Elgar: Choral Songs
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Elgar's greatest part-songs were written specifically for the competition festival movement and he produced them more or less throughout his career, the first to be published being My love dwelt in a Northern land, from 1890 (marking the beginning of his association with the publishers Novello). But it was realized that the term 'part-song' might cause people to underestimate their size and quality so by 1914 they were being described as 'choral songs'. Their scale and range vary enormously.

CDA67019  67 minutes 22 seconds
‘Marvellous songs … most beautifully sung’ (BBC Music Magazine)
‘Deserves to remain the authoritative recording for many years to come’ (Choir & Organ)
‘No Elgar fan will want to miss the genuinely valuable disc. Another Hyperion success’ (Classic CD)