The Dream Of Gerontius

The Dream Of Gerontius

by John Henry Newman


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Cardinal Newman's renowned poem describes the death of an old man and the journey of his soul to the judgement seat of God. First published in 1865, it quickly became a best-seller in its field, second only in popularity to Tennyson's In Memoriam.

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780353638266
Publisher: Creative Media Partners, LLC
Publication date: 11/13/2018
Pages: 66
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.14(d)

Table of Contents

Elgar's Dream17
Part I25
Part II33
Part III40
Part IV44
Part V54
Part VI66
Part VII69
John Henry Newman, the Richmond Portraitiv
Edward Elgar in 190016
Extract from Newman's manuscript22
Title page of Elgar's autograph full score72

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