BANTOCK: Omar Khayyam

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Item number CHSA 5051(3)
Barcode 095115505120
Release date 09/01/2007
Category Song
Label Chandos Records
Media type HYBRID SACD
Number of units 3
Artists Wyn-Rogers, Catherine
Williams, Roderick
Spence, Toby
Composers Bantock, Granville
Conductors Handley, Vernon
Orchestras BBC Symphony Chorus
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Disc: 1
Omar Khayyam
1 Part I: Prelude
2 Part I: Wake! For the Sun, who scattered into flig
3 Part I: Before the phantom of false morning died (
4 Part I: And as the cock crew, those who stood befo
5 Part I: Now the new year reviving old desires (Poe
6 Part I: Iram indeed is gone with all his rose (Poe
7 Part I: Whether at Naishapur or Babylon (Chorus)
8 Part I: Each morn a thousand roses brings, you say
9 Part I: With me along the strip of herbage strown
10 Part I: Some for the glories of this world; and so
11 Part I: Look to the blowing Rose about us - "Lo" (
12 Part I: Think, in this battered caravanserai (Chor
13 Part I: I sometimes think that never blows so red
14 Part I: Ah, my Beloved, fill the cup that clears (
15 Part I: Ah, make the most of what we yet may spend
16 Part I: Alike for those who for To-day prepare (Be
17 Part I: Myself when young did eagerly frequent (Ph
18 Part I: What, without asking, hither hurried Whenc
19 Part I: Up from earth's centre through the seventh
20 Part I: Earth could not answer; nor the seas that
21 Part I: Then of the Thee in Me wo works behind (Po
22 Part I: Then to the lip of this poor earthern urn
23 Part I: I think the vessel, that with fugitive (Ph
Disc: 2
Omar Khayyam
1 Part I: As then the tulip for her morning sup (Bel
2 Part I: So when that Angel of the darker drink (Be
3 Part I: Tis but a tent where takes his one day's r
4 Part I: When you and I behind the veil are past (B
5 Part I: Interlude - the Desert
6 Part I: The Caravan
7 Part I: A moment's halt - a momentary taste (Choru
8 Part I: Would you that spangle of Existence spend
9 Part I: A moment guessed - then back behind the fo
10 Part I: Waste not your hour, nor in the vain pursu
11 Part I: Better be jocund with the fruitful grape (
12 Part II: You know, my Friends, with what a brave c
13 Part II: Ah, but my computations, people say - and
14 Part II: The Grape that can with logic absolute (C
15 Part II: The mighty Mahmud, Allah-breathing Lord (
16 Part II: Why, be this Juice the growth of God, who
17 Part II: I must abjure the Balm of Life, I must (P
18 Part II: Oh threats of Hell and hopes of Paradise!
19 Part II: The Revelations of devout and learn'd
20 Part II: We are no other that a moving row (Chorus
21 Part II: The Moving finger writes; and, having wri
22 Part II: And that inverted bowl we call the sky (B
23 Part II: With Earth's first clay they did the last
24 Part II: I tell you this - when, started from the
25 Part II: What! Out of senseless Nothing to provoke
26 Part II: Oh Thou, who didst with pitfall and with
27 Part II: Oh Thou, who Man of baser earth didst mak
Disc: 3
Omar Khayyam
1 Part III: Introduction - the Fast of Ramazan
2 Part III: Worshippers in the Mosque
3 Part III: As under cover of departing day (Philoso
4 Part III: Shapes of all sorts and sizes, great and
5 Part III: Said one among them - Surely not in vain
6 Part III: So while the vessels one by one were spe
7 Part III: Ah, with the grape my fading life provid
8 Part III: Indeed the idol I have loved so long (Ph
9 Part III: And much as wine has play'd the infidel
10 Part III: Yet ah, that Spring should vanish with t
11 Part III: Would but the desert of the fountain yie
12 Part III: Yon rising moon that looks for us again
13 Part III: And when like her, oh Saki, you shall pa
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