In 1894, during Elgar's time in Worcestershire, before he became famous and recognized, the Duke of York paid a Royal visit, and Elgar wrote "Sursum Corda" (i.e. "Lift your Hearts"), a typical occasional piece. The work is a sort of ceremonial anthem, written for strings, brass and organ, noble and majestic, including some intense moments and at other times more lyrical, but lacking in depth and emotional impact.
Description by Hector Bellman
|2005||Warner Classics / Warner Music||62199|
|2001||Black Box Classics||1047|
|Mark Custom Recording||4105|