, Tenor, Bass, Chorus)

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Elgar: The Banner of St George

Work length27:13
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  • Bergen Filharmoniske Kor, Collegiûm Mûsicûms Kor Bergen, Edvard Grieg Kor, Bergen Filharmoniske Orkester
  • Sir Andrew Davis
  • Recorded: 19-20 June 2014
  • Recording Venue: Grieghallen, Bergen, Norway

Scene 1: Within Sylene's walls no sound is heard

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Scene 1: The women of Sylene rend their hair

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Scene 1: Forth from the palace, beautiful as day

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Scene 1: O calm your hearts

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Scene 2: Without a fear beside the dragon's tarn

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Scene 2: Hark! 'tis the ringing hoof of steed

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Scene 2: Loud cry the people

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Epilogue: It comes from the misty ages

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