Edward Elgar: Inspired by Nature

Apr 9, 2014

The Dream of Gerontius, composed by Edward Elgar in 1900, is an oratorio which relates the journey of a pious man’s soul from his deathbed to his judgement before God.

 While composing the work, Elgar would often walk from his cottage to a nearby village along a tree-lined lane. After one such walk he wrote, “The trees are singing my music.  Or have I sung theirs?”

Edward Elgar is surrounded in this colorized photo by lush greenery.
Edward Elgar is surrounded in this colorized photo by lush greenery.