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Disc No: HLL 7535
Price: Sek. 155 Holst’s large-scale work The Hymn of Jesus explores the connection between dancing and religious ritual in a highly concentrated and intense work. It combines musical techniques and thematic material to produce a work which is a highly evocative representation of the serenity and exaltation of mysticism.
Delius' enigmatic choral poem Sea Drift is described by Elder as a ‘masterpiece’ and is a work he has long wanted to perform and record. Composed in 1903 to verses by Walt Whitman the work depicts, in wonderful music of great emotional intensity, an expression of grief, loss and bereavement. Including some of the most ravishing music that Delius ever penned, Sea Drift stands as one of the most profound evocations of loss in British music
Holst - The Hymn of Jesus Prelude

Delius - Sea Drift

Delius - Cynara

Name: Delius - Holst


Holst Gustav (1874-1934) The Hymn of Jesus
The Hallé - Sir Mark Elder
Delius, Frederick Sea Drift
Delius, Frederick Cynara

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