Elgar - Complete Organ Works | Naxos 8574366

Elgar - Complete Organ Works


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Label: Naxos

Cat No: 8574366

Barcode: 0747313436675

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Instrumental

Release Date: 7th October 2022



The organ was a formative part of Edward Elgar’s musical upbringing, and for a time he was organist at St George’s Catholic Church in Worcester. The symphonic scale and distinctive themes of the First Sonata contrast with the more liturgical atmosphere of the Vesper Voluntaries, while the rousing Second Sonata is an arrangement of Elgar’s Severn Suite for brass. This album comprises Elgar’s original works for organ as well as the complete arrangements made by the composer himself and those made by four distinguished contemporary organists.

Edward Elgar is probably best known for the ‘Enigma’ Variations and the Pomp and Circumstance Military Marches, both of which are represented in arrangements not always included on recordings of Elgar’s complete organ works.

This recording has been made almost exclusively using the original registers from 1892 and 1909, representing the instrument as it would have been heard by the composer. Booklet notes for this release have been written by Tom Winpenny.

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