Elgar: The Apostles, Op. 49
 
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Elgar: The Apostles, Op. 49

15 Oct 2012

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The Apostles, Op. 49: Part 1, Prologue: The Spirit of the Lord Hallé, Hallé Choir, Mark Elder
7:02
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The Apostles, Op. 49: Part 1, I. The Calling of the Apostles Hallé, Mark Elder, Paul Groves, Rebecca Evans
7:27
3
The Apostles, Op. 49: Part 1, I. The Calling of the Apostles, The Dawn Hallé, Hallé Choir, Mark Elder
5:04
4
The Apostles, Op. 49: Part 1, I. The Calling of the Apostles, "And when it was day" Hallé, Hallé Choir, Mark Elder, Paul Groves, David Kempster, Brindley Sherratt, Sean Boyes, Thomas Kelly, Timothy Langston, Thomas Morss, Adam Player, Stefan Berkieta, Matthew Kellett, Graham McCusker
7:55
5
The Apostles, Op. 49: Part 1, II. By the wayside Hallé, Hallé Choir, Mark Elder, Jacques Imbrailo, Rebecca Evans, Paul Groves, David Kempster, Brindley Sherratt
6:43
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The Apostles, Op. 49: Part 1, III. By the Sea of Galilee Hallé, Mark Elder, Paul Groves
1:27
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The Apostles, Op. 49: Part 1, III. By the Sea of Galilee, In the Tower of Magdala Hallé, Hallé Choir, Mark Elder, Alice Coote
5:36
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The Apostles, Op. 49: Part 1, III. By the Sea of Galilee, "This shall ye have of mine hand" Hallé, Hallé Choir, Mark Elder, Alice Coote, Sean Boyes, Thomas Kelly, Timothy Langston, Thomas Morss, Adam Player, Stefan Berkieta, Matthew Kellett, Graham McCusker, Daniel Shelvey, Jacques Imbrailo,
7:43
9
The Apostles, Op. 49: Part 1, III. By the Sea of Galilee, In Caesarea Philippi Hallé, Hallé Choir, Mark Elder, Paul Groves, Jacques Imbrailo, Sean Boyes, Thomas Kelly, Timothy Langston, Thomas Morss, Adam Player, Stefan Berkieta, Matthew Kellett, Graham McCusker, Daniel Shelvey,
4:40
10
The Apostles, Op. 49: Part 1, III. By the Sea of Galilee, In Capernaum Hallé, Hallé Choir, Mark Elder, Alice Coote, Rebecca Evans, Paul Groves, Jacques Imbrailo
5:14
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The Apostles, Op. 49: Part 1, III. By the Sea of Galilee, "Turn you to the stronghold" Hallé, Hallé Choir, Mark Elder, Rebecca Evans, Alice Coote, Paul Groves, Jacques Imbrailo, Sean Boyes, Thomas Kelly, Timothy Langston, Thomas Morss, Adam Player, Stefan Berkieta, Matthew Kellett, Grah
6:08
Disc 2
1
The Apostles, Op. 49: Part 2, Introduction Hallé, Mark Elder
3:45
2
The Apostles, Op. 49: Part 2, IV. The Betrayal Hallé, Hallé Choir, Mark Elder, Paul Groves, David Kempster, Brindley Sherratt, Sean Boyes, Thomas Kelly, Timothy Langston, Thomas Morss, Adam Player, Stefan Berkieta, Matthew Kellett, Graham McCusker
1:50
3
The Apostles, Op. 49: Part 2, IV. The Betrayal, "Then gathered the Chief Priests and Pharisees" Hallé, Hallé Choir, Mark Elder, Brindley Sherratt
3:21
4
The Apostles, Op. 49: Part 2, IV. The Betrayal, In Gethsemane Hallé, Hallé Choir, Mark Elder, Brindley Sherratt, Jacques Imbrailo, Alice Coote, David Kempster
4:42
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The Apostles, Op. 49: Part 2, IV. The Betrayal, "Then Judas, which had betrayed Him" Hallé, Hallé Choir, Mark Elder, Alice Coote, Brindley Sherratt
3:50
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The Apostles, Op. 49: Part 2, IV. The Betrayal, "Wither shall I go" Hallé, Hallé Choir, Mark Elder, Brindley Sherratt
5:40
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The Apostles, Op. 49: Part 2, IV. The Betrayal, "Mine end is come" Hallé, Hallé Choir, Mark Elder, Brindley Sherratt
2:29
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The Apostles, Op. 49: Part 2, V. Golgotha Hallé, Hallé Choir, Mark Elder, Rebecca Evans, Paul Groves, Sean Boyes, Thomas Kelly, Timothy Langston, Thomas Morss, Adam Player, Stefan Berkieta, Matthew Kellett, Graham McCusker, Daniel Shelvey
4:16
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The Apostles, Op. 49: Part 2, VI. At the Sepulchre Hallé, Hallé Choir, Hallé Youth Choir, Mark Elder, Alice Coote
3:45
10
The Apostles, Op. 49: Part 2, VII. The Ascension Hallé, Hallé Choir, Mark Elder, Sean Boyes, Thomas Kelly, Timothy Langston, Thomas Morss, Adam Player, Stefan Berkieta, Matthew Kellett, Graham McCusker, Daniel Shelvey, Jacques Imbrailo
3:41
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The Apostles, Op. 49: Part 2, VII. The Ascension, "And when He had spoken these things" Hallé, Hallé Choir, Hallé Youth Choir, Mark Elder, Rebecca Evans, Alice Coote, Paul Groves, David Kempster, Sean Boyes, Thomas Kelly, Timothy Langston, Thomas Morss, Adam Player, Stefan Berkieta, Matt
5:28
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The Apostles, Op. 49: Part 2, VII. The Ascension, "They platted a crown of thorns" Hallé, Hallé Choir, Hallé Youth Choir, Mark Elder, Rebecca Evans, Alice Coote, Paul Groves, David Kempster, Sean Boyes, Thomas Kelly, Timothy Langston, Thomas Morss, Adam Player, Stefan Berkieta, Matt
6:24


Product details

  • Original Release Date: 3 Sep 2012
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Halle Concerts Society
  • Copyright: 2012 Hallé Concerts Society
  • Total Length: 1:54:10
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  • ASIN: B009SI8NMM
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 13,036 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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27 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Elder at his best. 24 Sep 2012
Format:Audio CD
It has been wonderful to observe the accumulating excellence of Mark Elder's recordings with the Halle. The more so for me, as, some years ago, I used to play with that fine band. In fact, I remember performing this very work, though with the late-lamented Maurice Handford carving.
But the orchestra that Elder conducts is something of a different animal. It doesn't appear to have lost the warmth of earlier times, but now has a sureness of attack, an integration of tone that was sometimes lacking.
The same can be said of the Halle Choir; in the past, there was sometimes weak or unattractive tone in the men's voices; not now. There is power a-plenty, but with consistent beauty of tone and security of pitch.
So this recording, taken from a live performance in May of this year (plus a rehearsal no doubt for 'patching'), is a joy and a revelation. When it comes to the big moments, Elder and his forces take no prisoners- the orchestral tutti following the call of the Shofar (a traditional Hebrew trumpet), is overwhelming, and full of foreboding. (Incidentally, there's a small error in the booklet here; the shofar plays Eflat to C, not Cflat as stated). Similarly, there is no holding back for the massive affirmative conclusion of this great work.
If you don't know The Apostles, you are in for a treat; but don't expect another 'Gerontius'. This work is more expansive, more leisurely, without the same number of specific 'numbers', such as the Demons' chorus, or 'Praise to the Holiest' in Gerontius, or indeed 'The Sun Goeth Down' in The Kingdom. But it creates, at its own pace, a convincing and moving whole.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
By Rosound
Format:Audio CD
This new recording of Elgar's oratorio, The Apostles, composed using biblical texts in 1901-3, uses six soloists, choir and orchestra.Edward Elgar The Apostles Op.49 (Recorded Live) Sir Mark Elder and his Halle Orchestra appear to be on a mission to produce benchmark recordings of Elgar's music at present and this is no exception. This is a dramatic work which describes major events in the life of Christ: the calling of the apostles; Jesus' arrest and betrayal by Judas; the Crucufixion; resurrection and the Ascension. You'll need to turn up the volume to feel the full dramatic effect of this wonderful music as it is not closely miked, but gives tremendous aural atmosphere of the live recording venue, Manchester's Bridgewater Hall. All the soloists are perfectly suited to their roles: Rebecca Evans as the Angel Gabriel/Virgin Mary; Alice Coote as Mary Magdalene/Narrator; Paul Groves as John/Narrator; Jacques Imbrailo as Jesus; David Kempster as Peter and Brindley Sharratt as a very fine Judas.

I recently enjoyed the Halle's recording of Elgar's third oratorio, The Kingdom, and their recording of The Music Makers and Dream Children. But this new recording of the little known oratorio, The Apostles, is absolutely superb in every way. I think it even outclasses The Dream of Gerontius as a dramatic and very musical work, particularly in this recording. I therefore give this my highest recommendation. You simply must hear this recording if you love Elgar's music.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Apostles great live recording 23 Sep 2012
By Wantage
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This disc very deservedly has been flying off the shop shelves. Elder and Halle brought this work to The 2012 BBC Proms to great acclaim. This live recording a few weeks earlier in May has a similar line up of soloists. The spell-bound audience are as quiet as mice. There are good notes, full libretto in English. You can certainly purchase without hesitation.
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I have only ever listened to the 1970s EMI Boult recording as this seemed perfect. The work is outstanding, operatic and crafted with such delicacy. So when I saw a Gramphone review saying this was better than Boult I had to buy this. It is certainly great and the recording (which is live) is modern and allows you to hear things more clearly (like the percussion). I don't know if I will ever give up the Boult but if you admire this piece of music you really should own a copy of this recording.
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