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Sir George Thalben-Ball’s 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-Ball’s work takes the outline and characteristic intervals of Solemn Melody, making something quite fresh and affecting from them.

from notes by Stephen Westrop © 1998

La dédicace de son Elegy à Walford Davies atteste l’estime et l’affection dans lesquelles George Thalben-Ball tenait son prédécesseur à The Temple Church. D’abord improvisée à la fin d’un evensong radiodiffusé, cette œuvre de Thalben-Ball adopte le plan d’ensemble et les intervalles caractéristiques de la Solemn Melody, pour un résultat tout à fait frais et touchant.

extrait des notes rédigées par Stephen Westrop © 1998
Français: Hypérion

Die Tatsache, daß George Thalben-Balls seine Elegy seinem Vorgänger in der Temple Church, Walford Davies, widmete, zeigt die Wertschätzung und Zuneigung, die er für ihn hatte. Ursprünglich entstand Thalben-Balls Werk als Improvisation im Anschluß an einen im Radio ausgestrahlten Abendgottesdienst. Das Stück verwendet die Grundzüge und die charakteristischen Intervalle der Solemn Melody, und verarbeitet sie zu etwas ziemlich Frischem und Liebenswertem.

aus dem Begleittext von Stephen Westrop © 1998
Deutsch: Michael Stoffl


Organ Dreams, Vol. 1 - The Temple Church, London
CDA67060Archive Service


Track 10 on CDA67060 [4'44] Archive Service

Track-specific metadata for CDA67060 track 10

Recording date
23 March 1998
Recording venue
Temple Church, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Paul Spicer
Recording engineer
Simon Eadon
Hyperion usage
  1. Organ Dreams, Vol. 1 - The Temple Church, London (CDA67060)
    Disc 1 Track 10
    Release date: July 1998
    Deletion date: August 2012
    Archive Service
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