Parry, Charles Hubert Hastings: The Soul's Ransom/The Lotos-Eaters/Blest pair of Sirens/Invocation/I was glad (Chandos Audio CD)

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Charles Hubert H. Parry (1848-1918)

The Soul's Ransom* 47:04
A Psalm of the Poor
(Sinfonia Sacra)
for soprano, bass, chorus and orchestra
Section 1
1 Introduction. Lento - 4:17
2 'Who can number the sands of the sea'. Lento - 8:17
Section 2
3 'Hear ye this, O ye people'. Allegro agitato - 4:21
Bass solo
4 'We look for light, but behold darkness'. Moderato maestoso - 3:21
5 'Why are ye so fearful, O ye of little faith?' Lento 7:10
Soprano solo and chorus
Section 3
6 'The hand of the Lord was upon me'. Maestoso 9:29
Bass solo and chorus
Section 4
7 'The people that walked in darkness'. Moderato, energico - 5:00
Soprano solo
8 'See how, ye that love the light'. Moderato, tranquillo 5:06

The Lotos-Eaters† 32:39
for soprano, chorus and orchestra
9 I 'There is sweet music here that softer fall'. Andante tranquillo - 3:36
10 II 'Why are we weigh'd upon with heaviness'. Allegro - 1:39
11 III 'Lo! in the middle of the wood' - 2:40
Soprano solo
12 IV 'Hateful is the dark-blue sky'. Allegro moderato - 2:23
13 V 'How sweet it were, hearing the downward stream'. Andante tranquillo - 4:25
Soprano solo
14 VI 'Dear is the memory of our wedded lives'. Moderato - Lento - 4:28
Men's chorus
15 VII 'But, propt on beds of amaranth and moly'. Andantino - 2:20
Soprano solo
16 VIII 'The Lotos blooms below the barren peak'. Allegro tranquillo - Andante 11:07
Chorus and soprano solo

1 Blest pair of Sirens‡ 11:53
An Ode by Milton

Invocation to Music§ 54:57
An Ode (in Honour of Henry Purcell) by Robert Bridges
for soprano, tenor, bass, chorus and orchestra
Introduction -
2 I 'Myriad voicèd Queen!' Moderato - 5:10
3 II 'Turn, O return!. Allegretto tranquillo 4:05
Chorus and soprano solo
4 III 'Thee, fair Poetry oft hath sought'. Allegretto tranquillo 4:33
Tenor solo
5 IV 'The monstrous sea'. Maestoso energico 5:34
6 V 'Love to Love calleth'. Andante appassionato 5:17
Soprano and tenor
7 VI Dirge. 'Tome, tome, fair-hearted Goddess, come!' Maestoso - 8:05
Bass solo
8 VII 'Man, born of desire'. Moderato - 4:55
9 VIII 'Rejoice, ye dead, where'er your spirits dwell'. Più lento 6:10
Soprano solo and chorus
10 IX 'O enter with me the gates of delight'. Allegro vivace 5:41
Soprano, tenor and bass
11 X 'Thou, O Queen of sinless grace'. Allegro vivo 5:09

12 I was glad‡ 7:10
Anthem, with words from Psalm 122

Anne Dawson soprano§
Della Jones mezzo-soprano*†
Arthur Davies tenor§
Brian Rayner Cook baritone§
David Wilson-Johnson baritone*
London Philharmonic Choir
London Symphony Chorus
London Philharmonic Orchestra *†§
London Symphony Orchestra
Matthias Bamert *†§
Richard Hickox ‡
Recorded in:
Watford Town Hall
14-16 February (Blest pair of Sirens, I was glad)
Recorded in:
Blackheath Halls, London
25-27 March 1991 (The Soul's Ransom, The Lotos-Eaters)
Recorded in:
All Saints' Church, Tooting, London
10-11 May 1991 (Invocation to Music)
Brian Couzens
Sound Engineer(s)
Ralph Couzens
Janet Middlebrook (Assistant: Blest pair of Sirens, I was glad)
Ben Connellan (other works)
Format: DDD
Bit Rate: 24 Bit Remaster


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