Connect & follow Facebook

Client Login

Login Status  Login Status
Not logged in



Your Cart

0 Product(s) in cart
Total £0.00

Jazz Fusion/Soul/Prog


Prelude & Deodato 2

Ray Davies

Themes from The Exorcist, The French Connection, The Sting and other great films & Flashpoint


Hiroshima & Odori

The Main Ingredient

Euphrates River


Our products

Edward Elgar: The Spanish Lady/Organ Sonata/Severn Suite/Three Civic Fanfares

[SACD Hybrid Multi-channel]

EDWARD ELGAR (1857-1934)

1. Civic Fanfare (1927 version)

The Spanish Lady, Op. 89: symphonic suite
Realised from Elgar’s sketches by Martin Yates (2018)
2. i Comedy Overture (Allegro)
3. ii Adagio (Adagio molto)
4. iii Scherzo and Aria (Allegro)
5. iv Finale (Allegro)

6. Civic Fanfare (undated version)

Organ Sonata in G, Op. 28 (1895)
Orchestrated by Gordon Jacob (1946)
7. i Allegro maestoso
8. ii Allegretto
9. iii Andante espressivo
10. iv Presto (comodo)

11. Civic Fanfare (1933 version)

Severn Suite, Op. 87 (1930 orch. 1931)
12. i Introduction: Worcester Castle (Pomposo)
13. ii Toccata: Tournament (Allegro molto)
14. iii Fugue: The Cathedral (Andante)
15. iv Minuet: In the Commandery (Moderato)
16. v Coda (Lento – Pomposo)


Multi-ch Stereo
All tracks available in stereo and multi-channel

This hybrid CD can be played on any standard CD players

This disc contains four works that have evolved from Elgar’s original versions. The two works wholly from Elgar’s pen are the Severn Suite, commissioned for the 1930 National Brass Band Championships, which Elgar arranged for orchestra the following year; and Civic Fanfare, commissioned for the 1927 Three Choirs Festival. Perhaps best known for its unusual orchestration and convoluted history, recent research has shown the fanfare’s oral history to be substantially wide of the mark. This disc contains all three versions handed down to us, which allow the keen-eared to appreciate how Elgar developed the work in the six weeks from commission to first performance. The Organ Sonata, written for a convention of American organists visiting Worcester in 1895, was orchestrated by Gordon Jacob in 1946, and in this form brings out the full splendour of Elgar’s original. But the real discovery is Martin Yates’s symphonic suite on themes from Elgar’s unfinished opera The Spanish Lady. Who knows how Elgar may have reworked the sketches and fragments he had assembled for the opera by his death; but one can only hope it would have been as Elgarian as the work Yates presents us with here.

"... now comes Martin Yates ... own elaboration [Spanish Lady] Most gratifying it is too. ... has been deftly assimilated into a four-movement symphonic suite." "Yeats also presides over a new version of Gordon Jacob's gorgeous orchestration of Elgar's Organ Sonata ... it emerges here with comparably flying colours, Yates's affectionately unhurred approach paying especial dividends in the middle movements ...” "All told, a conspicuously rewarding and generously full anthology that no Elgarian will want to miss. Dutton's enticiingly ripe sound ad copious presentation are the icing on the cake." Andrew Achenbach, Gramophone, September 2019

Product ID CDLX7363
Price: £11.99
USD: $14.91 approx EUR: €13.28
1,609 JPY
Product Reviews

No Reviews For This Product.

Click to review this product


Contact Us

Dutton Vocalion
PO Box 609
WD18 7YA
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)1923 803 001

Secure Site

Comodo SSL


New book

Available in hardback and paperback

Available in hardback and paperback




Best Sellers

W.S. Gilbert & Alfred Cellier:

The Mountebanks

CD of the week - The Sunday Times

Art Garfunkel - Breakaway

hi-finews ALBUM CHOICE - August 2018

Leonard Bernstein/New York Philharmonic: Haydn's Mass in Time of War

SACD Hybrid Multi-channel


Capturing The Masterpieces Schumann & Piatti Recording Jo Knight & Martin Yates and Royal Northern Sinfonia


Blog Archive