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The dream of Gerontius

Author: Edward ElgarJohn Henry NewmanAlice CootePaul Groves, (Tenor)Bryn TerfelAll authors
Publisher: [Manchester] : Hallé Concerts Society, ℗2008.
Edition/Format:   Music CD : CD audio : CD for computer : Document   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Oratorios
Musical settings
Named Person: John Henry Newman; John Henry Newman
Material Type: Document, Music
Document Type: Sound Recording, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Edward Elgar; John Henry Newman; Alice Coote; Paul Groves, (Tenor); Bryn Terfel; Mark Elder; Hallé (Musical group); Hallé Choir.; Hallé Youth Choir.
OCLC Number: 311868260
Notes: Oratorio.
Words by Cardinal Newman.
Enhanced compact disc.
Program notes by Michael Kennedy and biographical notes on the performers, in English with French and German translations, and libretto ([24] p.) inserted in container; libretto with French and German translations, in pdf format, on disc 1.
Credits: Produced by Andrew Keener.
Performer(s): Alice Coote, mezzo-soprano ; Paul Groves, tenor ; Bryn Terfel, bass-baritone ; the Hallé, Hallé Choir, and Hallé Youth Choir ; Sir Mark Elder, conductor.
Event notes: Recorded July 15-19, 2008, in Bridgewater Hall, Manchester.
Description: 2 audio discs (95 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Contents: Disc one : Prelude (10:36) --
Jesu, Maria --
I am near to death (3:09) --
Kyrie eleison --
Holy Mary, pray for him (2:12) --
Rouse thee, my fainting soul (4:14) --
Sanctus fortis, Sanctus deus (4:55) --
I can no more (5:36) --
Proficiscere, anima Christiana (6:33). Disc two : Introduction (1:20) --
I went to sleep (4:14) --
My work is done (2:08) --
It is a member of that family (5:55) --
But hark! ... Low-born clods of brute earth (1:39) --
Dispossessed, aside thrust (4:18) --
I see not those false spirits (1:44) --
There was a mortal ... Praise to the Holiest (5:15) --
But hark! a grand mysterious harmony (1:20) --
Praise to the Holiest (7:49) --
Thy judgement now is near (2:05) --
Jesu! by that shuddering dread (6:09) --
... Praise to His Name! ... Take me away (5:47) --
Softly and gently (6:50).
Responsibility: Elgar.

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