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The Prince of Sleep

First line:
I met at eve the Prince of Sleep
composer
1925
author of text

London Symphony Chorus, Stephen Westrop (chorus master), Vernon Handley (conductor)
Recording details: April 1998
St Alban's Church, Holborn, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Andrew Keener
Engineered by Antony Howell & Julian Millard
Release date: November 1998
Total duration: 4 minutes 53 seconds
 
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Other recordings available for download

Worcester Cathedral Choir, Donald Hunt (conductor)
The Rodolfus Choir, Ralph Allwood (conductor)

Reviews

'Marvellous songs … most beautifully sung' (BBC Music Magazine)

'Deserves to remain the authoritative recording for many years to come' (Choir & Organ)

'No Elgar fan will want to miss the genuinely valuable disc. Another Hyperion success' (Classic CD)

'You cannot do better than a recent Hyperion disc of choral songs. The choral writing is beautiful in an understated way and the performances are winning' (The New York Times)
The Prince of Sleep, to words by Walter de la Mare is a languid setting, capturing masterfully the Lethean sentiments of the words; imagery of dreams and the natural world (especially woodland) always seemed to inspire Elgar.

from notes by Geoffrey Hodgkins 1998

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Elgar: Go, song of mine & other choral works
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Elgar: The complete choral songs
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