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The Herald

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

 
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

Recordings

Elgar: Choral Songs
CDA67019Archive Service
Elgar: The complete choral songs
CDA66271/22CDs Archive Service

Details

Track 8 on CDA66271/2 CD2 [4'04] 2CDs Archive Service
Track 20 on CDA67019 [3'42] Archive Service

Track-specific metadata for CDA67019 track 20

Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-98-01920
Duration
3'42
Recording date
16 April 1998
Recording venue
St Alban's Church, Holborn, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Andrew Keener
Recording engineer
Antony Howell & Julian Millard
Hyperion usage
  1. Elgar: Choral Songs (CDA67019)
    Disc 1 Track 20
    Release date: November 1998
    Deletion date: November 2006
    Archive Service
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