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ELGAR: Part-Songs

When Elgar’s popular part-song My Love Dwelt in a Northern Land was published in 1890, a ready market for such pieces had been established by the competition festival movement, itself fuelled by the enormous growth in the number of choirs. This wide-ranging selection features several of Elgar’s finest songs, including his best-known work in the genre As Torrents in Summer, which boasts a memorable tune, the highly original and chromatic Owls, probably the strangest that Elgar ever set, and the ambitious and bitonal There is Sweet Music which the composer himself described as ‘a clinker, and the best I have done’.

Elgar, Edward
Tennyson, Alfred / Shelley, Percy Bysshe, lyricist(s)

  4 Choral songs, Op. 53
1.   No. 1. There is Sweet Music 00:04:45
2.   No. 2. Deep in my Soul 00:04:07
3.   No. 3. O Wild West Wind! 00:03:30
4.   No. 4. Owls (An Epitaph) 00:03:17

Elgar, Edward
Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, lyricist(s)

  Scenes from the Saga of King Olaf, Op. 30: As Torrents in Summer
5.   Scenes from the Saga of King Olaf, Op. 30: As Torrents in Summer 00:02:18

Elgar, Edward
De la Mare, Walter, lyricist(s)

  The Prince of Sleep
6.   The Prince of Sleep 00:04:55

Elgar, Edward
Vaughan, Henry, lyricist(s)

  2 Choral songs, Op. 71
7.   No. 1. The Shower 00:02:39
8.   No. 2. The Fountain 00:03:36

Elgar, Edward
Lang, Andrew, lyricist(s)

  My Love Dwelt in a Northern Land, Op. 18, No. 3
9.   My Love Dwelt in a Northern Land, Op. 18, No. 3 00:04:31

Elgar, Edward
Maykov, Apollon Nikolayevich, lyricist(s)

  Death on the Hills, Op. 72
10.   Death on the Hills, Op. 72 00:04:07

Elgar, Edward
Vaughan, Henry, lyricist(s)

  2 Choral songs, Op. 73
11.   No. 1. Love's Tempest 00:03:01
12.   No. 2. Serenade 00:02:03

Elgar, Edward
Patmore, Coventry, lyricist(s)

  Evening Scene
13.   Evening Scene 00:03:33

Elgar, Edward
Cavalcanti, Guido, lyricist(s)

  Go, Song of Mine, Op. 57
14.   Go, Song of Mine, Op. 57 00:04:56

Elgar, Edward
Elgar, Caroline Alice Roberts, lyricist(s)

  Scenes from the Bavarian Highlands, Op. 27
15.   No. 1. The Dance 00:04:03
16.   No. 2. False Love 00:03:55
17.   No. 3. Lullaby 00:03:33
18.   No. 4. Aspiration 00:03:02
19.   No. 5. On the Alm 00:03:44
20.   No. 6. The Marksmen 00:06:06

Total Playing Time: 01:15:41

Elgar, Edward

Cavalcanti, Guido; De la Mare, Walter; Elgar, Caroline Alice Roberts; Lang, Andrew; Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth; Maykov, Apollon Nikolayevich; Patmore, Coventry; Shelley, Percy Bysshe; Tennyson, Alfred; Vaughan, Henry

Robinson, Christopher

Cambridge University Chamber Choir

Farrington, Iain

Label: Naxos

Series: English Choral Music

Genre: Choral - Secular

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.570541

Barcode: 0747313054176

Physical Release: 03/2008

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