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Broadheath (Elgar's birthplace) by David Birtwhistle
Track(s) taken from CDA66271/2
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

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

Other recordings available for download
London Symphony Chorus, Stephen Westrop (chorus master), Vernon Handley (conductor)
Introduction
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' (CDA67019)
Elgar: Choral Songs
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