Elgar: The Music Makers; The Spirit of England ()

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composed by Edward Elgar

Of the big choral works by Edward Elgar, The Music Makers (1912) is the most personal one. It is a setting of the poem "Ode," by English (not Irish) poet Arthur O'Shaughnessy, beginning "We are the music makers, and we are the dreamers of dreams," and coining the phrase "movers and shakers" along the way. The poem has had unusually deep resonances, having been quoted and even set by popular musicians. Elgar came up with an appropriately starry-sounding setting, underscoring his affection for the work (which he labored at ...

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Elgar: The Music Makers; The Spirit of England
2018, Chandos

UPC: 095115521526

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