Elgar The Kingdom (2-CD)

Price
£19.99

Released On
4th Oct 2010

Product Code
CD HLD 7526

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)
 
RECORDED LIVE ON 17 OCTOBER 2009 IN THE BRIDGEWATER HALL
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)


‘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

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