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Elgar: The Kingdom - Claire Rutter (soprano); Iain Paterson (baritone); John Hudson (tenor); Susan Bickley (mezzo-soprano);...
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  1. The Kingdom, oratorio for soloists, chorus & orchestra, Op. 51
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Elgar intended The Kingdom to be the centerpiece in a massive trilogy of oratorios. He completed the first, The Apostles, in 1903 and The Kingdom in 1906, but after further consideration of the scope that would be required by The Last Judgment, decided to abandon it. The Kingdom features pleasantly lyrical music and should appeal to fans of the composer's and fans of late Romantic British choral anthems. Elgar's orchestral writing is lovely and the purely instrumental sections are entirely effective. This live 2009 ...

Elgar: The Kingdom 2011, Hallé

UPC: 5065001341250