Edward Elgar

Sursum Corda, elévation for brass, organ, strings & 2 timpani in B flat major, Op. 11

    Description by Hector Bellman

    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.

    Appears On

    Year Title Label Catalog #
    2015 Chandos CHAN 24154
    2015 Regent REGCD 459
    2012 SOMM SOMM 247
    2011 Naxos 8572643
    2007 Rhino
    2005 Warner Classics / Warner Music 62199
    2005 Chandos 24118
    2002 Marquis Classics 81281
    2001 Black Box Classics 1047
    1999 Chandos CHAN241-4
    1998 Chandos 9624
    1996 Hyperion 66870
    1994 Teldec 92374
    1992 Chandos 8788
    Chandos 6544
    Carlton 569180
    Mark Custom Recording 4105
    Chandos 8432