Included here in this paperback full score edition are:
'The Music Makers' for alto solo, chorus and orchestra, from an ode by Arthur O’Shaughnessy; 'The Spirit of England' for tenor or soprano solo, chorus and orchestra, from 3 poems by Laurence Binyon and 'With Proud Thanksgiving' for chorus and orchestra, from a poem by Laurence Binyon.
The Music Makers (1912), and The Spirit Of England (1915-1917) were Elgar's last major choral works. In both he set verses by men adjudged considerable poets in their day.
Includes notes on sources and editorial commentary and a foreword by Robert Anderson and Jerrold Northrop Moore.
The Elgar Complete Edition brings together for the first time all of the composer's surviving music from printed and manuscript sources.