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.

 

TITLE

VOICING

TEXT

WOMEN

MIDI

Evening Scene

 

 

 

MIDI

Go, song of mine Op. 57

SAATTB

 

 

Grete Malverne on a Rocke

 

 

 

MIDI

How calmly the evening

 

T. T. Lynch

 

MIDI

Opus 18. Three Part Songs 1. O Happy Eyes

 

 

 

MIDI

Opus 18. Three Part Songs 2. Love

 

 

 

MIDI

Opus 18. Three Part Songs 3. My Love Dwelt in a Northern Land

 

 

 

MIDI

Opus 45. Five Partsongs from the Greek Anthology 1. Cast me from heights

 

Greek Anthology

 

MIDI

Opus 45. Five Partsongs from the Greek Anthology 2. Whether I find thee

 

Greek Anthology

 

MIDI

Opus 45. Five Partsongs from the Greek Anthology 3. After many a dusty mile

 

Greek Anthology

 

MIDI

Opus 45. Five Partsongs from the Greek Anthology 4. It’s oh! to be a wild wind

 

Greek Anthology

 

MIDI

Opus 45. Five Partsongs from the Greek Anthology 5. Feasting I watch

 

Greek Anthology

 

MIDI

Opus 53. Four Part Songs 1. There is Sweet Music

 

 

 

MIDI

Opus 53. Four Part Songs 2. Deep in my Soul

 

 

 

MIDI

Opus 53. Four Part Songs 3. O Wild West Wind

 

 

 

MIDI

Opus 53. Four Part Songs 4. Owls

 

 

 

MIDI

Opus 57. Go, song of mine

SAATTB

 

 

MIDI

Opus 71. Two Part Songs 1. The Shower

 

Henry Vaughan

 

MIDI

Opus 71. Two Part Songs 2. The Fountain

 

 

MIDI

Opus 72. Death on the hills

 

 

 

MIDI

Opus 73. Two Partsongs 1. Love’s Tempest

 

 

 

MIDI

Opus 73. Two Partsongs 2. Serenade

 

 

 

MIDI

Peace, gentle Peace

 

 

 

The Fringes of the Fleet 1. The Lowestoft Boat

w/piano

Rudyard Kipling

 

MIDI

The Fringes of the Fleet 2. Fate’s Discourtesy

w/piano

Rudyard Kipling

 

MIDI

The Fringes of the Fleet 3. Submarines

w/piano

Rudyard Kipling

 

MIDI

The Fringes of the Fleet 4. The Sweepers

w/piano

Rudyard Kipling

 

MIDI

The Wanderer

 

“Wit and Droolery

 

MIDI

Weary Wind of the West

 

T. E. Brown

 

MIDI

Zut! Zut! Zut! Remember