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Royal Albert Hall
Kensington Gore


Claude DebussyPrelude à l'après-midi d'un faune
Ralph Vaughan WilliamsSancta Civitas
~ Interval ~
Edward ElgarSymphony no.2 in E flat major, Op.63


Mark Elder – Conductor
Robin Tritschler – Tenor
Iain Paterson – baritone

Hallé Orchestra
Hallé Youth Choir
Trinity Boys Choir
Hallé Choir
London Philharmonic Choir

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Programme Note

Sir Mark Elder and the Hallé champion Vaughan Williams’s neglected oratorio Sancta civitas - an ecstatic vision of post-apocalyptic salvation. It’s a piece made for the huge space of the Royal Albert Hall, where its heavenly trumpets and choirs can swell to full force. Described by Elgar’s wife as ‘vast in design and supremely beautiful’, his Second Symphony took a while to win public affection, but is now almost as cherished as Debussy’s evocative tone-poem depicting the lascivious thoughts of a sleepy faun - a work the composer Pierre Boulez has hailed as signalling the beginning of modern music.

Prom 17: Hallé – Debussy, Vaughan Williams & Elgar

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