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|Named Person:||Walt Whitman; Walt Whitman|
|Document Type:||Sound Recording|
|Music Type:||Hymns; Operas|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Gustav Holst; Walt Whitman; Clifford Bax; Norma Burrowes; Robert Tear; Michael Rippon; Michael Langdon; Charles Groves; Steuart Bedford; Helen Waddell; St. Paul's Cathedral (London, England). Choir.; London Symphony Chorus.; London Philharmonic Orchestra.; English Opera Group.; English Chamber Orchestra.
|Notes:||The 1st, 3rd-4th works for chorus (women's voices in the 4th work) and orchestra; the 2nd work is a chamber opera in 1 act.
Sung in Latin and English (1st work) and English (remainder).
Libretto of the 2nd work by Clifford Bax, based on the story Le pauvre clerc from The wandering scholars by Helen Waddell; words to the 3rd work by Whitman..
Previously released 1975-1978.
Program notes by Imogen Holst, Colin Matthews and Michael Kennedy, with texts (27 p. : port.) inserted in container.
|Performer(s):||Choristers of St. Paul's Cathedral Choir (1st work) ; London Symphony Chorus, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Charles Groves, conductor (1st, 3rd-4th works) ; Norma Burrowes, soprano, Robert Tear, tenor, Michael Rippon, baritone, Michael Langdon, bass, English Opera Group, English Chamber Orchestra, Steuart Bedford, conductor (2nd work).|
|Event notes:||Recorded in London, England at Kingsway Hall, Jan. and Mar. 1977 (1st work) and Jan. 26-27 & Mar. 7-8, 1977 (3rd-4th works) and at Abbey Road Studios, July 17-19, 1974 (2nd work).|
|Description:||1 sound disc : digital, stereo. ; 4 3/4 in.|
|Contents:||The hymn of Jesus : op. 37 (22:05) --
The wandering scholar : op. 50 (24:24) --
Ode to death : op. 38 (11:06) --
Choral hymns from the Rig Veda : op. 26, second group. To Varuna : (god of the waters) ; To Agni : (god of fire) ; Funeral chant (14:00).
|Other Titles:||Wandering scholar.
Ode to death.
Choral hymns from the Rig-Veda.