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Gerontius

(jərŏn`shəs), d. 411, Roman general, b. Britain. He at first supported the usurper ConstantineConstantine,
d. 411, Roman general. He was proclaimed emperor by the Roman troops in Britain in 407 and led a revolt in Gaul and Spain against the Western emperor Honorius. He conquered part of Gaul and, through his son Constans, took Spain.
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 (d. 411), and was left in charge of Spain. He set up (409) his own candidate, Maximus, as emperor, at the same time inviting or permitting the entrance of the Alani, Suevi, and Vandals. In 411 he besieged Constantine at Arles, but at the approach of Constantius (later Emperor Constantius IIIConstantius III,
d. 421, Roman emperor of the West (421). In 411, as general of Honorius, he defeated Gerontius and Constantine; thereafter he was the virtual ruler of the West.
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) his troops deserted; he escaped to Spain but was assassinated.
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1 in D while living at this house, which he rented for five years from 1898 and is where he also wrote several of his other famous works including The Dream of Gerontius and Sea Pictures.
As part of its summer programme, English National Opera appeared at the Royal Festival Hall for a captivating production of Elgars The Dream of Gerontius.
This performance of Elgar's The Dream of Gerontius, which relates the journey of a pious man's soul from his deathbed to his judgement before God and settling into purgatory, demonstrated conductor Mark Wigglesworth's deep affinity with the composer's music and his ability to realise its full potential with this orchestra.
Newman was also a literary figure of note: his major writings including his autobiography Apologia Pro Vita Sua (1865-66), the Grammar of Assent (1870), and the poem The Dream of Gerontius (1865), which was set to music in 1900 by Edward Elgar as an oratorio.
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MEZZO-soprano Kitty Whately, who sings The Angel role in Newcastle Bach Choir's performance of Elgar's The Dream of Gerontius at The Sage this Sunday, has just won Britain's most prestigious singing award.
Sargent was unrivalled at that time in the oratorio repertoire, and Messiah, Israel in Egypt, Elijah and Dream of Gerontius appeared in versions still highly regarded today, and Messiah and Elijah were re-recorded in stereo more than 10 years later.
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The third section has five papers on 'Performing Elgar': 'conducting Elgar' by Mark Elder, the role of the Angel in The Dream of Gerontius by Dame Janet Baker, the late Lord Menuhin on Elgar as 'my musical grandfather', Tasmin Little on the violin concerto and Andrew Keener on Jacqueline du Pre's recordings of the cello concerto.
He examines James Hamilton- Paterson's Gerontius and Elgar's music, as well as operatic representations in early twentieth century literature: Michael Berkeley and David Malouf's Baa Baa Black Sheep and Kipling.
In December, Heppner will record Elgar's Dream of Gerontius, with mezzo Anne Sophie von Otter as the Angel and Sir Colin Davis conducting the London Symphony Orchestra, to be released on the orchestra's LSO Live label.