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Vangelis lyrics - Chariots of fire: the play lyrics

 Vangelis: Chariots of fire : the play

  1     Chariots Of Fire    3:28        sleeve scan from the Vangelis album: Chariots of fire : the play lyrics
2 Physical energy 3:13
3 Home in the Glen 3:52
4 Eric's Theme 4:06
5 Abraham's Theme 3;02
  6 Harold's despair 2:24
7 Belief 4:11
  8   Ballad 3:10
  9 Aspiration 8:09
  10 Eric's pleasure 5:06
  11   Lord Lindsay 1:37
  12 At the starting blocks 3:56
  13 Epilogue 4:25
  14 After the race 4:17
* 15 Jerusalem 3:03
Total playing time 58:30

Composed, arranged, produced and performed by Vangelis.
* = Only this song contains lyrics

Jerusalem is actually from the old Anglican Hymnal. The hymn has been sung in Anglican Churches since the days of Queen Victoria.
The music is by Sir Charles Hubert Hastings Parry. (1848-1918)
Words: William Blake; arranged by  Harry Rabinowitz, performed by the Ambrosian Singers.
This song is also included in this album because it played this name giving role in the film.

Tracks 1 & 4: Engineered by Raphael  Preston, John Walker, Raine Shine & Vangelis Satis.
Tracks 05 & 15: Engineered by Raphael  Preston, John Walker & Raine Shine.
Tracks 02, 03, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13 & 14: Engineered  by Vangelis Satis

Lyrics transcribed from CD recording (lyrics not available on sleeve or in booklet).

Chariots of Fire on stage (play) is a 2012 stage adaptation of the 1981 Oscar-winning film Chariots of fire (Director: Hugh Hudson). The play, which tells the story of two British runners competing at the 1924 Olympic Games, opened at London's Hampstead Theatre 9 May 2012 and transferred to the Gielgud Theatre in the West End from 23 June until 10 November 2012, was partly inspired by the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.
Run time: Two hours and 30 minutes with one 20 minute interval.

Vangelis revisited the music he wrote for the movie in 1981 and composed and recorded new music, especially for this production.
Eleven tracks on this album where not released before. Three familiar track titles were taken from the original movie soundtrack album Chariots of fire: Chariots of Fire (Titles); Abraham's Theme; Jerusalem. One track was edited:  Eric's Theme.

Poster Chariots of fire on stage 

Chariots of fire on stage:
Directed by Edward Hall
Designed by Miriam Buether
Costumes by Michael Howells
Lighting by Rick Fisher
Choreography by Scott Ambler
Sound by Paul Groothuis
Additional music by Jason Carr
Original music by Vangelis
Casting Suzanne Crowley and Gilly Poole

Jack Lowden: Eric Liddell, the devout son of Scottish missionaries to China
James McArdle: Harold Abrahams, a Jewish student at Cambridge University
Tam Williams: Lord Andrew Lindsay, a Cambridge student runner, partially based on Lord Burghley and Douglas Lowe
Mark Edel-Hunt: Aubrey Montague, a runner and friend of Harold Abrahams
Nickolas Grace: Master of Trinity College at Cambridge University
Simon Williams: Master of Caius College at Cambridge University
Nicholas Woodeson: Sam Mussabini, Britain's greatest running coach
Natasha Broomfield: Jennie Liddell, Eric's devout sister
Savannah Stevenson: Sybil Evers, Harold Abrahams' fiancée
Antonia Bernath: Florence Mackenzie, Eric Liddell's Canadian fiancée
Matthew Pearson: Sandy McGrath, Liddell's friend and running coach
David Newman: the Prince of Wales, who tries to get Liddell to change his mind about running on Sunday

Chariots of fire on stage 2012 London


Jerusalem lyrics

And did those feet in ancient time
Walk upon England's mountains green?
And was the holy Lamb of God
On England's pleasant pastures seen?

And did the Countenance Divine
Shine forth upon our clouded hills?
And was Jerusalem builded here
Among these dark Satanic mills?
Bring me my bow of burning gold:
Bring me my arrows of desire:
Bring me my spear: O clouds unfold!
Bring me my chariot of fire!

I will not cease from mental fight,
Nor shall my sword sleep in my hand
Till we have built Jerusalem
In England's green and pleasant land.


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