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ELGAR: Music Makers / Sea Pictures

Written for the striking contralto Clara Butt, who gave the work’s première in a dress said to resemble a mermaid, Sea Pictures is Elgar’s only song cycle with orchestra. These exquisite miniatures depict the sea in all its guises, peaceful and storm-tossed by turns. The heartfelt Where Corals Lie is perhaps the most remarkable three minutes in all of Elgar. Inspired by the notion that artists are the real creators and the true makers of history and society (‘We are the music makers, And we are the dreamers of dreams’), The Music Makers is a largely intimate and nostalgic work, which quotes several times from Elgar’s other compositions.


Elgar, Edward
O'Shaughnessy, Arthur, lyricist(s)

  The Music Makers, Op. 69
1.   Play with flash player I. Introduction: Moderato 00:03:32
2.   Play with flash player II. We are the music makers 00:02:08
3.   Play with flash player III. With wonderful deathless ditties 00:01:51
4.   Play with flash player IV. We, in the ages lying 00:04:17
5.   Play with flash player V. A breath of our inspiration 00:04:29
6.   Play with flash player VI. They had no vision amazing 00:03:32
7.   Play with flash player VII. And therefore today is thrilling 00:04:21
8.   Play with flash player VIII. But we, with our dreaming and singing 00:03:36
9.   Play with flash player IX. For we are afar with the dawning 00:02:49
10.   Play with flash player X. Great hail! We cry to the corners 00:08:50

Elgar, Edward
Gordon, Adam Lindsay / Elgar, Caroline Alice Roberts / Browning, Elizabeth Barrett / Garnett, Richard / Noel, Roden Berkeley Wriothesley, lyricist(s)

  Sea Pictures, Op. 37
11.   Play with flash player I. Sea Slumber - Song 00:05:52
12.   Play with flash player II. In Haven (Capri) 00:01:55
13.   Play with flash player III. Sabbath Morning at Sea 00:05:50
14.   Play with flash player IV. Where Corals Lie 00:03:35
15.   Play with flash player V. The Swimmer 00:05:57

Total Playing Time: 01:02:34






Composer(s):
Elgar, Edward

Lyricist(s):
Browning, Elizabeth Barrett; Elgar, Caroline Alice Roberts; Garnett, Richard; Gordon, Adam Lindsay; Noel, Roden Berkeley Wriothesley; O'Shaughnessy, Arthur

Conductor(s):
Wright, Simon

Orchestra(s):
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

Choir(s):
Bournemouth Symphony Chorus

Artist(s):
Beardsell, Greg; Connolly, Sarah

Label: Naxos

Genre: Choral - Secular; Vocal

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.557710

Barcode: 0747313271023

Release Date: 11/2006

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