“This is the best of me… this, if anything of mine, is worth your memory.”
This quote, etched on the manuscript score, reveals a composer who had given everything of himself, and in the process created a wonderfully monstrous choral work.
In The Dream of Gerontius, Elgar sets the story of an ordinary, everyday man whose soul journeys from its final mortal moments into the unknown. Guided by an Angel, the path to judgement finally reveals a glimpse of God so powerful that it calls upon the greatest sound an orchestra can make.
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