This new edition of the poem marks the bicentenary of Newman's birth in 1801; it also celebrates the centenary of the first performance in 1900 of Elgar's choral masterpiece based on the poem. In addition to a foreword by Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Birmingham, there is an introduction by Fr Gregory Winterton of the Birmingham Oratory, which Newman founded and where he lived, worked and preached for more than forty years. Fr Benedict J Groeschel CFR has written a preface to the book as well. Also included are a section on Elgar's Dream of Gerontius, which rapidly became the most popular choral work in Britain after Handel's Messiah, and a discography of currently available recordings of Elgar's Dream.
|Publisher:||Creative Media Partners, LLC|
|Product dimensions:||6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.14(d)|
Table of Contents
|John Henry Newman, the Richmond Portrait||iv|
|Edward Elgar in 1900||16|
|Extract from Newman's manuscript||22|
|Title page of Elgar's autograph full score||72|