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Words by Cardinal Newman from Queen's Hall, London, W.I
(Sole Lessees, Messrs. Chappell and Co. Ltd.)
Olga Haley (contralto)
Heddle Nash (tenor)
Harold Williams (baritone).
The Philharmonic Choir
Hon. Conductor, Charles Kennedy
The BBC Singers
Chorus Master, Leslie Woodgate
The BBC Symphony Orchestra
Leader, Paul Beard
Conducted by Sir Henry J. Wood
Part 1
Gerontius, Jesu Maria-I am near to death
Assistants, Kyrie Eleison
Gerontius, Rouse thee, my fainting soul
Assistants, Be merciful, be gracious ; spare him, Lord
Gerontius, Sanctus fortis, Sanctus
Gerontius, I can no more
Assistants, Rescue him, 0 Lord, in this his evil hour
Gerontius, Novissima hora est
The Priest, Proficiscere anima
Assistants, Go, in the name of Angels and Archangels
See the article on page 12


Unknown: Cardinal Newman
Contralto: Olga Haley
Tenor: Heddle Nash
Baritone: Harold Williams
Conductor: Charles Kennedy
Chorus Master: Leslie Woodgate
Unknown: Jesu Maria-I
Unknown: Kyrie Eleison
Gerontius: Heddle Nash
The Priest: Harold Williams
Assistants: Chorus

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

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