In four essays, Relf Clark describes the creative and friendly relationships that Edward Elgar enjoyed with the organists of three English Cathedrals: Ivor Atkins at Worcester, Herbert Brewer at Gloucester, and G. R. Sinclair at Hereford. These three were in their respective organ lofts for two decades during which Elgar�s creative powers were remarkably fertile, yielding his greatest works. These organists also led the illustrious, biennial, Three Choirs Festival in which Elgar�s music was, and still is, often heard. Elgar, an organist himself as well as a composer and violinist, took a great interest in the Hope-Jones organ at Worcester. Clark offers a fascinating explanation and solution to Enigma Variation XI which is dedicated to Sinclair. 78 pages, illustrated, softbound.

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