Sir George Thalben-Ballís dedication of his Elegy
to Walford Davies demonstrates the esteem and affection in which he held his predecessor at The Temple Church. Originally improvised at the conclusion of a broadcast Evensong, Thalben-Ballís work takes the outline and characteristic intervals of Solemn Melody
, making something quite fresh and affecting from them.
from notes by Stephen Westrop © 1998