EDWARD ELGAR (1857-1934): Suite from The Spanish Lady, Op. 89 (realized by Martin Yates [b.1958]), Civic Fanfare for Organ and Orchestra (1927 and undated versions - First Recordings), Civic Fanfare (1933 version), Severn Suite, Op. 87, Organ Sonata in G, Op. 28 (orch. Gordon Jacob [1895-1984]).
Catalogue Number: 06U048
Label: Dutton Epoch
Reference: CDLX 7363
Format: SACD hybrid
Description: Revisiting Elgar’s surviving sketches for his unfinished opera, begun in 1878 and abandoned only in 1933, Yates has made an entirely new assessment, producing a four-movement suite of selected moments including material not used in previous surveys of Elgar’s sketches, and orchestrated it in full Elgarian style. The three versions of the Civic Fanfare are of a short work used to open each Heresford Festival from 1927 to 1949. Christopher Nickol (organ), Royal Scottish National Orchestra; Martin Yates.