Parry* - Anne Dawson, Arthur Davies, Brian Rayner Cook, The London Philharmonic Choir, The London Philharmonic* Conducted By Matthias Bamert ‎– Invocation To Music

Chandos ‎– CHAN 9025
CD, Album


Invocation To Music: An Ode (In Honour Of Henry Purcell) By Robert Bridges For Soprano, Tenor, Bass, Chorus And Orchestra
I Introduction & Chorus - II Soprano Solo & Chorus (9:15)
1.1 I Introduction & Chorus: 'Myriad Voicèd Queen!'. Moderato
1.2 II Soprano Solo & Chorus: 'Turn, O Return!'. Allegretto Tranquillo
2 III Tenor Solo: 'Thee, Fair Poetry, Oft Hath Sought'. Allegretto Tranquillo 4:31
3 IV Chorus: 'The Monstrous Sea'. Maestoso Energico 5:32
4 V Soprano & Tenor Duet: 'Love To Love Calleth'. Andante Appassionato 5:16
5 VI Dirge - Bass Solo: 'To Me, To Me, Fair-Hearted Goddess, Come!'. Maestoso 8:05
VII Chorus - VIII Soprano Solo & Chorus (11:05)
6.1 VII Chorus: 'Man, Born Of Desire'. Moderato
6.2 VIII Soprano Solo & Chorus: 'Rejoice, Ye Dead, Where'er Your Spirits Dwell'. Più Lento
7 IX Soprano, Tenor & Bass Trio: 'O Enter With Me The Gates Of Delight'. Allegro Vivace 5:40
8 X Chorus: 'Thou, O Queen Of Sinless Grace'. Allegro Vivo 5:12

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Premier Recording

TT = 55:01

Colchester ∙ Essex ∙ England

Printed in Germany
Made in Austria

Recorded under the auspices of the Ralph Vaughan Williams Trust in All Saints Church, Tooting, London on 10 & 11 May 1991
Front cover painting: Coast Scene, Mount Desert by Frederick Edwin Church, © 1992 Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford. Bequest of Mrs Clara Hinton Gould.

Liner notes in English, German and French, libretto in English.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 0 95115 90252 3
  • Label Code: LC 7038
  • Other (SPARS Code): DDD