Sea Pictures

Edward Elgar

Sea Pictures

Op. 37

About this work...

Though an indisputably masterful composer for the voice, Elgar was not always as skilful in picking texts as he was setting them to music. The composer's Sea Pictures (1897 - 99) for contralto and large orchestra are based on some rather pedestrian verses which, nonetheless, Elgar manages to touch with magic. The songs... read more