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Elgar The Kingdom (2-CD)

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£19.99

Released On
4th Oct 2010

Product Code
CD HLD 7526

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Composer
Edward Elgar

Conductor
Sir Mark Elder

Soloists/Artists
Claire Rutter, Soprano - The Blessed Virgin Mary
Susan Bickley, Mezzo-soprano - Mary Magdalene
John Hudson, Tenor - St. John
Iain Paterson, Baritone - St. Peter
Hallé Choir, (Tom Seligman Guest Choral Director)

Gramophone Classical Music Awards 2011 – Choral


EDWARD ELGAR (1857-1934)
The Kingdom, Op.51

CD 1
1: Prelude
I In the Upper Room
2: Seek first the Kingdom of God (chorus)
3: Men and brethren (Peter)
4: O ye priests (chorus)
II At the Beautiful Gate
5: The singers are before the altar (Mary)
III Pentecost
6: And when the day of Pentecost (tenor)
7: And suddenly there came from heaven (contralto)
8: I have prayed for thee (Peter)
9: Repent and be baptized (Peter)

CD 2
IV The Sign of Healing
1: Then they that gladly received his word (contralto)
2: Unto you that fear his name (John)
3: And as they spake (contralto)
4: The sun goeth down (Mary)
V The Upper Room
5: The voice of Joy (chorus)
6: Thou, Almighty Lord (chorus)
7: Our Father (chorus)

RECORDED LIVE ON 17 OCTOBER 2009 IN THE BRIDGEWATER HALL.

‘And nothing budged the wonderful glow of the Hallé sound, the orchestra’s mastery of Elgar’s moods … or Elder’s endless understanding of the composer’s heart and soul.’

The Times on the Hallé’s performance, 17 October 2009