Parry: Job

Hilary Davan Wetton: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

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Format: CD

Cat No: CDA67025

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Release Date:  01 October 1998

Label:  Hyperion Records Ltd

Packaging Type:  Jewel Case

No of Units:  1

Barcode:  034571170251

Genres:  Classical  Orchestral  

  • Description

    There are signs of a much overdue, and very welcome, Parry revival. Apart from Blest Pair of Sirens, little of Parry's choral music has been performed—or recorded—in recent years. His star was to a large degree eclipsed by that of his slightly younger contemporary Elgar at the end of his lifetime, but there's no doubt that the latter was strongly influenced by Parry's music, especially when it came to writing his oratorios, as this recording well shows. Parry's Job, written in 1892, pre-dates all of Elgar's oratorios and it is easy to detect its influence in, for instance, The Dream of Gerontius, written ten years later. This fine work has never been recorded before.

  • Tracklisting

      Disc 1

      Side 1

      • 1. Job - Scene I - Introduction: There Was A Man In The Land Of Uz (Narrator)
      • 2. Job - Scene I - Introduction: And The Lord Said To Satan (Narrator)
      • 3. Job - Scene I - Introduction: But Put Forth Thine Hand Now (Satan)
      • 4. Job - Scene II: The Flocks Of My Master (Shepherd Boy)
      • 5. Job - Scene II: Come
      • 6. O Sabean Horde! (Satan)
      • 7. Job - Scene II: And There Came A Messenger To Job (Narrator)
      • 8. Job - Scene II: Lift Up Thy Voice
      • 9. O Son Of Man (Chorus)
      • 10. Job - Scene III: Now When Job's Friends Heard Of All This Evil (Narrator)
      • 11. Job - The Lamentation Of Job: Let The Day Perish Wherein I Was Born (Job)
      • 12. Job - The Lamentation Of Job: Why Died I Not From The Womb? (Job)
      • 13. Job - The Lamentation Of Job: How Should A Man Be Just With God? (Job)
      • 14. Job - The Lamentation Of Job: My Soul Is Weary Of My Life (Job)
      • 15. Job - The Lamentation Of Job: Man That Is Born Of Woman (Job)
      • 16. Job - The Lamentation Of Job: O That I Were As In The Months Past (Job)
      • 17. Job - The Lamentation Of Job: But Now My Soul Is Poured Out Upon Me (Job)
      • 18. Job - The Lamentation Of Job: For I Know That Thou Shalt Bring Me Unto Death (Job)
      • 19. Job - Scene IV: Who Is This That Darkeneth Counsel? (Chorus)
      • 20. Job - Scene IV: Who Shut Up The Sea With Doors? (Chorus)
      • 21. Job - Scene IV: Hast Thou Commanded The Morning Since Thy Days? (Chorus)
      • 22. Job - Scene IV: Hast Thou Given The Horse Strength? (Chorus)
      • 23. Job - Scene IV: Wilt Thou Disannul Judgment? (Chorus)
      • . Job - Scene IV: Then Shall God Also Confess (Chorus)