I have half a dozen versions of "Gerontius" on CD—Colin Davis/LSO; Barbirolli/Halle; Boult/New Philharmonia; Hickox/LSO; Elder/Halle; and Gibson/RSNO, and the latter is easily on a level with all of the others I mentioned (the Colin Davis is my least favourite of the batch). All three soloists in Sir Alexander's version are superb. The more I listen to it the more I have become convinced that "Gerontius" is Elgar's masterpiece. This is a recording that will not disappoint. A bonus is a lighter and less-known but most pleasant work of Elgar's for brass instruments, "The Severn Suite".