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The Herald

First line:
A grim old king
composer
1925
author of text

The Donald Hunt Singers, Donald Hunt (conductor)
Recording details: March 1987
The Chapter House, Worcester Cathedral, United Kingdom
Produced by Mark Brown
Engineered by Antony Howell
Release date: December 1987
Total duration: 4 minutes 4 seconds

Cover artwork: Broadheath (Elgar's birthplace) by David Birtwhistle
 
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The Herald  A grim old king  [4'04]

Other recordings available for download

London Symphony Chorus, Stephen Westrop (chorus master), Vernon Handley (conductor)

Reviews

'Another invaluable issue from Hyperion' (Music and Musicians)
Dark hues characterize The Herald, a mixed-voice song brought out by Elkin, about a ‘grim old king’ going to his death, having ‘won a rich kingdom’, but now ‘in the sunset he was ebbing fast’. One wonders to what extent the world-weary composer, who had ruled the English musical kingdom some fifteen years earlier, was picturing himself in these words.

from notes by Geoffrey Hodgkins 1998

Other albums featuring this work

Elgar: Choral Songs
CDA67019Archive Service