Delius: A Mass of Life; Prelude and Idyll - Alan Opie (baritone); Andrew Kennedy (tenor); Catherine Wyn-Rogers (mezzo-soprano); Janice Watson (soprano);...

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  1. A Mass of Life (Eine Messe des Lebens), for soloists, chorus & orchestra, RT ii/4
  2. Idyll: Once I passed thro' a populous City, for soprano, baritone & orchestra, RT iii/10
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An adherent of Friedrich Nietzsche and an avowed skeptic of conventional religion, Frederick Delius was the last composer to be expected to compose anything resembling the Roman Catholic mass. However, A Mass of Life is more a secular oratorio than a mass, and the texts from Nietzsche's Also sprach Zarathustra firmly put this gigantic work in the ...

Delius: A Mass of Life; Prelude and Idyll 2012, Naxos

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