All recordings used in this the making of this CD form part of The EMI Archive Trust, a heritage organisation set up to preserve the first 50 years of the Gramophone Company (later EMI) 1897-1946… 32 more words
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By Ted Gadsby
“The Dream of Gerontius”, Elgar’s opus 38 – Vivid memories from April 1945
April this year marked the 70th anniversary of the recording in Huddersfield Town Hall of the ‘Dream’, an occasion I witnessed at first hand. 649 more words
Gary Davis’ version that appears on the Demons And Angels album has a very different feeling to the early recording transcribed above.
Though the structure is essentially the same, he begins the song with the final verse and from there the lyrics are completely different and almost an aside to the music. 10 more words