EDWARD ELGAR

Sir Edward William Elgar (1857-1934) was born in of Lower Broadheath, outside Worcester, England. Most of his musical training was piano and violin lessons from local teachers and self-study, assisted particularly by articles written by Hubert Parry in the “Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians.” He sang in the Worcester Glee Club, accompanied singers, played the violin, composed and arranged works, and conducted. His reputation as a composer grew, especially through performances at choral festivals. Many viewed him to be heir apparent as the most significant English musician after the death of Sir Arthur Sullivan. International recognition grew as his works entered the concert repertoire. His compositions are varied and include many part-songs embraced by choirs around the world. His best known works are the orchestral works “Enigma Variations” and “Pomp and Circumstance Marches.”

 

All are SATB and unaccompanied unless noted in VOICING column. A noting of “div” indicates some incidental divisi within a part or parts, but not a true independent part throughout the entire work. Solos and accompaniment are also noted.

 

OPUS

TITLE

VOICING

TEXT

MIDI

18.1

O Happy Eyes

w/piano

Caroline Alice Elgar

MIDI

18.2

Love

w/piano

Arthur Maquarie

MIDI

18.3

My Love dwelt in a Northern Land

w/piano

Andrew Lang

MIDI

23

Spanish Serenade

w/piano

Longfellow

MIDI

27.1

The Dance (Sonnenbichl)

xx

C. A. Elgar, trans.

MIDI

27.2

False Love (Wamberg)

xx

C. A. Elgar, trans.

MIDI

27.3

Lullaby (In Hammersbach)

xx

C. A. Elgar, trans.

MIDI

27.4

Aspiration (Bei Sankt Anton)

xx

C. A. Elgar, trans.

MIDI

27.5

On the Alm ‘True Love’(Hoch Alp)

xx

C. A. Elgar, trans.

MIDI

27.6

The Marksmen (Bei Murnau)

xx

C. A. Elgar, trans.

MIDI

30

As Torrents in Summer

Longfellow

MIDI

44

Peace, gentle peace

Arthur C. Benson

MIDI

45.1

Cast me from heights

 

Greek Anthology

MIDI

45.2

Whether I find thee

 

Greek Anthology

MIDI

45.3

After many a dusty mile<

 

Greek Anthology

MIDI

45.4

It’s oh! to be a wild wind

 

Greek Anthology

MIDI

45.5

Feasting I watch

 

Greek Anthology

MIDI

53.1

There is Sweet Music

SSAATTBB

Tennyson

MIDI

53.2

Deep in my Soul

 

Lord Byron

MIDI

63.3

O Wild West Wind

 

Shelley

MIDI

53.4

Owls

 

Edward Elgar

MIDI

56

Angelus - Tuscany

xx

xx

MIDI

57

Go, Song of Mine

ATTB

Anon.

MIDI

71.1

The Shower

 

Henry Vaughan

MIDI

71.2

The Fountain

 

Henry Vaughan

MIDI

72

Death on the hills

 

Maykov, transl. Newmarch

MIDI

73.1

Love’s Tempest

 

Minsky, transl. Newmarch

MIDI

73.2

Serenade

 

Minsky, transl. Newmarch

MIDI

None

The Fringes of the Fleet 1. The Lowestoft Boat

w/piano

Rudyard Kipling

MIDI

None

The Fringes of the Fleet 2. Fate’s Discourtesy

w/piano

Rudyard Kipling

MIDI

None

The Fringes of the Fleet 3. Submarines

w/piano

Rudyard Kipling

MIDI

None

The Fringes of the Fleet 4. The Sweepers

w/piano

Rudyard Kipling

MIDI

None

Evening Scene

 

Coventry Patmore

MIDI

None

Grete Malverne on a Rocke

 

 

MIDI

None

How calmly the evening

 

T. T. Lynch

MIDI

None

To her beneath whose stedfast star

xx

xx

MIDI

None

Weary Wind of the West

 

T. E. Brown

MIDI

None

Windlass Song

xx

William Allingham

MIDI