The Souls Of The Righteous is an anthem for SATB choir, with an Organ reduction provided for rehearsal purposes. It takes its text from the Old Testament book of Wisdom.
Sir George Elvey (1816-1893) was a British organist and composer. He was a chorister at Canterbury Cathedral and New College, Oxford, before studying at the Royal Academy of Music. Such was his skill, he became Organist at St George’s Chapel, Windsor at the age of just nineteen, having been offered the post in preference to far more experienced candidates such as Samuel Wesley. He wrote prolifically for the Chapel, creating many works that were only performed once and have now been lost. Best remembered are his hymn tunes, oratorios and anthems.