Andréasson’s melodic approach to all of the tracks on Elegi values beauty of tone and transcendence of spirit over technical challenge, and at times the tracks have the feeling of a military funeral, particularly on "Amazing Grace" and "Londonderry Air." Indeed, on "Amazing Grace," the addition of Scottish drummer Urban Grip and the feel of bagpipers leave no doubt of Andréasson’s intention of evoking the solemnity and profundity of such an event.
Some of the other tunes on Elegi possess definite spiritual bases, such as "Jesu, Joy Of Man’s Desiring" and "Ave Maria," on which Andréasson releases flowing obbligato lines, possessed of purity of tone and charged with underlying emotion, over the melody played on organ. The same feeling of respectful tribute infuses Spanish composer Joaquin Rodrigo’s "Concierto De Aranjuez, Adagio," one of those well-known melodies that few listeners can name in spite of their recognition of the theme.
Five of the tracks on Elegi are Swedish in origin, and they are consistent with the contemplative nature of the entire CD, colored with rich glows by Andréasson’s straightforward approach as organ, strings or a choir elevate the music to a spiritual realm. On Elegi, though improvisation seldom occurs, Michael Andréasson taps into the trumpet’s potential for creating an atmosphere of respect and humility during some of life’s most meaningful ceremonies.