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Holst: The Cloud Messenger, Op. 30, H. 111 & 5 Partsongs, Op. 12, H. 61

Joseph Fort, The Choir of King’s College, London

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Gustav Holst's The Cloud Messenger, Op. 30, of 1913, is all but forgotten. A giant choral-orchestral setting of an epic Sanskrit love poem, the work was, in Holst's mind, to be a major expansion of the music on Indian subjects he had been pursuing since the first years of the century. Unfortunately, the premiere was sunk by a ghastly error (no semi-choir was provided, and the singers attempted to sight-read the music, with predictably disastrous results), and the work fell out of the repertory, eclipsed by more modernist concepts. Even today, it's a substantial budgetary undertaking for even the big British choirs Holst imagined. Hence this chamber arrangement for 15 players by Joseph Fort: the idea is to revive the work, which is doubtless interesting. The piece, unlike some others by Holst of the period, doesn't include much reference to actual Indian music, but it does have an attractively romantic-mystical atmosphere that survives the reduction in forces. The tale recounts the efforts of a king to have a cloud take a message to his wife in the Himalayan mountains. The paean to marital love was a bit out of fashion in the year of The Rite of Spring, but Holst's airy score, coming to rest in quiet ecstasy at the end, reflects the ancient text well. The Choir of King's College London and the Strand Ensemble achieve the right transparent texture, and the choir also does well with the encore, the Five Partsongs, Op. 12, also of a romantic nature. Certainly of interest to Holst buffs, this album will also attract those exploring the question of India in the British cultural mind.
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The Cloud Messenger, Op. 30, H. 111 (Arr. J. Fort for Choir & Chamber Ensemble) (Gustav Holst)

1
No. 1, Prelude
The Strand Ensemble
00:03:18

Gustav Holst, Composer - Joseph Fort, Conductor - The Strand Ensemble, Ensemble, MainArtist

(C) 2020 Delphian (P) 2020 Delphian

2
No. 2, O Thou, Who Com’st from Heaven’s King
The Choir of King’s College, London
00:02:48

Gustav Holst, Composer - Joseph Fort, Conductor - The Strand Ensemble, Ensemble - The Choir of King’s College, London, Choir, MainArtist

(C) 2020 Delphian (P) 2020 Delphian

3
No. 3, In the City of the Great God
The Choir of King’s College, London
00:01:04

Gustav Holst, Composer - Joseph Fort, Conductor - The Strand Ensemble, Ensemble - The Choir of King’s College, London, Choir, MainArtist

(C) 2020 Delphian (P) 2020 Delphian

4
No. 4, Bringer of Rain
The Choir of King’s College, London
00:02:02

Gustav Holst, Composer - Joseph Fort, Conductor - The Strand Ensemble, Ensemble - The Choir of King’s College, London, Choir, MainArtist

(C) 2020 Delphian (P) 2020 Delphian

5
No. 5, Rushing Northward
The Choir of King’s College, London
00:01:59

Gustav Holst, Composer - Joseph Fort, Conductor - The Strand Ensemble, Ensemble - The Choir of King’s College, London, Choir, MainArtist

(C) 2020 Delphian (P) 2020 Delphian

6
No. 6, See How All Greet Thee
The Choir of King’s College, London
00:01:14

Gustav Holst, Composer - Joseph Fort, Conductor - The Strand Ensemble, Ensemble - The Choir of King’s College, London, Choir, MainArtist

(C) 2020 Delphian (P) 2020 Delphian

7
No. 7, Behold the Villages
The Choir of King’s College, London
00:01:45

Gustav Holst, Composer - Joseph Fort, Conductor - The Strand Ensemble, Ensemble - The Choir of King’s College, London, Choir, MainArtist

(C) 2020 Delphian (P) 2020 Delphian

8
No. 8, As the Rain Descends
The Choir of King’s College, London
00:01:33

Gustav Holst, Composer - Joseph Fort, Conductor - The Strand Ensemble, Ensemble - The Choir of King’s College, London, Choir, MainArtist

(C) 2020 Delphian (P) 2020 Delphian

9
No. 9, Tarry Not, O Cloud, Tarry Not
Caitlin Goreing
00:04:42

Gustav Holst, Composer - Joseph Fort, Conductor - Caitlin Goreing, Artist, MainArtist - The Strand Ensemble, Ensemble

(C) 2020 Delphian (P) 2020 Delphian

10
No. 10, Tarry Not, O Cloud
The Choir of King’s College, London
00:02:09

Gustav Holst, Composer - Joseph Fort, Conductor - The Strand Ensemble, Ensemble - The Choir of King’s College, London, Choir, MainArtist

(C) 2020 Delphian (P) 2020 Delphian

11
No. 11, And Hark!
The Choir of King’s College, London
00:00:53

Gustav Holst, Composer - Joseph Fort, Conductor - The Strand Ensemble, Ensemble - The Choir of King’s College, London, Choir, MainArtist

(C) 2020 Delphian (P) 2020 Delphian

12
No. 12, Thou Hast Reached the Snowy Peaks
The Choir of King’s College, London
00:03:53

Gustav Holst, Composer - Joseph Fort, Conductor - The Strand Ensemble, Ensemble - The Choir of King’s College, London, Choir, MainArtist

(C) 2020 Delphian (P) 2020 Delphian

13
No. 13, And See! The Great God Himself
The Choir of King’s College, London
00:00:55

Gustav Holst, Composer - Joseph Fort, Conductor - The Strand Ensemble, Ensemble - The Choir of King’s College, London, Choir, MainArtist

(C) 2020 Delphian (P) 2020 Delphian

14
No. 14, Moderato maestoso - Vivace
The Choir of King’s College, London
00:01:51

Gustav Holst, Composer - Joseph Fort, Conductor - The Strand Ensemble, Ensemble - The Choir of King’s College, London, Choir, MainArtist

(C) 2020 Delphian (P) 2020 Delphian

15
No. 15, When the Dancers Are Weary
The Choir of King’s College, London
00:04:41

Gustav Holst, Composer - Joseph Fort, Conductor - The Strand Ensemble, Ensemble - The Choir of King’s College, London, Choir, MainArtist

(C) 2020 Delphian (P) 2020 Delphian

16
No. 16, Wait Near Her Flower-Covered Window
The Choir of King’s College, London
00:01:17

Gustav Holst, Composer - Joseph Fort, Conductor - The Strand Ensemble, Ensemble - The Choir of King’s College, London, Choir, MainArtist

(C) 2020 Delphian (P) 2020 Delphian

17
No. 17, The Message [I, the Bringer of the Rain]
The Choir of King’s College, London
00:02:38

Gustav Holst, Composer - Joseph Fort, Conductor - The Strand Ensemble, Ensemble - The Choir of King’s College, London, Choir, MainArtist

(C) 2020 Delphian (P) 2020 Delphian

18
No. 18, Beloved!
The Choir of King’s College, London
00:04:33

Gustav Holst, Composer - Joseph Fort, Conductor - The Strand Ensemble, Ensemble - The Choir of King’s College, London, Choir, MainArtist

(C) 2020 Delphian (P) 2020 Delphian

5 Partsongs, Op. 12, H. 61 (Gustav Holst)

19
No. 1, Dream Tryst
The Choir of King’s College, London
00:04:39

Gustav Holst, Composer - Joseph Fort, Conductor - The Choir of King’s College, London, Choir, MainArtist

(C) 2020 Delphian (P) 2020 Delphian

20
No. 2, Ye Little Birds
The Choir of King’s College, London
00:02:18

Gustav Holst, Composer - Joseph Fort, Conductor - The Choir of King’s College, London, Choir, MainArtist

(C) 2020 Delphian (P) 2020 Delphian

21
No. 3, Her Eyes the Glow-Worm Lend Thee
The Choir of King’s College, London
00:01:02

Gustav Holst, Composer - Joseph Fort, Conductor - The Choir of King’s College, London, Choir, MainArtist

(C) 2020 Delphian (P) 2020 Delphian

22
No. 4, Now Is the Month of Maying
The Choir of King’s College, London
00:01:37

Gustav Holst, Composer - Joseph Fort, Conductor - The Choir of King’s College, London, Choir, MainArtist

(C) 2020 Delphian (P) 2020 Delphian

23
No. 5, Come to Me
The Choir of King’s College, London
00:05:01

Gustav Holst, Composer - Joseph Fort, Conductor - The Choir of King’s College, London, Choir, MainArtist

(C) 2020 Delphian (P) 2020 Delphian

Album Description

Gustav Holst's The Cloud Messenger, Op. 30, of 1913, is all but forgotten. A giant choral-orchestral setting of an epic Sanskrit love poem, the work was, in Holst's mind, to be a major expansion of the music on Indian subjects he had been pursuing since the first years of the century. Unfortunately, the premiere was sunk by a ghastly error (no semi-choir was provided, and the singers attempted to sight-read the music, with predictably disastrous results), and the work fell out of the repertory, eclipsed by more modernist concepts. Even today, it's a substantial budgetary undertaking for even the big British choirs Holst imagined. Hence this chamber arrangement for 15 players by Joseph Fort: the idea is to revive the work, which is doubtless interesting. The piece, unlike some others by Holst of the period, doesn't include much reference to actual Indian music, but it does have an attractively romantic-mystical atmosphere that survives the reduction in forces. The tale recounts the efforts of a king to have a cloud take a message to his wife in the Himalayan mountains. The paean to marital love was a bit out of fashion in the year of The Rite of Spring, but Holst's airy score, coming to rest in quiet ecstasy at the end, reflects the ancient text well. The Choir of King's College London and the Strand Ensemble achieve the right transparent texture, and the choir also does well with the encore, the Five Partsongs, Op. 12, also of a romantic nature. Certainly of interest to Holst buffs, this album will also attract those exploring the question of India in the British cultural mind.
© TiVo

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