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Edward Elgar: The Apostles

Edward Elgar: The Apostles

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Product code: cd hld 7534 (2 CD set)

Released on 3 September 2012

EDWARD ELGAR (1857-1934)

1. Prologue
2. I The Calling of the Apostles
3. The Dawn
4. ‘And when it was day’
5. II By the wayside
6. III By the Sea of Galilee
7. In the Tower of Magdala
8. ‘This shall ye have of mine hand’
9. In Caesarea Philippi
10. In Capernaum
11. ‘Turn you to the stronghold’

1. Introduction
2. IV The Betrayal
3. ‘Then gathered the chief Priests and Pharisees’
4. In Gethsemane
5. ‘Then Judas, which had betrayed Him’
6. ‘Wither shall I go’
7. ‘Mine end is come’
8. V Golgotha
9. VI At the Sepulchre
10. VII The Ascension
11. ‘And when He had spoken these things’
12. ‘They platted a crown of thorns’

The Hallé
Sir Mark Elder
Rebecca Evans soprano The Angel Gabriel/The Blessed Virgin Mary
Alice Coote mezzo-soprano Mary Magdalene/Narrator 2
Paul Groves tenor Narrator 1/John | Jacques Imbrailo baritone Jesus
David Kempster baritone Peter | Brindley Sherratt bass Judas

Chorus of Apostles * #
Sean Boyes tenor | Thomas Kelly tenor | Timothy Langston tenor
Thomas Morss tenor | Adam Player tenor | Stefan Berkieta bass
Matthew Kellett bass | Graham McCusker bass | Daniel Shelvey bass
# With grateful thanks to the Royal Northern College of Music and University of Manchester.

Hallé Choir (Frances Cooke director *)
Hallé Youth Choir (Richard Wilberforce director)

Recorded live and in rehearsal at The Bridgewater Hall on 5 May 2012.

Reviews of the Hallé’s live Manchester performance:

‘Elder’s dramatic sense of the whole structure and of the significance of every detail made it all thrillingly compelling.... the choral sound was truly imposing.’
The Guardian

‘It was thrilling to experience the mingling of solos, two or three, or a dozen or so voices, with the Mystic Chorus formed by the massive and resonant Hallé Choir and the fresh-voiced Hallé Youth Choir. The culmination of the work and, indeed, every stage of it, was superbly paced and managed by Elder and his orchestra.’
The Times



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