Meditations for Armistice Day

Music from Wyastone – Studio Concert Series


Adrian Williams  Russells’ Elegy
Elgar arr. Donald Fraser  Nimrod for Cello and Strings
– Soloist: Raphael Wallfish (Cello)


English Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Kenneth Woods
Cello: Raphael Wallfisch (Cello)

Available from 1102 GMT, Wednesday 11th November 2020

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As we do each year, we take a moment to remember the fallen and to commemorate their sacrifice. Adrian Williams’ short work, Russells’ Elegy, is a deeply touching meditation of friendship and loss, emerging from and retreating to silence. Edward Elgar’s Nimrod has long has special poignancy at this time of year, and is heard in a powerful new arrangement for solo cello and strings by the great Elgarian, Donald Fraser.

Recorded at Wyastone Concert Hall, Monmouth, on 21st September & 9th October 2020