Whilst it does not have the impact of the Elgar/Payne 3rd Symphony, this is still worth listening to. After the first hearing it remains relatively bland, but after repeated listening it does feel more Elgarian.
It is clear that much thought has been put into the work both by Walker and Owen Norris: the information in the booklet about the genesis/reconstruction is of great interest for lovers of Elgar. However the result is pleasant rather than striking (as in the case of the 3rd symphony).
Whilst I shall continue to listen regularly to the work, I do not find that it has the same impact as the "real" Elgar - but then its composer does not claim this.
Certainly it is good that the sketches, notes etc have been made availabe for public hearing. It is a disc that lovers of Elgar will wish to own, even it may not be the one that they play the most.
The other pieces on the disc are pleasant, particularly the orchestral miniatures, which could easily be taken for Elgar's own work.