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The Durham Media Academy at St Chad's College, in association with the Elgar Birthplace Museum, has produced an absorbing documentary exploring Elgar's Organ Sonata from just about every conceivable angle. The work is performed by Canon James Lancelot, Organist of Durham Cathedral and a Fellow of the College. In the 150th anniversary year of Elgar's birth, James's outstanding performance of this first organ sonata brings the music to life by realising its full colour and majesty. 

 

Additionally, the DVD also explores many aspects of the music and the composer including: 

 



The always engaging Lancelot closes the DVD with a valuable masterclass on the difficulties of the Sonata itself, delivered straight to camera at the console. Production values throughout are of the highest, with good use of roving and rostrum cameras; the package will prove fascinating and enlightening not just to organ aficionados, but to performers, students, and to anyone with an interest in Elgar the man as well as the composer.”       

Graeme Kay Choir & Organ



Elgar1.mp3

Elgar Sonata for Organ

Opus 28       (DVD & CD)

SCMA1001

£20.-

Click the cover to the left to hear a sample of the CD

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