Edward Elgar's 1898 oratorio, composed for the Leeds Festival, coupled with a loving musical picture of his native Worcester. Judith Howarth (soprano), Arthur Davies (tenor), David Wilson-Johnson (baritone), Alastair Miles (bass) & Stephen Roberts (bass) with the London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Richard Hickox. Chandos reissue, 2016: recorded 1992. 2 CDs for the price of 1.
Elgar - Caractacus op.35
Severn Suite op.87: I. Introduction: Worcester Castle, II. Toccata: Tournament, III. Fugue: The Cathedral, IV. Minuet: Commandery & V. Coda: Lento