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Winchester & County Music Festival: Elgar – The Spirit of England
Winchester Cathedral, Nave
12th May 2018 7.30 PM - 12th May 2018 Event Type: Festival
‚ÄúThe Spirit of England, Op. 80‚ÄĚ, is a work for chorus, orchestra, and soprano/tenor soloist in three movements composed by Edward Elgar between 1915 and 1917, setting text from Laurence Binyon's 1914 anthology of poems The Winnowing Fan. The work acts as a requiem for the dead of World War I and is dedicated "to the memory of our glorious men, with a special thought for the Worcesters".