by Edward Elgar, transcribed by Edwin H Lemare,
reprint of the 1909 Arthur P Schmidt edition
This is a new printing on sturdy, acid-free paper. 8 pages. Elgar wrote the original version for strings, brass, and organ for
a service at Worcester Cathedral on April 9, 1894, that the Duke of York (later King George V) was to attend. Elgar composed the
first and third sections of the piece around a theme that he originally intended for the slow movement of a violin sonata that
he had started in 1887. Unfortunately, Elgar did not attend the service due to illness. The first London performance was at a
Promenade Concert (Proms) at Queens Hall on September 21, 1901, and it was published in that year. In 1909, Arthur P Schmidt
published the American edition of Lemare’s 1901 transcription for solo organ. Highest quality
guaranteed. Size of music is 9.5" x 12.5"
This Is Newly Printed Music
Sir Edward Elgar (1857–1934) is a well-known English nationalist composer who studied the music in his
father’s shop and taught himself to play several instruments, including the organ. “Sursum Corda” was
an important part of the Mass known as the “Elevation,” where the priest lifted the consecrated bread and wine. This
was the occasion of many lovely organ pieces, of which Elgar’s is one. Moderate.