The Dream of Gerontius, Op.38 (Elgar, Edward)

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Editor First edition
Publisher. Info. London: Novello & Co., 1902. Plate 11100.
Reprinted Mineola: Dover Publications, n.d. Plate 2002.
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Publisher. Info. London: Novello & Co. Ltd., 1901. Plate 11100.
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Editor First edition (later printing)
Language English
Publisher. Info. London: Novello & Co., 1900. Plate 8306.
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Language French
Translator Jacques d' Offoël (d.1906)
Publisher. Info. London: Novello & Co., 1905. Plate 12046.
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The Angel's Song "My Work Is Done"

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Publisher. Info. London: Novello & Co., Ltd., 1900. Plate 11148.
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Misc. Notes This song is at the beginning of Part II "I went to sleep", and is the Angel's response to the wondering expressions of the Soul of Gerontius.
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Arrangements and Transcriptions

Prelude and Angel's Farewell

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Daphnis (2010/2/25)

Arranger Alfred Herbert Brewer (1865-1928)
Publisher. Info. London: Novello & Co., 1903. Plate 11657.
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Publisher. Info. London: Novello & Co., 1902.
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General Information

Work Title The Dream of Gerontius
Alternative. Title
Composer Elgar, Edward
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.38
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IEE 21
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 13 movements in 2 parts:
  • Part I
1. Prelude
2. Jesu, Maria – I am near to death
3. Rouse thee, my fainting soul
4. Sanctus fortis, sanctus Deus
5. Proficiscere, anima Christiana
  • Part II
6. I went to sleep
7. It is a member of that family
8. But hark! upon my sense comes a fierce hubbub
9. I see not those false spirits
10. But hark! a grand mysterious harmony
11. Thy judgment now is near
12. I go before my judge
13. Softly and gently, dearly-ransomed soul
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1899-1900
First Performance. 1900-10-03 in Birmingham
First Publication. 1900 – London: Novello
Librettist John Henry Newman (Cardinal Newman) (1801-1890)
Language English
Dedication AMDG (Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam)
Average DurationAvg. Duration 95 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Voices: mezzo-soprano, tenor, bass; mixed chorus
orchestra
External Links Wikipedia article
Elgar Society