BAKER, JANET

Elgar: The Dream of Gerontius & Enigma Variati

2 Compact Disc
1 Oct 2007

Barcode: 5099950006120

Composer: Edward Elgar
Other participants: Dame Janet Baker, Mezzosoprano * John Mitchinson, Tenor * John Shirley-Quirk, Babbariton * CBSO Chorus * City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra * Berliner Philharmoniker * Simon Rattle, Dir.

Audio sample & Tracklisting

Disc 1 
01 Theme (Andante): Variations on an Original Theme, Op.36 'Enigma'  - City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra/Sir Simon Ra 
02 I. C.A.E. (the composer's wife): Variations on an Original Theme, Op.36 'Enigma'  - City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra/Sir Simon Ra 
03 II. H.D.S-P. (Hew David Steuart-Powell): Variations on an Original Theme, Op.36 'Enigma'  - City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra/Sir Simon Ra 
04 III. R.B.T. (Richard Baxter Townshend): Variations on an Original Theme, Op.36 'Enigma'  - City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra/Sir Simon Ra 
05 IV. W.M.B. (William Meath Baker): Variations on an Original Theme, Op.36 'Enigma'  - City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra/Sir Simon Ra 
06 V. R.P.A. (Richard Penrose Arnold): Variations on an Original Theme, Op.36 'Enigma'  - City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra/Sir Simon Ra 
07 VI. Ysobel (Isabel Fitton): Variations on an Original Theme, Op.36 'Enigma'  - City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra/Sir Simon Ra 
08 VII. Troyte (Troyte Griffith): Variations on an Original Theme, Op.36 'Enigma'  - City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra/Sir Simon Ra 
09 VIII. W.N. (Winifred Norbury): Variations on an Original Theme, Op.36 'Enigma'  - City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra/Sir Simon Ra 
10 IX. Nimrod (A. J. Jaeger): Variations on an Original Theme, Op.36 'Enigma'  - City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra/Sir Simon Ra 
11 X. Intermezzo: Dorabella (Dora Penny): Variations on an Original Theme, Op.36 'Enigma'  - City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra/Sir Simon Ra 
12 XI. G.R.S. (George Robertson Sinclair): Variations on an Original Theme, Op.36 'Enigma'  - City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra/Sir Simon Ra 
13 XII. B.G.N. (Basil G. Nevinson): Variations on an Original Theme, Op.36 'Enigma'  - City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra/Sir Simon Ra 
14 XIII. Romanza: * * * [Lady Mary Lygon]: Variations on an Original Theme, Op.36 'Enigma'  - City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra/Sir Simon Ra 
15 XIV. Finale: E.D.U. (the composer): Variations on an Original Theme, Op.36 'Enigma'  - City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra/Sir Simon Ra 
16 Prelude (Lento, mistico - Moderato - Andantino - Come prima): The Dream of Gerontius, Op.38, Part I  - Dame Janet Baker/John Mitchinson/John Shirley-Quir 
17 Jesu, Maria - I am near to death (Gerontius): The Dream of Gerontius, Op.38, Part I  - Dame Janet Baker/John Mitchinson/John Shirley-Quir 
18 So pray for me...Kyrie eleison...Holy Mary, pray for him (Gerontius, semi-chorus, chorus): The Dream of Gerontius, Op.3  - Dame Janet Baker/John Mitchinson/John Shirley-Quir 
19 Rouse thee, my fainting soul...Be merciful (Gerontius, chorus): The Dream of Gerontius, Op.38, Part I  - Dame Janet Baker/John Mitchinson/John Shirley-Quir 
20 Sanctus fortis, Sanctus Deus (Gerontius): The Dream of Gerontius, Op.38, Part I  - Dame Janet Baker/John Mitchinson/John Shirley-Quir 
21 I can no more (Gerontius): The Dream of Gerontius, Op.38, Part I  - Dame Janet Baker/John Mitchinson/John Shirley-Quir 
22 Rescue him, O Lord (chorus, Gerontius, semi-chorus): The Dream of Gerontius, Op.38, Part I  - Dame Janet Baker/John Mitchinson/John Shirley-Quir 
23 Novissima hora est (Gerontius): The Dream of Gerontius, Op.38, Part I  - Dame Janet Baker/John Mitchinson/John Shirley-Quir 
24 Proficiscere, anima Christiana (Priest): The Dream of Gerontius, Op.38, Part I  - Dame Janet Baker/John Mitchinson/John Shirley-Quir 
25 Go in the name of Angels (chorus, Priest, semi-chorus): The Dream of Gerontius, Op.38, Part I  - Dame Janet Baker/John Mitchinson/John Shirley-Quir 
26 Go forth upon thy journey (Priest, chorus, semi-chorus): The Dream of Gerontius, Op.38, Part I  - Dame Janet Baker/John Mitchinson/John Shirley-Quir 
Disc 2 
01 Introduction (Andantino): The Dream of Gerontius, Op.38, Part II  - Dame Janet Baker/John Mitchinson/John Shirley-Quir 
02 I went to sleep (Soul of Gerontius): The Dream of Gerontius, Op.38, Part II  - Dame Janet Baker/John Mitchinson/John Shirley-Quir 
03 Another marvel (Soul): The Dream of Gerontius, Op.38, Part II  - Dame Janet Baker/John Mitchinson/John Shirley-Quir 
04 My work is done (Angel, Soul): The Dream of Gerontius, Op.38, Part II  - Dame Janet Baker/John Mitchinson/John Shirley-Quir 
05 It is a member of that family (Soul, Angel): The Dream of Gerontius, Op.38, Part II  - Dame Janet Baker/John Mitchinson/John Shirley-Quir 
06 But hark! Upon my senses (Soul): The Dream of Gerontius, Op.38, Part II  - Dame Janet Baker/John Mitchinson/John Shirley-Quir 
07 Low-born clods of brute earth (chorus): The Dream of Gerontius, Op.38, Part II  - Dame Janet Baker/John Mitchinson/John Shirley-Quir 
08 Dispossessed, aside thrust (chorus, Angel): The Dream of Gerontius, Op.38, Part II  - Dame Janet Baker/John Mitchinson/John Shirley-Quir 
09 The mind bold and indepent (chorus): The Dream of Gerontius, Op.38, Part II  - Dame Janet Baker/John Mitchinson/John Shirley-Quir 
10 I see not those false spirits (Soul): The Dream of Gerontius, Op.38, Part II  - Dame Janet Baker/John Mitchinson/John Shirley-Quir 
11 There was a mortal (Angel): The Dream of Gerontius, Op.38, Part II  - Dame Janet Baker/John Mitchinson/John Shirley-Quir 
12 Praise to the Holiest (semi-chorus, chorus, Angel): The Dream of Gerontius, Op.38, Part II  - Dame Janet Baker/John Mitchinson/John Shirley-Quir 
13 The sound is like the rushing of the wind (Soul): The Dream of Gerontius, Op.38, Part II  - Dame Janet Baker/John Mitchinson/John Shirley-Quir 
14 Glory to Him (chorus, semi-chorus): The Dream of Gerontius, Op.38, Part II  - Dame Janet Baker/John Mitchinson/John Shirley-Quir 
15 They sing of thy approaching agony (Angel, semi-chorus, Soul, chorus): The Dream of Gerontius, Op.38, Part II  - Dame Janet Baker/John Mitchinson/John Shirley-Quir 
16 But hark! a grand mysterious harmony (Soul): The Dream of Gerontius, Op.38, Part II  - Dame Janet Baker/John Mitchinson/John Shirley-Quir 
17 And now on the threshold (Angel): The Dream of Gerontius, Op.38, Part II  - Dame Janet Baker/John Mitchinson/John Shirley-Quir 
18 Praise to the Holiest (chorus): The Dream of Gerontius, Op.38, Part II  - Dame Janet Baker/John Mitchinson/John Shirley-Quir 
19 Thy judgment now is near (Angel, Soul): The Dream of Gerontius, Op.38, Part II  - Dame Janet Baker/John Mitchinson/John Shirley-Quir 
20 Jesu! By that shuddering dread (Angel of the Agony, Soul): The Dream of Gerontius, Op.38, Part II  - Dame Janet Baker/John Mitchinson/John Shirley-Quir 
21 Be merciful, be gracious (semi-chorus, chorus): The Dream of Gerontius, Op.38, Part II  - Dame Janet Baker/John Mitchinson/John Shirley-Quir 
22 Praise to His Name! (Angel): The Dream of Gerontius, Op.38, Part II  - Dame Janet Baker/John Mitchinson/John Shirley-Quir 
23 Take me away (Soul): The Dream of Gerontius, Op.38, Part II  - Dame Janet Baker/John Mitchinson/John Shirley-Quir 
24 Lord, Thou hast been our refuge (Angel, chorus, semi-chorus): The Dream of Gerontius, Op.38, Part II  - Dame Janet Baker/John Mitchinson/John Shirley-Quir 
25 Softly and gently (Angel, chorus, semi-chorus): The Dream of Gerontius, Op.38, Part II  - Dame Janet Baker/John Mitchinson/John Shirley-Quir 
26 I. Incidental Music: Grania and Diarmid, Op.42  - City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra/Sir Simon Ra 
27 II. Funeral March: Grania and Diarmid, Op.42  - City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra/Sir Simon Ra 
28 Pomp and Circumstance March No. 4 in G, Op.39  - Berliner Philharmoniker/Sir Simon Rattle 


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