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Great Hall - Dartington Hall


Edward ElgarThe Dream of Gerontius, Op.38


Simon Capet – Conductor
Alison Kettlewell – Soprano
David Webb – Tenor
James Platt – Bass

Dartington Community Choir
Dartington Sinfonietta

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Programme Note

Based on the famous poem of Cardinal Newman, Elgar’s The Dream of Gerontius follows the journey of a sick old man through death, divine judgement and finally towards redemption.

The piece has a rich Wagnerian style combined with emotional energy - Elgar uses musical motifs to provide a heart-rending expression of anguish and the consciousness of sin, juxtaposed with lyrical passages of tenderness and hope.  Like his Enigma Variations, Elgar’s The Dream of Gerontius has become a much-loved national treasure.

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