Buy used:
£2.23
+ £1.26 UK delivery
Used: Very Good | Details
Sold by Round3 UK
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: Shipped next day from GA, United States. All products are inspected and playing quality guaranteed (excluding any digital content). Our friendly multilingual customer service team will be happy to resolve your queries.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Elgar/Choral Songs

3.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review

Available from these sellers.
4 new from £55.06 12 used from £2.23

Special Offers and Product Promotions


Product details

  • Audio CD (2 Nov. 1998)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Hyperion
  • ASIN: B00000G3Z8
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 451,728 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Two Choral Songs, Op.71: The Shower
  2. Two Choral Songs, Op.71: The Fountain
  3. My Love Dwelt In A Northern Land, Op. 18-3
  4. Five Part-Songs From the Greek Anthology Op.45: Yea, Cast Me From The Heights
  5. Five Part-Songs From the Greek Anthology Op.45: Whether I Find Thee
  6. Five Part-Songs From the Greek Anthology Op.45: After Many A Dusty Mile
  7. Five Part-Songs From the Greek Anthology Op. 45: It's Oh To Be A Wild Wind
  8. Five Part-Songs From the Greek Anthology Op.45: Feasting I Watch
  9. Death On The Hills, Op.72
  10. Go, Song Of Mine, Op.57
  11. The Wanderer
  12. Zut, Zut, Zut
  13. Two Choral Songs, Op.73: Love's Tempest
  14. Two Choral Songs, Op.73: Serenade
  15. Four Choral Songs: There Is Sweet Music
  16. Four Choral Songs: Deep In My Soul
  17. Four Choral Songs: O Wild West Wind
  18. Four Choral Songs: Owls (An Epitaph)
  19. The Reveille, Op.54
  20. The Herald
  21. Weary Wind Of The West
  22. Evening Scene
  23. The Prince Of Sleep

Product Description

I will ship by EMS or SAL items in stock in Japan. It is approximately 7-14days on delivery date. You wholeheartedly support customers as satisfactory. Thank you for you seeing it.

Customer Reviews

3.0 out of 5 stars
5 star
0
4 star
0
3 star
1
2 star
0
1 star
0
See the customer review
Share your thoughts with other customers

Top Customer Reviews

This collection of part-songs by Elgar came about largely as a result of the popularity of choral competition festivals in England in the early years of the last century. It is unfortunate that these compositions have by and large fallen from favor and few of them are heard these days in live performances. Of the 23 songs included here I've only ever heard 'There is Sweet Music' and 'Go, Song of Mine' in concert. That's a shame, because there are some real jewels here. That said, I must confess that this CD does not generally live up to expectations. Partly that is because this is a large chorus--the London Symphony Chorus--which is not given the warmest or most life-like recorded sound. The printed material does not say where these performances were recorded, but there is definitely a problem with constricted and even harsh sound when the dynamic goes much above forte, as it does in a number of these pieces (not least in 'Go, Song of Mine'--the recorded sound, plus the under-pitch singing of the chorus's women pretty much sink this performance). On the whole, and in spite of what the booklet notes imply Elgar wanted, I think most of these songs would sound better with a smaller (and better-tuned) chorus. Certainly John Rutter's Cambridge Singers sound much better in the two Elgar songs they've recorded ('There is sweet music' and 'My love dwelt in a Northern land').
Far and away the best performances here are those for male chorus alone: 'The Wanderer,' to Elgar's somewhat mysterious words, and 'Zut, zut, zut,' a spirited marching song that conveys the disillusion following World War I, are beautifully and effectively done. 'Yea, Cast me from Heights' and 'The Reveille' are also quite nicely done by the male chorus.
This music contains some of Elgar's most original music.
Read more ›
Comment 6 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)

Amazon.com: HASH(0x9b985ab0) out of 5 stars 2 reviews
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9b97327c) out of 5 stars Elgar's Part-Songs 18 Jan. 2005
By J Scott Morrison - Published on Amazon.com
This collection of part-songs by Elgar came about largely as a result of the popularity of choral competition festivals in England in the early years of the last century. It is unfortunate that these compositions have by and large fallen from favor and few of them are heard these days in live performances. Of the 23 songs included here I've only ever heard 'There is Sweet Music' and 'Go, Song of Mine' in concert. That's a shame, because there are some real jewels here. That said, I must confess that this CD does not generally live up to expectations. Partly that is because this is a large chorus--the London Symphony Chorus--which is not given the warmest or most life-like recorded sound. The printed material does not say where these performances were recorded, but there is definitely a problem with constricted and even harsh sound when the dynamic goes much above forte, as it does in a number of these pieces (not least in 'Go, Song of Mine'--the recorded sound, plus the under-pitch singing of the chorus's women pretty much sink this performance). On the whole, and in spite of what the booklet notes imply Elgar wanted, I think most of these songs would sound better with a smaller (and better-tuned) chorus. Certainly John Rutter's Cambridge Singers sound much better in the two Elgar songs they've recorded ('There is sweet music' and 'My love dwelt in a Northern land').

Far and away the best performances here are those for male chorus alone: 'The Wanderer,' to Elgar's somewhat mysterious words, and 'Zut, zut, zut,' a spirited marching song that conveys the disillusion following World War I, are beautifully and effectively done. 'Yea, Cast me from Heights' and 'The Reveille' are also quite nicely done by the male chorus.

This music contains some of Elgar's most original music. 'There is sweet music,' for instance, is bitonal, with the men singing in G and the women in A flat--amazing for its time. And entirely lovely. 'Owls' has some extremely odd harmonies, not what one would expect from Elgar, and yet it is very effective (and surely precisely what Elgar wanted) in conveying the strangeness of its text.

I cannot recommend this CD except for those who really want to hear this repertoire. I'm not aware of any other CDs that contain this range of Elgar's part-songs.

Scott Morrison
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9bffe654) out of 5 stars Go Song Of Mine 21 Nov. 2003
By LeDuc de Acatlpolko - Published on Amazon.com
Sometimes I feel like prefering a chamber choir, but in pieces like "Go, Song of Mine" the LSC and Tod Handley do a very moving job. "Owls" sounds very well in here, too.
Were these reviews helpful? Let us know


Customer Discussions


What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Look for similar items by category


Feedback