List of compositions by Edward Elgar

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The table below shows all known compositions by Edward Elgar.

Compositions[edit]

Works are shown in opus number order (Opp. 1–90), followed by those without opus number, in date order (1867–1933). The list includes incomplete and unpublished works.

Op. Year Title Genre Notes Dedication Words Pub.
1 1878 Romance chamber violin and piano, also with orchestra Oswin Grainger[1] Schott
1a 1907 The Wand of Youth, Suite No. 1 orchestral from music written 1867-71
1. Overture
2. Serenade
3. Minuet (Old Style)
4. Sun Dance
5. Fairy Pipers
6. Slumber Scene
7. Fairies and Giants
C. Lee Williams[2] Novello
1b 1908 The Wand of Youth, Suite No. 2 orchestral from music written 1867-71
1. March
2. The Little Bells (Scherzino)
3. Moths and Butterflies (Dance)
4. Fountain Dance
5. The Tame Bear
6. The Wild Bears
Hubert A. Leicester[3] Novello
2 1887 Three motets /
anthems
church choir and organ, pub. 1902-07
1. "Ave verum corpus"/"Jesu, Word of God Incarnate"
2. "Ave Maria"/"Jesu, Lord of Life and Glory"
3. "Ave Maris Stella"/"Jesu, Meek and Lowly"
Novello
2.1 1902 "Ave verum corpus" /
"Jesu, Word of God Incarnate"
church motet/anthem choir and organ,
written 1887
'In Memoriam – W. A. obit 27 January 1887.' (William Allen)[4] Eucharistic Hymn Novello
2.2 1907 "Ave Maria" /
"Jesu, Lord of Life and Glory"
church motet/anthem choir and organ,
written 1887
Mrs H. A. Leicester[5] Eucharistic Hymn Novello
2.3 1907 "Ave Maris Stella" /
"Jesu, Meek and Lowly"
church motet/anthem choir and organ,
written 1887
Rev. Canon Dolman, O.S.B., Hereford [6] Eucharistic Hymn Novello
3 1912 Cantique[7] keyboard organ, originally the wind quintet Andante Arioso (1879), arr. organ and for orchestra Hugh Blair Novello
4 1883 Three pieces chamber violin and piano
1. Idylle (Esquisse Façile)
2. Pastourelle
3. Virelai
4.1 1883 Idylle (Esquisse Façile) chamber violin and piano E. E., Inverness[8] Beare,
Ashdown
4.2 1883 Pastourelle chamber violin and piano Miss Hilda Fitton, Malvern[9] Swan,
Novello
4.3 1883 Virelai chamber violin and piano Frank W. Webb[10] Swan,
Novello
5 1903 Two songs[11] song voice and piano
1. "A War Song"
2. unknown
5.1 1903 "A War Song" song voice and piano, originally "A Soldier’s Song" (1884) F. G. P., Worcester
(Frederick G. Pedley)[12]
C. Flavell Hayward[13] Boosey
5.2 1903 unknown song voice and piano
6 1878–81 Wind Quintets chamber Harmony Music for wind quintet:
2 flutes, oboe, clarinet and bassoon/cello
see Op. 6.1 — Op. 6.6[14]
1. Six Promenades
2. Harmony Music (1—7)
3. Five Intermezzos
4. Four Dances
5. Andante con Variazioni "Evesham Andante"
6. Adagio Cantabile "Mrs. Winslow's soothing syrup"
pub. posth., first perf. 1934,
see also Peckham March (1877) for the same group
6.1 1878 Six Promenades chamber Harmony Music for wind quintet:
2 flutes, oboe, clarinet and bassoon/cello
I. Moderato e molto maestoso
II. Moderato ”Madame Taussaud's"[sic][15]
III. Presto
IV. Andante "Somniferous"
V. Allegro molto
VI. Allegro Maestoso "Hell and Tommy"
Belwin
6.2 1879-81 Harmony Music chamber for wind quintet:
2 flutes, oboe, clarinet, and bassoon/cello,
- all from 1879 except VII.
I. Allegro Molto
II. Allegro non tanto
III. (Allegro) (incomplete)
IV. Allegro molto "The Farm Yard"
V. 1. Allegro moderato "The Mission"; 2. Menuetto and Trio
; 3. Andante "Noah's Ark"; 4. Finale (Allegro)
VI. Allegro Molto; Andante Arioso (re-scored as Cantique, Op. 3)
VII. Allegro; Scherzo—Allegro Giusto (1881)
Frank Exton (No. I)[16]
W. B. Leicester (II)[17]
Frank Elgar (III)[18]
Belwin
6.3 1879 Five Intermezzos chamber Harmony Music for wind quintet:
2 flutes, oboe, clarinet and bassoon/cello
1. Allegro moderato "The Farmyard"
2. Adagio Solenne
3. Allegretto "Nancy"
4. Andante con moto
5. Allegretto
Belwin
6.4 1879 Four Dances chamber Harmony Music for wind quintet:
2 flutes, oboe, clarinet and bassoon/cello
1. Menuetto
2. Gavotte "The Alphonsa"[19]
3. Sarabande – Largo[20]
4. Gigue – Allegro
Belwin
6.5 1879 Andante con Variazione "Evesham Andante" chamber Harmony Music for wind quintet:
2 flutes, oboe, clarinet and bassoon/cello
'H. A. L.' (Hubert Leicester)[3]
6.6 1879 Adagio Cantabile "Mrs Winslow's soothing syrup" chamber Harmony Music for wind quintet:
2 flutes, oboe, clarinet and bassoon/cello
Belwin
7 1884 Sevillaña orchestral W. C. Stockley[21] Tuckwood,
Ascherberg
8 1888 Quartet chamber string quartet, destroyed[22]
9 1884? Violin Sonata chamber violin and piano, destroyed
10 1899 Three Characteristic Pieces orchestral 1. Mazurka
2. Sérénade Mauresque
3. Contrasts: The Gavotte A.D. 1700 and 1900
Lady Mary Lygon[23] Novello
10.1 1899 Mazurka orchestral Lady Mary Lygon[23] Novello
10.2 1899 Sérénade Mauresque orchestral Lady Mary Lygon[23] Novello
10.3 1899 Contrasts: The Gavotte A.D. 1700 and 1900 orchestral Lady Mary Lygon[23] Novello
11 1894 Sursum corda (Élévation) orchestral strings, brass, timpani and organ H. Dyke Acland, Malvern[24] Schott
12 1888 Salut d'Amour (Liebesgruss) chamber violin and piano
also for piano, orchestra and numerous arrangements
à Carice (C. Alice Elgar) Schott
13 1889-90 Two pieces chamber violin and piano
1. Mot d'Amour (1889)
2. Bizarrerie (1890)
13.1 1889 Mot d'Amour chamber violin and piano
first pub. as Liebesahnung, companion piece to Liebesgruss
Alice (C. Alice Elgar) Ascherberg
13.2 1890 Bizarrerie chamber violin and piano Fred Ward[25] Ascherberg
14 1890 Vesper Voluntaries keyboard organ
Introduction,
1. Andante,
2. Allegro,
3. Andantino (from Quartet in D, 1888),
4. Allegro piacevole,
5. Poco lento,
6. Moderato,
7. Allegretto pensoso,
8. Poco allegro, Coda
Mrs W. A. Raikes[26] Ascherberg
15 1897-99 Two pieces chamber violin and piano
1. Chanson de Nuit
2. Chanson de Matin
15.1 1897 Chanson de Nuit chamber violin and piano,
also orchestra (1899), numerous arrangements
F. Ehrke, M.D.[27] Novello
15.2 1899 Chanson de Matin chamber violin and piano,
also orchestra (1901), numerous arrangements
Novello
16 1885-94 Three songs song voice and piano,
repub. 1907 in Seven Lieder
1. "The Shepherd's Song" (1892)
2. "Through the Long Days" (1885)
3. "Rondel" (1894)
16.1 1892 "The Shepherd's Song" song voice and piano,
repub. 1907 in Seven Lieder
Barry Pain Tuckwood,
Ascherberg
16.2 1885 "Through the Long Days" song voice and piano,
repub. 1907 in Seven Lieder
John Hay Weber,
Ascherberg
16.3 1894 "Rondel" song voice and piano,
repub. 1907 in Seven Lieder
Longfellow,
after Froissart
Ascherberg
17 1891 La Capricieuse chamber violin and piano Fred Ward[28] Breitkopf & Härtel
18 1890 Three part-songs part-song SATB unacc.
1. "O Happy Eyes"
2. "Love"
3. "My Love Dwelt in a Northern Land"
Novello
18.1 1890 "O Happy Eyes" part-song SATB unacc. C. Alice Elgar Novello
18.2 1890 "Love" part-song SATB unacc. C. A. E. (C. Alice Elgar) Arthur Maquarie Novello
18.3[29] 1890 "My Love Dwelt in a Northern Land" part-song SATB unacc. Rev. J. Hampton[30] Andrew Lang Novello
19 1890 Froissart orchestral concert overture Novello
20 1888-92 Serenade orchestral string orchestra,
revised version of Three Pieces for string orchestra
1. Allegro piacevole
2. Larghetto
3. Allegretto
W. H. Whinfield[31] Breitkopf & Härtel
21 1899 Minuet orchestral originally for piano 1897 Paul Kilburn[32] Joseph Williams
22 1892 Very Melodious Exercises in the First Position chamber violin and piano May Grafton[33] Chanot,
Laudy
23 1892 "Spanish Serenade" part-song "Stars of the Summer Night".
SATB acc. 2 violins and piano,
also acc. orchestra 1893
Longfellow Novello
24 1892 Études caractéristiques chamber violin solo Adolphe Pollitzer Chanot
25 1889-92 The Black Knight choral symphony/cantata for chorus and orchestra, poem by Uhland, tr. Longfellow Hugh Blair Longfellow Novello
26 1894 Two part-songs part-song SSA acc. 2 violins and piano
1. "The Snow"
2. "Fly, Singing Bird"
Mrs E. B. Fitton, Malvern[34] C. Alice Elgar Novello
26.1 1894 "The Snow" part-song SSA acc. 2 violins and piano,
also other vocal arrangements and with orchestra
Mrs E. B. Fitton, Malvern[34] C. Alice Elgar Novello
26.2 1894 "Fly, Singing Bird" part-song SSA acc. 2 violins and piano,
also other vocal arrangements and with orchestra
Mrs E. B. Fitton, Malvern[34] C. Alice Elgar Novello
27 1895-96 From the Bavarian Highlands choral choral-songs SATB and orchestra
1. "The Dance" (Sonnenbichl)
2. "False Love" (Wamberg)
3. "Lullaby" (In Hammersbach)
4. "Aspiration" (Bei Sankt Anton)
5. "On the Alm" 'True Love'(Hoch Alp)
6. "The Marksmen (Bei Murnau)"
Nos. 1, 3 and 6 arr. for orchestra as Three Bavarian Dances
Mr and Mrs Henry Slingsby Bethell, Garmisch, Bavaria[35] C. Alice Elgar,
adapted from Bavarian folksongs
Joseph Williams
27 1898 Three Bavarian Dances orchestral songs from From the Bavarian Highlands arranged for orchestra
1. "The Dance" (Sonnenbichl)
2. "Lullaby" (In Hammersbach)
3. "The Marksmen (Bei Murnau)"
also for piano solo, and violin and piano
Joseph Williams
28 1898 Organ Sonata in G keyboard organ Dr. C. Swinnerton Heap[36] Breitkopf
29 1896 The Light of Life choral (Lux Christi)
soprano, alto, tenor and bass soloists, chorus and orchestra
Dr. C. Swinnerton Heap[36] Rev. E. Capel-Cure,
adapted from the Scriptures
Novello
30 1896 Scenes from The Saga of King Olaf choral cantata for soprano, tenor and bass soloists, chorus and orchestra
incl. part-song "As torrents in summer" pub. separately
Longfellow
and Harry Arbuthnot Acworth
Novello
31 1900 Two songs song voice and piano
1. "After"
2. "A Song of Flight"
31.1 1900 "After" song voice and piano Philip Bourke Marston Boosey
31.2 1900 "A Song of Flight" song voice and piano Christina Rossetti Boosey
32 1897 Imperial March orchestral for the Diamond Jubilee of the Queen's accession, also arr. piano for H.M. Queen Victoria Novello
33 1897 The Banner of St. George choral ballad for chorus and orchestra Shapcott Wensley Novello
34 1897 Te Deum and Benedictus church choir and organ Hymn
Benedictus (Song of Zechariah)
Novello
35 1897-98 Caractacus choral cantata for soprano, tenor, baritone and bass soloists, chorus and orchestra H.M. Queen Victoria H. A. Acworth Novello
36 1899 Variations on an Original Theme (Enigma) orchestral Theme Enigma (andante)
I. C.A.E. (andante)
II. H.D.S.-P. (allegro)
III. R.B.T. (allegretto)
IV. W.M.B. (allegro di molto)
V. R.P.A. (moderato)
VI. Ysobel (andantino)
VII. Troyte (presto)
VIII. W.N. (allegretto)
IX. Nimrod (adagio)
X. Intermezzo, Dorabella (allegretto)
XI. G.R.S. (allegro di molto)
XII. B.G.N. (andante)
XIII. Romanza "***" (moderato)
Finale E.D.U. (allegro)
'To my friends pictured within' Novello
37 1897-99 Sea Pictures song song-cycle for contralto or mezzo-soprano and orchestra (or piano)
1. "Sea-Slumber Song"
2. "In Haven (Capri)"
3. "Sabbath Morning at Sea"
4. "Where Corals Lie"
5. "The Swimmer"
Boosey
37.1 1899 "Sea-Slumber Song" song from Sea Pictures
contralto or mezzo-soprano and orchestra (or piano)
Hon. Roden Noel Boosey
37.2 1899 "In Haven (Capri)" song from Sea Pictures
contralto or mezzo-soprano and orchestra (or piano)
pub. 1897 as Love alone will stay
C. Alice Elgar Boosey
37.3 1899 "Sabbath Morning at Sea" song from Sea Pictures
contralto or mezzo-soprano and orchestra (or piano)
Elizabeth Barrett Browning Boosey
37.4 1899 "Where Corals Lie" song from Sea Pictures
contralto or mezzo-soprano and orchestra (or piano)
Richard Garnett Boosey
37.5 1899 "The Swimmer" song from Sea Pictures
contralto or mezzo-soprano and orchestra (or piano)
Adam Lindsay Gordon Boosey
38 1899–1900 The Dream of Gerontius choral for mezzo-soprano, tenor and bass soloists, chorus and orchestra A.M.D.G. Cardinal Newman Novello
39 1901-30 Pomp and Circumstance Marches orchestral 1. in D (1901)
2. in A minor (1901)
3. in C minor (1904)
4. in G (1907)
5. in C (1930)
6. sketches[37]
39.1 1901 Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1 in D orchestral the trio contains the tune known as Land of Hope and Glory A. E. Rodewald and the members of the Liverpool Orchestral Society Boosey
39.2 1901 Pomp and Circumstance March No. 2 in A minor orchestral Granville Bantock Boosey
39.3 1904 Pomp and Circumstance March No. 3 in C minor orchestral Ivor Atkins Boosey
39.4 1907 Pomp and Circumstance March No. 4 in G orchestral in 1940 set to words by A. P. Herbert as Song of Liberty G. R. Sinclair Boosey
39.5 1930 Pomp and Circumstance March No. 5 in C orchestral Dr. Percy C. Hull, Hereford Boosey
39.6 1930 Pomp and Circumstance March No. 6 in G minor orchestral "elaborated" from sketches by Anthony Payne, 2006 Boosey
40 1900-01 Cockaigne (In London Town) orchestral concert-overture 'My friends, the Members of British Orchestras' Boosey
41 1901 Two songs song 1. "In the Dawn"
2. "Speak, Music!"
41.1 1901 "In the Dawn" song voice and piano A. C. Benson Boosey
41.2 1901 "Speak, Music!" song voice and piano Mrs E. Speyer, Ridghurst[38] A. C. Benson Boosey
42 1901 Grania and Diarmid incidental music for a play by George Moore and W. B. Yeats,
for orchestra and contralto soloist
1. Incidental Music and Funeral March
2. Song, "There are seven that pull the thread"
Henry J. Wood Novello
42.1 1901 Incidental Music and Funeral March incidental music for orchestra,
for a play Grania and Diarmid by George Moore and W. B. Yeats
Henry J. Wood Novello
42.2 1901 "There are seven that pull the thread" song for contralto soloist and orchestra,
for a play Grania and Diarmid by George Moore and W. B. Yeats
Henry J. Wood W. B. Yeats Novello
43 1902 Dream Children orchestral Enfants d'un Rêve
two pieces for small orchestra,
after Charles Lamb,
also for piano
1. Andante
2. Allegretto piacevole
Joseph Williams,
Schott
44 1902 Coronation Ode choral for soprano, contralto, tenor and bass soloists, chorus SATB and orchestra
I. "Crown the King", for soloists and chorus
II(a). "The Queen", for chorus
II(b). "Daughter of ancient Kings", for chorus
III. "Britain, ask of thyself", for bass solo and men's chorus
IV (a). "Hark upon the hallowed air", for soprano and tenor soloists
IV(b). "Only let the heart be pure", for soprano, contralto, tenor and bass soloists
V. "Peace, gentle peace", for soprano, contralto, tenor and bass soloists and chorus unaccompanied
VI. Finale "Land of Hope and Glory", for contralto solo, with chorus (separate song 1902)
H.M. King Edward VII A. C. Benson Boosey
45 1902 Five Partsongs from the Greek Anthology part-song TTBB,
words tr. from the Greek Anthology
1. "Yea, cast me from height of the mountains"
2. "Whether I find thee"
3. "After many a dusty mile"
4. "It's oh! to be a wild wind"
5. "Feasting I watch"
Sir Walter Parratt Novello
45.1 1902 "Yea, cast me from height of the mountains" part-song TTBB, words tr. from the Greek Anthology (anon.) Sir Walter Parratt Alma Strettell Novello
45.2 1902 "Whether I find thee" part-song TTBB, words tr. from the Greek Anthology (anon.) Sir Walter Parratt Andrew Lang Novello
45.3 1902 "After many a dusty mile" part-song TTBB, words tr. from the Greek Anthology (anon.) Sir Walter Parratt Edmund Gosse Novello
45.4 1902 "It's oh! to be a wild wind" part-song TTBB, words tr. from the Greek Anthology (anon.) Sir Walter Parratt William M. Hardinge Novello
45.5 1902 "Feasting I watch" part-song TTBB, words tr. from poem by Marcus Argentarius Sir Walter Parratt Richard Garnett Novello
46 1901 Concert Allegro[39] concertante for piano, orchestra part possibly added Written for Fanny Davies ?
47 1904-05 Introduction and Allegro orchestral for strings (quartet and orchestra) Prof. S. S. Sanford,
Yale University
Novello
48 1908 "Pleading" song voice and piano,
pub. as Op. 48, No. 1, but no other Op. 48 works exist
Lady Maud Warrender[40] Arthur L. Salmon[41] Novello
48 1908 Pleading orchestral arrangement with flute, oboe, clarinet, cornet, or violin solo Elgar Complete Works, Vol. 23
49 1902-03 The Apostles choral oratorio for soprano, contralto, tenor and three bass soloists, chorus and orchestra,
compiled from the Scriptures by the composer
A.M.D.G. The Holy Scriptures Novello
50 1903-04 In the South (Alassio) orchestral concert-overture Leo F. Schuster Novello
51 1901-06 The Kingdom choral oratorio for soprano, contralto, tenor and bass soloists, chorus and orchestra,
compiled from the Scriptures by the composer
A.M.D.G. The Holy Scriptures Novello
52 1907 "A Christmas Greeting" part-song carol for 2 sopranos, male chorus ad lib, 2 violins and piano Dr. G. R. Sinclair and the choristers of Hereford Cathedral C. Alice Elgar Novello
53 1907 Four part-songs part-song SATB unacc.
1. "There is sweet Music"
2. "Deep in my Soul"
3. "O Wild West Wind"
4. "Owls (An Epitaph)"
Novello
53.1 1907 "There is sweet Music" part-song part-song SSAATTBB unacc. Canon Gorton[42] Lord Tennyson Novello
53.2 1907 "Deep in my Soul" part-song SATB unacc. Julia H. Worthington[43] Lord Byron Novello
53.3 1907 "O Wild West Wind" part-song SATB unacc. Dr. W. G. McNaught[44] Shelley Novello
53.4 1907 "Owls (An Epitaph)" part-song SATB unacc. Pietro d'Alba[45] Novello
54 1907 "The Reveille" part-song TTBB unacc. Henry C. Embleton[46] Bret Harte Novello
55 1907-08 Symphony No. 1 in A flat orchestral Hans Richter, Mus. Doc. Novello
56 1909 "Angelus (Tuscany)" part-song SATB unacc. Mrs. Charles Stuart-Wortley (Alice Stuart-Wortley) adapted from the Tuscan dialect Novello
57 1909 "Go, Song of Mine" part-song SSAATB unacc. Alfred H. Littleton[47] Dante Gabriel Rossetti, tr. from Cavalcanti Novello
58 1909 Elegy orchestral string orchestra Rev. R. H. Haddon[48][49] Novello
59 1910 Three songs[50] song 1. & 2. not published
3. "Oh, soft was the song"
4. not published
5. "Was it some Golden Star?"
6. "Twilight"
Gilbert Parker
59.3 1910 "Oh, soft was the song" song mezzo-soprano and piano or orchestra Gilbert Parker Novello
59.5 1910 "Was it some Golden Star?" song mezzo-soprano and piano or orchestra Gilbert Parker Novello
59.6 1910 "Twilight" song mezzo-soprano and piano or orchestra Gilbert Parker Novello
60 1909-10 Two songs song 1. "The Torch"
2. "The River"
Pietro d'Alba[45]
60.1 1909 "The Torch" song mezzo-soprano and piano or orchestra Yvonne[51] Pietro d'Alba[45] Novello
60.2 1910 "The River" song mezzo-soprano and piano or orchestra
'Folk-Song (Eastern Europe) paraphrased by Pietro d'Alba'
Pietro d'Alba[45] Novello
61 1901-10 Violin Concerto in B minor concertante violin and orchestra Fritz Kreisler Novello
62 1910 Romance concertante bassoon and orchestra Edwin F. James[52] Novello
63 1909-11 Symphony No. 2 in E flat orchestral In memory of H.M. King Edward VII Novello
64 1911 "O Hearken Thou" church Coronation Offertorium "Intende voci orationis meæ", for choir and orchestra, for the Coronation of King George V H.M. King George V Psalm 5 Novello
65 1911 Coronation March orchestral H.M. King George V Novello
66 1911-12 The Crown of India incidental Imperial Masque for contralto and bass soloists, chorus and orchestra
1a. Introduction, 1b. Sacred Measure,
2. Dance of Nautch Girls, 2a. India Greets her Cities,
3. Song: "Hail, Immemorial Ind!",
3a. Entrance of Calcutta, 3b. Entrance of Delhi,
4a. Introduction, 4b. March of the Mogul Emperors,
5. Entrance of "John Company", 5a. Entrance of St George,
6. Song: "The Rule of England",
7. Interlude,
8a. Introduction, 8b. Warrior's Dance,
9. The Cities of Ind,
11. The Crowning of Delhi,
12. "Ave Imperator!"
also Suite from the Crown of India for orchestra
Henry Hamilton Enoch
67 1912 "Great is the Lord" church anthem, choir SSAATB, bass solo, and organ Dean of Wells,
J. Armitage Robinson, D.D.
Psalm 48 Novello
68 1913 Falstaff orchestral symphonic study for orchestra,
after Shakespeare, King Henry IV and V
Landon Ronald Novello
69 1912 The Music Makers choral ode for contralto or mezzo-soprano soloist, chorus SATB and orchestra Nicholas Kilburn[53] Arthur O'Shaughnessy Novello
70 1914 Sospiri orchestral string orchestra, harp and organ (or harmonium) W. H. Reed Breitkopf & Härtel
71 1914 Two part-songs part-song SATB unacc.
1. "The Shower"
2. "The Fountain"
71.1 1914 "The Shower" part-song SATB unacc. Miss Frances Smart[54] Henry Vaughan Novello
71.2 1914 "The Fountain" part-song SATB unacc. W. Mann Dyson[55] Henry Vaughan Novello
72 1914 "Death on the Hills" part-song choral-song SATB unacc.,
words tr. from the Russian of Maikov[56]
Lady Colvin[57] Rosa Newmarch Novello
73 1914 Two part-songs part-song SATB unacc.
1. "Love's Tempest"
2. "Serenade"
73.1 1914 "Love's Tempest" part-song SATB unacc.,
words tr. from the Russian of Maikov[56]
Prof. C. Sanford Terry Rosa Newmarch Novello
73.2 1914 "Serenade" part-song SATB unacc.,
words tr. from the Russian of Maikov[56]
Percy C. Hull Rosa Newmarch Novello
74 1914 "Give unto the Lord" church anthem SATB, organ and orchestra Sir George Martin, M.V.O., Mus.D. Psalm 29 Novello
75 1914 Carillon orchestral recitation with orchestra Émile Cammaerts Elkin
76 1915 Polonia orchestral symphonic prelude I. J. Paderewski Elkin
77 1915 Une voix dans le désert orchestral recitation with soprano solo and orchestra,
includes the song "Quand nos bourgeons se rouvriront" (When the spring comes round)
Émile Cammaerts Elkin
77.1 1915 "Quand nos bourgeons se rouvriront" (When the spring comes round song from Une voix dans le désert, Op. 77 Émile Cammaerts Elkin
78 1915-16 The Starlight Express incidental baritone and soprano soloists and orchestra,
music to a play adapted from a story A Prisoner in Fairyland by Algernon Blackwood,
includes the organ-grinder’s songs:
1. "To the Children"
2. "The Blue-Eyes Fairy"
3. "My Old Tunes"
Algernon Blackwood Elkin
79 1917 Le drapeau belge (The Belgian Flag) orchestral recitation with orchestra, tr. Lord Curzon of Kedleston Émile Cammaerts Elkin
80 1915-17 The Spirit of England choral tenor or soprano solo, chorus and orchestra
1. The Fourth of August (1917)
2. To Women (1915)
3. For the Fallen (1915)
'To the memory of our glorious men, with a special thought for the Worcesters'
80.1 1917 The Fourth of August choral tenor or soprano solo, chorus and orchestra,
from The Winnowing Fan by Binyon
Laurence Binyon Novello
80.2 1915 To Women choral tenor or soprano solo, chorus and orchestra Laurence Binyon Novello
80.3 1915 For the Fallen choral tenor or soprano solo, chorus and orchestra Laurence Binyon Novello
80.3 1920 With Proud Thanksgiving choral chorus SATB and orchestra,
a simpler version of For the Fallen, for the dedication of the Cenotaph
League of Arts Laurence Binyon Novello
81 1917 The Sanguine Fan ballet ballet music for orchestra.[58] Echo's Dance arranged for piano MS
81 1917 Echo's Dance arrangement from The Sanguine Fan, Op. 81, arranged for piano Elkin
82 1918 Violin Sonata in E minor chamber violin and piano 'M. J. -1918'
(Marie Joshua)[59]
Novello
83 1918 String Quartet in E minor chamber string quartet Brodsky Quartet[60] Novello
84 1918-19 Piano Quintet in A minor chamber string quartet and piano Ernest Newman Novello
85 1918-19 Cello Concerto in E minor concertante cello and orchestra Sidney and Frances Colvin Novello
86 1921-22 Fantasia and Fugue in C minor
(J. S. Bach)
arrangement transcription for orchestra, Fantasia 1921, Fugue 1922 Novello
87 1930 The Severn Suite brass band transcribed for orchestra (1932))
1. Introduction (Worcester Castle)
2. Toccata (Tournament)
3. Fugue (The Cathedral) (1923)
4. Minuet (Commandery)
5. Coda
G. Bernard Shaw R Smith
87a 1933 Organ Sonata No. 2 keyboard arrangement of The Severn Suite for organ by Ivor Atkins Keith Prowse
88 1932-34 Symphony No. 3 orchestral posth. Op. 88,
sketches, elaborated by Anthony Payne 1972-97
Boosey
89 1933 The Spanish Lady opera libretto by Elgar and Sir Barry Jackson after Ben Jonson, planned in two acts but incomplete, posth. Suite for string orchestra ed. Percy M. Young[61]
songs:1. "Modest and Fair"
2. "Still to be Neat"
also suite for strings ed. Young (1956)
Ben Jonson Elkin
90 1909-25 Piano Concerto concertante piano and orchestra,
posth. Op. 90,
sketches, 1909–25, elaborated by Robert Walker 1997
?
1001 1919 The Smoking Cantata song baritone soloist and orchestra[62][63] ?
1867 Humoreske 'a tune from Broadheath' piano later used for Fairies and Giants in The Wand of Youth, Suite No. 1, see Op. 1a
1867 The Wand of Youth incidental music for a children’s play,
assembled as two orchestral suites in 1907, see Op. 1a and Op. 1b
1868 Kyrie Eleison in A church choir SATB
1870 Fugue in G minor keyboard for organ [?], c. 1870, unfinished
1872 "The Language of Flowers" song voice and piano, unpub. 'The Music composed & dedicated to my sister Lucy' [64] The Poetry by Percival[65] MS
1872 Chantant keyboard piano solo MS
1872 Gloria church for choir and organ, arr. of the Allegro from Violin Sonata in F, K.547
(Mozart) as a Gloria
MS
1873 Credo arrangement choir and organ, themes from Symphonies V VII and IX (Beethoven)
"arr. Bernard Pappenheim"[66] [comment by Elgar]
MS
1874 Anthem arrangement arr. for strings, with original introduction MS
1875 "The Self Banished" song soprano or tenor acc. piano, unpub. Edmund Waller MS
1876 Salve Regina church in D, choir and organ MS
1876 Tantum Ergo church in D, choir and organ Eucharistic hymn MS
1877 "O Salutaris Hostia" church in G, bass solo and organ O Salutaris Hostia MS
1877 Credo in E minor church choir and organ Nicene Creed MS
1877 Gloria church choir SATB and organ MS
1877 Kyrie church choir STB MS
1877 Five well-known pieces arrangement arr. as studies for the violin, at the suggestion of Adolphe Pollitzer
1. Larghetto (Mozart)
2. Cavatina (Raff)
3. Romance (de Bériot)
4. Romance (Vieuxtemps)
5. Gigue (Ries)
Schott
1877 Peckham March chamber Harmony Music for wind quintet:
2 flutes, oboe, clarinet and bassoon/cello
see also Op. 6.1 — Op. 6.6
MS
1877 Reminiscences chamber violin and piano MS
1877 Exercise for the 3rd finger chamber violin solo Jascha Heifetz (1920)[67] MS
1878 Adeste Fideles
(John F. Wade)
arrangement arr. for orchestra MS
1878 Violin Sonata Op. 23, finale
(Beethoven)
arrangement arr. for wind quintet MS
1878 Concerto X
(Corelli)
arrangement arr. for wind quintet MS
1878 Ariodante overture
(Handel)
arrangement arr. for small orchestra MS
1878 O ‘tis a glorious sight from Oberon
(Weber)
arrangement arr. for small orchestra F. G. Pedley[12] MS
1878 Fantasia chamber violin and piano, unfinished MS
1878 Fugue in D minor chamber oboe and violin Frank Elgar[68] and Karl Bammert[69] MS
1878 String Quartet in D chamber unfinished MS
1878 String Quartet in B chamber unfinished MS
1878 String Trio in C chamber unfinished MS
1878 Trio chamber 2 violins and piano, unfinished MS
1878 Allegro chamber oboe, violin, viola and cello, unfinished MS
1878 Menuetto (Scherzo) chamber re-copied 1930 MS
1878 Symphony in G minor after Mozart orchestral part of first movement exists MS
1878 Introductory Overture for Christy Minstrels orchestral MS
1878 "Brother, For Thee He Died" (Easter Anthem) church choir and organ MS
1878 "Praise ye the Lord" church hymn tune, revised as Good Morrow[70]
1878 "Now with the fast departing light" church hymn tune MS
1878 "Hear Thy children" church hymn tune in F, choir and organ, pub. 1896 as Drakes Boughton in Westminster Hymnal, and Parish Hymn Book (Nos. 189/190), also used in Nursery Suite (Aubade) Francis Stanfield Cary
1878 "If She Love Me" (Temple Bar Rondeau) song voice and piano MS
1878 Minuet in G minor orchestral minuet for Powick Asylum band:
flute, clarinet, 2 cornets, euphonium, bombardon, 1st & 2nd violins, double bass and piano
MS
1879 "Domine Salvam fac" church motet, choir and organ Latin hymn MS
1879-84 Powick Asylum Music orchestral for Powick Asylum band:
1. La Brunette (1879)
2. Die Junge Kokette (1879)
3. L'Assomoir (1879)
4. The Valentine (1879)
5. Maud (1880)
6. Paris (1880)
7. Nelly[71] (1881)
8. La Blonde (1882)
9. Helcia (1883)
10. Blumine (1884)
MS
1879 La Brunette orchestral 5 Quadrilles for Powick Asylum band:
piccolo, flute, clarinet, 2 cornets, euphonium, bombardon, 1st & 2nd violins, double bass and piano
Geo. Jenkins Esq. MS
1879 Die Junge Kokette orchestral 5 Quadrilles for Powick Asylum band:
piccolo, flute, clarinet, 2 cornets, bombardon, 1st & 2nd violins, double bass and piano
Miss J. Holloway[72] MS
1879 Two Polonaises chamber violin and piano, unfinished " J. H. [Miss J. Holloway] with esteem"[73] MS
1879 L'Assomoir orchestral 5 Quadrilles for Powick Asylum band:
flute, clarinet, 2 cornets, euphonium, bombardon, 1st & 2nd violins, double bass and piano
MS
1879 The Valentine orchestral 5 Lancers for Powick Asylum band:
piccolo, flute, clarinet, 2 cornets, euphonium, bombardon, 1st & 2nd violins, double bass and piano
MS
1879 Minuet-grazioso orchestral lost or destroyed
1880 Maud orchestral polka for Powick Asylum band:
piccolo, flute, clarinet, 2 cornets, euphonium, bombardon, 1st & 2nd violins, double bass and piano
MS
1880 Paris orchestral 5 Quadrilles for Powick Asylum band:
piccolo, flute, clarinet, 2 cornets, euphonium, bombardon, 1st & 2nd violins, double bass and piano
1. Châtelet
2. L'Hippodrome
3. Alcazar d'Été (Champs-Élysées)
4. La! Suzanne
5. Café des Ambassadeurs: "La femme de l'emballeur"
Miss J. Holloway, Powycke[72] MS
1880 Violin Sonata in F, K.547
(Mozart)
arrangement arr. as Gloria MS
1880 "O Salutaris Hostia" church in F, choir and organ O Salutaris Hostia MS
1880 "O Salutaris Hostia" church in E-flat, choir and organ O Salutaris Hostia MS
1881 Fantasy on Irish Airs chamber violin and piano, unfinished MS
1881 Fugue in F minor chamber incomplete – later copied for The Spanish Lady MS
1881 Nelly[71] orchestral polka for Powick Asylum band:
piccolo, flute, clarinet, 2 cornets, euphonium, bombardon, 1st & 2nd violins, viola, double bass and piano
Fras. Thos. Elgar[74] MS
1882 La Blonde orchestral polka for Powick Asylum band:
piccolo, clarinet, 2 cornets, trombone, bombardon, 1st & 2nd violins, double bass and piano
'H. J. W.' (Helen Weaver)[71] MS
1882 Douce Pensée chamber violin, cello and piano,
pub. 1915 as Rosemary
MS
1882 Suite in D orchestral 1. Mazurka
2. Intermezzo-Sérénade Mauresque
3. Fantasia gavotte
4. Marche – Pas Redoublé
Revised 1899 as Three Characteristic Pieces (see Op. 10)
MS
1882 "O Salutaris Hostia" church in E-flat, bass solo and organ O Salutaris Hostia MS
1882 Benedictus in G church for choir, organ and strings MS
1882 Four Litanies for the Blessed Virgin Mary church choir unacc. Fr. T. Knight, S.J., Worcester Cary
1882 Air de Ballet – Pastorale orchestral perf. Worcester MS
1882 Marche – Pas Redoublé orchestral perf. Worcester Marche incorporated into The Spanish Lady and Suite in D MS
1882 Air de Ballet orchestral perf. Worcester MS
1883 Scherzo
(Schumann)
arrangement arr. Scherzo from Overture, Scherzo and Finale, Op. 52,
for piano solo
MS
1883 Entry of the Minstrels from Tannhaüser Act III,
(Wagner)
arrangement for piano MS
1883 Helcia orchestral polka for Powick Asylum band:
piccolo, clarinet, 2 cornets, euphonium, bombardon, 1st & 2nd violins, viola, double bass and piano
MS
1884 Blumine orchestral polka for Powick Asylum band:
clarinet, 2 cornets, euphonium, bombardon, 1st & 2nd violins, double bass and piano
MS
1884 Griffinesque keyboard piano, pub. posth. by Novello Novello
1884 "A Soldier’s Song" song see "A War Song", Op. 5.1
1885 "Clapham Town End" song low voice and piano,
arrangement of an old Yorkshire[75] folksong, unpub. "An old Yorkshire ballad taken down from the singing of old Tommy Kerr [?] as he got it from his grandfather. Harmonised in strict accordance with the spirit of the age" [comment by Elgar],
for Dr. C. W. Buck
trad. Young[76]
1885 "Clapham Town End" arrangement see Clapham Town End, song
1885 Gavotte chamber violin and piano Dr. C. W. Buck, Settle Schott
1885 Absent and Present
(Maude Valérie White)
arrangement cello obbligato, end note – "Lobster cutlets! Oh!!!!!!" [comment by Elgar] MS
1885 Out on the Rocks
(C. H. Dolby)
arrangement cello obbligato MS
1885 Melody
(C. W. Buck)
arrangement piano accompaniment for cello MS
1885 The Lakes overture orchestral MS lost
1885 Scottish Overture orchestral MS lost
1886 Berceuse,
(G. F. Blackbourne)[77]
arrangement violin and piano, pub. 1907 MS
1886 "Is she not passing fair?"[78] song pub. 1908, Lay, tr. from poem by Charles, Duke of Orléans (1391-1466) Louisa Stuart Costello Boosey
1886 Trio chamber violin, cello and piano, fragment only of first movement, "Sans"[79] MS
1886 Enina Valse keyboard piano,
dated Malvern Wells 21 Dec 1886
MS
1887 Duett for trombone and double bass chamber trombone and double bass,
pub. 1970, ed. Rodney Slatford
Frank William Weaver, on his wedding-day[71] Yorke
1888 "As I laye a-thynkynge" song voice and piano,
the last lines of Thomas Ingoldsby
Thomas Ingoldsby Beare
1888 "The Wind at Dawn" song voice and piano Dr. Ludwig Wüllner C. Alice Roberts (Elgar) Boosey
1888 Allegretto on G.E.D.G.E.[7] chamber violin and piano The Misses Gedge, Malvern Wells[80] Schott
1888 "Ecce Sacerdos Magnus" church choir and organ Hubert Leicester, Worcester[3] Liturgy Cary
1888 "O Salutaris Hostia" church choir, written 1880 O Salutaris Hostia Cary
1888 Liebesgruss chamber see Salut d'Amour, Op. 12
1889 Liebesahnung chamber see Mot d'Amour, Op. 13.1
1889 "Queen Mary's Song" song voice and piano,
repub. 1907 in Seven Lieder
J. H. Meredith[81] Alfred Tennyson Orsborn & Tuckwood,
Ascherberg
1889 Presto keyboard piano
1890 "Man" song voice and piano
1890 Violin Concerto concertante destroyed
1892 "A Song of Autumn" song voice and piano,
repub. 1907 in Seven Lieder
Miss Marshall[82] Adam Lindsay Gordon Orsborn & Tuckwood,
Ascherberg
1892 "Like to the Damask Rose" song voice and piano,
repub. 1907 in Seven Lieder
Simon Wastell[83]
or Francis Quarles
Tuckwood,
Ascherberg
1892 "The Poet's Life" song voice and piano,
repub. 1907 in Seven Lieder
Ellen Burroughs[84] Ascherberg
1892 "A spear, a sword" song voice and piano, unpub. C. Alice Elgar[85]
1892 Mill-wheel Songs[86] song voice and piano, unpub.
1. "Winter"
2. "May (a rhapsody)"
C. Alice Elgar
1894 "The Wave"[87] song voice and piano, unpub.
1894 "Muleteer's Song" song voice and piano[87] Barry Pain[88]
1894 Parsifal, Good Friday Music (Wagner) arrangement for small orchestra, Worcester High School
30 1896 "As torrents in summer" part-song SATB unacc., from Scenes from the Saga of King Olaf, Op. 30, pub. separately, Longfellow Novello
29 1896 "Seek Him that maketh the Seven Stars" song tenor solo and chorus TTBB, from The Light of Life, Op. 29, pub. separately Rev. E. Capel-Cure Novello
29 1896 "Doubt not thy Father's care" song duet, soprano and alto, from The Light of Life, Op. 29, pub. separately Rev. E. Capel-Cure Novello
35 1897 "The Sword Song" song baritone, from Caractacus, Op. 35, pub. separately H.M Queen Victoria H. A. Acworth Novello
1897 "Roundel: The little eyes that never knew Light" song voice and piano, composed 1887, unpub. A. C. Swinburne MS
1897 "Grete Malverne on a Rocke" part-song Christmas carol SATB unacc.,
pub. 1909 as Lo, Christ the Lord is born
trad.[89] Christmas Card
1898 "The Holly and the Ivy" arrangement Christmas carol,
chorus and orchestra
trad.
1898 Festival March in C choral chorus and orchestra, fragment only remains
1898 "Love alone will stay" song voice and piano, published in "The Dome",
later adapted as In Haven, No. 2 of Sea Pictures, Op. 37
C. Alice Elgar Paternoster Press
1898 "O Salutaris Hostia" church choir unacc., in Tozer’s Benediction Manual No. 47 O Salutaris Hostia Cary
1899 "Dry those fair, those crystal eyes" song voice and piano Henry King Charing + Hospital Bazaar
1899 "To Her Beneath Whose Steadfast Star" part-song SATB unacc., orchestrated 1902 H.M. Queen Victoria Frederick W. H. Myers Macmillan
12 1899 "Woo thou, sweet Music" song voice and piano,
from Salut d’Amour, Op. 12, adapted by Max Laistner[90]
A. C. Bunten[91] Schott
1899 Sérénade Lyrique orchestral Ivan Caryll’s Orchestra Chappell
1900 "Pansies" song voice and piano,
from Salut d’Amour, Op. 12, adapted by Max Laistner[90]
Percy E. Pinkerton Schott
1900 "The Pipes of Pan" song voice and piano Adrian Ross Boosey
1901 "Always and Everywhere" song voice and piano, from the Polish of Krasiński F. H. Fortey[92] Boosey
1901 "Come, Gentle Night!" song voice and piano Clifton Bingham[93] Boosey
1901 May-Song keyboard piano, for orchestra (Elkin, 1928) W. H. Broome
Morrice Music
Elkin
1901 Emmaus
(Herbert Brewer)
arrangement orchestration
1902 "Land of Hope and Glory" song voice and piano or orchestra A. C. Benson Boosey
1902 "O Mightiest of the Mighty" church hymn for the Coronation of Edward VII H.R.H. Prince of Wales
(later H.M. King Edward VII)
Rev. S. Childs Clarke Novello
1902 "God Save the King" arrangement soloists, chorus and orchestra Novello
1903 "Speak, my Heart!" song voice and piano A. C. Benson Boosey
1903 "Weary Wind of the West" part-song SATB unacc. T. E. Brown Novello
1903 Offertoire (Andante Religioso) chamber violin and piano, "Offertoire pour le violon, Gustave Francke (op 11), dedié à Serge Derval, Anvers" [note by Elgar] Serge Derval, Antwerp Boosey
1903 Skizze keyboard piano, repub. Novello Prof. Julius Buths, Düsseldorf Musik-Beilag zur Nuen Musik-Zeitung (Stuttgart),
Novello
50 1904 Canto Popolare chamber viola and piano, arranged by the composer from his concert-overture In the South (Alassio), Op. 50 Boosey
50 1904 "In Moonlight" song voice and piano,
adapted to the viola serenade Canto Popolare from the concert-overture In the South (Alassio), Op. 50
Shelley Boosey
1905 "Evening Scene" part-song SATB unacc. In Memory of R. G. H. Howson[94] Coventry Patmore Novello
1905 In Smyrna keyboard piano, pub. "Queen's Christmas Carol Book", repub. Novello Daily Mail,
Novello
1906 Piece for Organ keyboard organ, "For Dot's Nuns"[95] [remark by Elgar]
1907 Berceuse-Petit Reine
(Victor Bérard)
arrangement violin and piano Wilcocks (?)
Ashdown
1907 Andantino
(Victor Bérard)
arrangement violin, mandolin and guitar "For the Barbers" [remark by Elgar],[96]
unfinished
1907 Two single chants for Venite in D and G church choir, in "New Cathedral Psalter" Novello
1907 Two double chants in D for Psalms 68 and 75 church choir, in "New Cathedral Psalter" Novello
1907 String quartet chamber fragmentary
1907 "How calmly the evening" part-song SATB unacc. Thomas Toke Lynch[97] Novello
1907 Seven Lieder of Edward Elgar song voice and piano
1. "Like to the Damask Rose"
2. "Queen Mary's Song"
3. "A Song of Autumn"
4. "The Poet's Life"
5. "Through the Long Days"
6. "Rondel"
7. "The Shepherd's Song"
all first pub. 1889-1894
Boosey
1908 "Marching Song" part-song SATB and piano,
repub. 1914 as "Follow the Colours" for solo and optional male chorus and orchestra
Capt. W. de Courcy Stretton [98] Novello
1908 "Abide with me"
(Ivor Atkins)
arrangement anthem, rev. 1928
1909 "Lo! Christ the Lord is Born" church Christmas carol SATB unacc.,
after Grete Malverne on a Rocke, 1897
Shapcott Wensley Novello
1910 "A Child Asleep" song voice and piano Anthony Goetz[99] Elizabeth Barrett Browning Novello
1910 "The King's Way" song voice and piano C. Alice Elgar Boosey
1910 "They are at Rest" church anthem for choir and organ, perf. at the Royal Mausoleum for the anniversary of Queen Victoria's death Cardinal Newman Novello
1911 St Matthew Passion
(J. S. Bach)
arrangement performing edition, with Ivor Atkins Novello
1911 St Matthew Passion
(J. S. Bach)
arrangement two chorales
"O Mensch bewein dein Sünde Gross" BWV 622,
"O Haupt voll Blut und Wunden" BWV 244,
for 3 trumpets, 4 horns, 3 trombones and tuba
MS
1913 "Callicles" song Scena, intended for Muriel Foster Matthew Arnold
1913 Carissima orchestral Winifred Stephens[100] Elkin
1914 "Follow the Colours" part-song see Marching Song, 1908 Capt. W. de Courcy Stretton [98] Novello
1914 "Fear not, O Land" church Harvest Anthem Joel ii Novello
1914 "Arabian Serenade" song voice and piano Margery Lawrence Boosey
1914 "The Chariots of the Lord" song voice and piano Rev. John Brownlie[101] Boosey
1914 "The Birthright" part-song SATB unacc. George A. Stocks Novello
1914 "The Merry-go-round" song unison song acc. piano,
pub. USA[102]
Florence C. Fox[103] Silver Burdett
1915 Rosemary orchestral orchestration of Douce Pensée (1882) for piano trio Elkin
1915 "Quand nos bourgeons se rouvriront" song see Une voix dans le désert, Op. 77
1915 "The Brook" part-song 2-part song acc. piano,
pub. USA[102]
Ellen Soule Silver Burdett
1915 "The Windlass Song" part-song SATB unacc.,
pub. USA[102]
William Allingham Silver Burdett
1916 "Fight for Right" song voice and piano Members of the Fight for Right Movement William Morris Elkin
1917 "Ozymandias" song voice and piano Shelley
1917 The Fringes of the Fleet song songs for four baritones and orchestra,
1. "The Lowestoft Boat (A Chanty)"
2. "Fate's Discourtesy"
3. "Submarines"
4. "The Sweepers"
5. "Inside the Bar (A Sailor's Song)" added later
Rudyard Kipling Enoch
1917 "The Lowestoft Boat (A Chanty)" song four baritones and orchestra,
from The Fringes of the Fleet
Rudyard Kipling Enoch
1917 "Fate's Discourtesy" song four baritones and orchestra,
from The Fringes of the Fleet
Rudyard Kipling Enoch
1917 "Submarines" song four baritones and orchestra,
from The Fringes of the Fleet
Rudyard Kipling Enoch
1917 "The Sweepers" song four baritones and orchestra,
from The Fringes of the Fleet
Rudyard Kipling Enoch
1917 "Inside the Bar (A Sailor's Song)" song four baritones unaccompanied
added to The Fringes of the Fleet,
dedicated to the four singers
Charles Mott,
Harry Barratt,
Frederick Henry and
Frederick Stewart
Gilbert Parker Enoch
1918 "Big Steamers" song unison song for children, acc. piano Rudyard Kipling Teachers' World
1922 "Ye Holy Angels bright"
(John Darwall)
arrangement orchestral accompaniment
1922 "Jerusalem"
(Parry)
arrangement for chorus and orchestra William Blake
1923 Arthur incidental to a play by Laurence Binyon
1923 "The Wanderer" part-song TTBB unacc. Anon., adapted from Wit and Drollery, 1661 Novello
1923 "Zut, zut, zut!" part-song TTBB unacc. Richard Marden[104] Novello
1923 Carillon Chimes keyboard for the opening of the Loughborough War Memorial Carillon[105] MS
1923 Overture in D minor
(Handel)
arrangement transcription for orchestra of the Overture in D minor (Chandos Anthem "In the Lord put I my Trust", HWV247) Novello
1923 "O Lord,look down from Heaven"
(Battishill)
arrangement orchestral accompaniment MS
1923 "Let us Lift up our Hearts"
(S. S. Wesley)
arrangement orchestral accompaniment MS
1924 Empire March orchestral Enoch
1924 Arthur: Suite orchestral for chamber orchestra (from the incidental music to Binyon's Arthur MS
1924 Pageant of Empire incidental solo songs, except No. 8 "A Song of Union" for SATB
Nos. 5 and 7 were also later arranged for chorus SATB; some also with orchestral accompaniment
1. "Shakespeare's Kingdom"
2. "The Islands (A Song of New Zealand)"
3. "The Blue Mountains (A Song of Australia)"
4. "The Heart of Canada"
5. "Sailing Westward"
6. "Merchant Adventurers"
7. "The Immortal Legions"
8. "A Song of Union" (part-song SATB)
Alfred Noyes Enoch
1924 "Shakespeare's Kingdom" song solo voice and orchestra
from Pageant of Empire
Alfred Noyes Enoch
1924 "The Islands (A Song of New Zealand)" song solo voice and orchestra
from Pageant of Empire
Alfred Noyes Enoch
1924 "The Blue Mountains (A Song of Australia)" song solo voice and orchestra
from Pageant of Empire
Alfred Noyes Enoch
1924 "The Heart of Canada" song solo voice, SATB chorus and orchestra
from Pageant of Empire
Alfred Noyes Enoch
1924 "Sailing Westward" song solo voice and orchestra
from Pageant of Empire,
later arranged for chorus SATB
Alfred Noyes Enoch
1924 "Merchant Adventurers" song solo voice and orchestra
from Pageant of Empire
Alfred Noyes Enoch
1924 "The Immortal Legions" song solo voice and orchestra
from Pageant of Empire,
later arranged for chorus SATB
Alfred Noyes Enoch
1924 "A Song of Union" part-song SATB chorus and orchestra
from Pageant of Empire, trio of Empire March
Alfred Noyes Enoch
1924 March chamber violin, cello and piano,
intended also for orchestra[106]
The Grafton family[33]
1924 "The Song of the Bull" part-song male voices and piano, for Cambridge University May Week F. Hamilton
1925 "The Herald" part-song SATB unacc. Alexander Smith Novello
1925 "The Prince of Sleep" part-song SATB unacc. Walter de la Mare Elkin
1927 Civic Fanfare orchestral orchestra without violins[107] Dr. Percy C. Hull MS
1928 May-Song orchestral from the original for piano
1928 Beau Brummel incidental dramatic music to a play by Bertram Matthews. MS full score mostly missing, except for the Minuet, found in c2006.[108] Bertram P. Matthews MS
1928 Minuet from Beau Brummel orchestral arr. for full orch. by Elgar: arr. for piano solo by Ernest Austin[108] Elkin
1928 "I sing the Birth" church Christmas carol SATB unacc. Rev. Harcourt B. S. Fowler[109] Ben Jonson Novello
1929 "Good Morrow" church 'A simple carol for His Majesty's happy recovery', SATB unacc. or acc. piano H.M. King George V George Gascoigne Novello
1929 "Jehova, quam multi sunt hostes mei"
(Purcell)
arrangement orchestral accompaniment MS
1930 "It isnae me" song voice and piano Joan Elwes Sally Holmes Keith Prowse
1930 "XTC" song voice and piano Edward Elgar
1930 Soliloquy chamber oboe and piano
1931 Nursery Suite orchestral 1. Aubade (Awake)
2. The Serious Doll
3. Busy-ness
4. The Sad Doll
5. The Wagon (Passes)
6. The Merry Doll
7. Dreaming – Envoy (coda)
Their Royal Highnesses the Duchess of York and the Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret Rose Keith Prowse
1932 Queen Alexandra's Memorial Ode choral "So many true Princesses who have gone",
SATB and orchestra or military band[110]
In Memory H.M. Queen Alexandra John Masefield MS
1932 "The Woodland Stream" song unison song Stephen S. Moore[111] Charles Mackay Keith Prowse
1932 "The Rapid Stream" song unison song Stephen S. Moore, Worcester[111] Charles Mackay Keith Prowse
1932 "When Swallows Fly" song unison song Stephen S. Moore[111] Charles Mackay Keith Prowse
1932 Sonatina keyboard piano, certainly written many years earlier May Grafton[33] Keith Prowse
1932 Adieu keyboard piano, certainly written many years earlier, transcribed for violin by Szigeti Keith Prowse
1932 Serenade keyboard piano, certainly written many years earlier John Austin Keith Prowse
1933 Mina[112] orchestral small orchestra Keith Prowse
1933 "Tarantella" song baritone and orchestra, incomplete Hilaire Belloc
1933 Funeral March
(Chopin)
arrangement transcription for orchestra of the Funeral March from the Piano Sonata No. 2 in B-flat minor Op. 35 Keith Prowse
1879 Adagio Solenne see Five Intermezzos of Wind Quintets, Op 6.1, also used in Cantique, Op. 3
1879 Evesham Andante see Andante con Variazioni of Wind Quintets, Op. 6.5
1879 Mrs Winslow's soothing syrup see Adagio Cantabile of Wind Quintets, Op. 6.6
1892 "Stars of the Summer Night" see "Spanish Serenade", Op. 23
1884 Une Idylle see Idylle, Op. 4.1
1894 King Olaf see Scenes From The Saga Of King Olaf, Op. 30
1896 Lux Christi see The Light of Life, Op. 29
34.1 1897 Te Deum Laudamus seeTe Deum and Benedictus, Op.34 Hymn
34.2 1897 Benedictus seeTe Deum and Benedictus, Op.34 Benedictus (Song of Zechariah)
1899 Enigma Variations see Variations on an Original Theme (Enigma), Op. 36
1902 Enfants d'un Rêve see Dream Children, Op. 43
1911 Coronation Offertorium see "O Hearken Thou", Op. 64
1911 "Intende voci orationis meæ" see "O Hearken Thou", Op. 64
1915 "When the spring comes round" see "Quand nos bourgeons se rouvriront"
1915 "A voice in the desert" see "Une voix dans le désert", Op. 77
1916 The Belgian Flag see Le drapeau belge, Op. 79
1932 "So many true Princesses who have gone" see Queen Alexandra's Memorial Ode, 1932

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Oswin Grainger was an older musical friend, reluctantly a grocer by trade
  2. ^ Dr. Charles Lee Williams was former organist of Gloucester Cathedral
  3. ^ a b c Hubert Leicester was a lifelong friend of Elgar's, played flute in the early wind quintets (his brother William played clarinet), and was always a keen musician; the Leicester family lived at No. 6 Worcester High Street, a few doors away from the Elgar music shop. Hubert Leicester wrote a book Forgotten Worcester with a preface by Elgar, and became Mayor of Worcester (Kennedy p.263)
  4. ^ Elgar's boyhood employer, the solicitor William Allen (Moore, p.118)
  5. ^ Agnes Leicester was the wife of Elgar's lifelong friend Hubert Leicester – they were married three years before Edward Elgar and Alice
  6. ^ A friend of Elgar's, the Very Rev. Canon Charles Vincent Dolman, O.S.B. was the priest of the Roman Catholic Church of St. Francis Xavier in Broad Street, Hereford
  7. ^ a b Op. 3 was first assigned to Allegretto on G.E.D.G.E., then finally to Cantique
  8. ^ Elgar met 'Miss E. E.' before he was married, whilst on holiday in Scotland
  9. ^ Hilda Fitton was sister of Isabel Fitton – 'Ysobel' (Variation VI) of the Enigma Variations
  10. ^ Frank Webb was a Worcester furniture dealer, and he and his sisters were some of Elgar's earliest violin pupils in Worcester, and a member of the Worcester Amateur Instrumental Society. His son Alan Webb was curator of the Elgar Birthplace in the 1960s(Kennedy, p.19)
  11. ^ J. F. Porte, in his critical book Sir Edward Elgar, asserts that Elgar wrote two songs in his Op. 5, but does not name either: "The two numbers comprising Opus 5 are to be commended to those who would see how a great composer commenced his contributions to the world of song."
  12. ^ a b Frederick G. Pedley was (according to the 1881 census) a warehouseman from Worcester, two years older than Elgar. He was an amateur singer, and gave the first performance of "A Soldier's Song" at a Worcester Glee Club meeting in 1884
  13. ^ Charles Flavell Hayward (1863-1906) was born in Wolverhampton, England into a show-business family. He was an actor, poet, violinist, conductor, composer and arranger of music. He was a friend of Elgar's and played at the same desk in the violins. His father Henry Hayward was a violinist known as the "English Paganini". The family emigrated to New Zealand where he, his brothers, their wives and other family (known as "The Brescian Family") made their living in the theatre, which included the novelty of a moving picture show or bioscope as it was called. He died in Adelaide, Australia. His most well-known song (he wrote the lyrics and the music) is called "Come back to me" which was sung by his sister Florence Hayward.
  14. ^ Young has "Op. 6, WIND QUINTETS: any of the above, but not specified by E.", referring to the works in the sets here numbered only for convenience "Op. 6.1" to "Op. 6.6" to keep them together (Young, p. 408)
  15. ^ Elgar's spelling. More correctly "Madame Tussaud's"
  16. ^ Frank Exton was the second flautist in the quintet
  17. ^ William Leicester, Hubert's brother, was the clarinettist in the quintet
  18. ^ Frank Elgar, Edward's brother, was the oboist in the quintet
  19. ^ The Gavotte named after Alphonsa Leicester, who was the sister of Elgar's friends William and Hubert Leicester
  20. ^ Re-copied for The Spanish Lady
  21. ^ William Cole Stockley was conductor of his own orchestra in Birmingham, in 1882 conductor of the Birmingham Festival Choral Society and Chorus Master to the Birmingham Festival (Moore p. 95)
  22. ^ Percy Fletcher identifies this as possibly that of 1888
  23. ^ a b c d Lady Mary Lygon (pronounced "Liggon"), commemorated in the Romanza "***" of the Enigma Variations, was sister of Earl Beauchamp. She promoted, among others similar, the Madresfield Musical Competition in 1903. She became Lady Mary Trefusis on marrying Lt.-Col. Henry Hepburn-Stuart-Forbes-Trefusis in 1905
  24. ^ Dyke Acland was a bank manager and amateur cellist
  25. ^ Fred Ward was one of Elgar's pupils, and Bizarrerie was written for him, but (unlike La Capricieuse) not dedicated to him
  26. ^ Julia Raikes, wife of William Raikes, cousin of his wife Alice. The Raikes were the only members of her family to attend Elgar's wedding, and lent the Elgars their house in Upper Norwood for a few weeks in 1889
  27. ^ Dr. Frank Ehrke of the Manor House, Kempsey was 1st violin in the Worcestershire Philharmonic Society Orchestra
  28. ^ Fred Ward was one of Elgar's pupils
  29. ^ Diana McVeagh gives this as Op.18 No.3
  30. ^ Rev. J. Hampton, M.A., Warden of St. Michael's College, Tenbury (Kennedy, p.280)
  31. ^ The Rev. Walter H. Whinfield was the youngest son of Edward Whinfield, head of an organ-building firm and vice-president of the Worcester Musical Society, who gave musical evenings at his large house 'Severn Grange' near Claines, where the young Edward Elgar began to meet a wide range of musicians, some of whom were to become lifelong friends (Moore, p. 89)
  32. ^ Paul Kilburn was the son of conductor Nicholas Kilburn
  33. ^ a b c May Grafton was Elgar's niece, daughter of William Grafton and Elgar's sister Pollie
  34. ^ a b c Mrs E. B. Fitton was a Malvern pianist and mother of Hilda and Isabel Fitton ('Ysobel' of the Enigma Variations)
  35. ^ In August 1893 the Elgars spent two weeks in Garmisch at the guest-house of an English family, the Bethells, who they had met the year before (Moore, p.175)
  36. ^ a b Dr. Charles Swinnerton Heap was, in 1896, the leading choral conductor in the Midlands
  37. ^ Sketches "elaborated" by Anthony Payne
  38. ^ Mrs. Edward Speyer was Antonia Kufferath, the Belgian-born soprano, daughter of Alice Elgar's old piano teacher Ferdinand Kufferath and wife of Elgar's friend the wealthy banker Edward Speyer. 'Ridgehurst' was their home at Shenley, Hertfordshire. Not to be confused with Sir Edgar Speyer and Lady Speyer (the latter a professional violinist Leonora von Stosch)
  39. ^ Concert Allegro sometimes still shown in references as "Op. 41"
  40. ^ Lady Maud Warrender (1870–1945) was the youngest daughter of the Earl of Shaftesbury and married Sir George Warrender. She was a singer and patron of music – she organised the first performance of the Coronation Ode in 1903 – and a personal friend of Elgar and his wife
  41. ^ Arthur Leslie Salmon (born 1865), lover of literature, poet, music critic and author of British travel guides
  42. ^ Canon Charles Vincent Gorton was chairman of the Morecambe Festival, and assisted Elgar with the words of The Apostles
  43. ^ Julia Worthington was an American, a friend of Prof. Sanford, whom he met in the U. S. A., and who later saw him in England. The enigmatic dots in the Spanish quotation inscribed on Elgar's Violin Concerto are said to refer to her. He called her "Windflower".
  44. ^ Dr. William McNaught, musical editor and choral conductor, worked for the publishers Novello
  45. ^ a b c d "Pietro d'Alba" (alias "Peter Rabbit") was Elgar's pseudonym for himself
  46. ^ Henry Embleton was the wealthy and enthusiastic president of the Leeds Choral Union who encouraged Elgar in his choral music (Moore, p.215)
  47. ^ Alfred Henry Littleton was chairman of the publishers Novello. At then time that he wrote the song, Elgar and his wife were staying at the villa of his friend Julia Worthington at Careggi near Florence when they were visited by Littleton, whose wife had just died
  48. ^ Kennedy, p.289
  49. ^ 'Elegy' was premiered at a Memorial Concert in the Mansion House on 13 July 1901. In memoriam Rev. R. H. Haddon, late Junior Warden of the Worshipful Company of Musicians.
  50. ^ Of the songs in the planned Op. 59, nos. 1, 2 and 4 were never published, and not even their titles are known
  51. ^ Percy M. Young (in his Elgar O. M.) says this is "Probably fictitious."
  52. ^ Edwin James was principal bassoonist and chairman of the London Symphony Orchestra (Moore, p.563)
  53. ^ Nicholas Kilburn
  54. ^ Frances Smart was a neighbour of the Elgars at 'Forli' before the turn of the century (Moore, p.659)
  55. ^ William Mann Dyson was a singing teacher who sang in the Worcester Glee Club (Moore, p. 695 and 1901 England Census, Worcester)
  56. ^ a b c Vasily Ivanovich Maikov (1728—1778), Russian poet and dramatist. See ru: Майков, Василий Иванович
  57. ^ Frances Colvin, wife of Sir Sidney Colvin
  58. ^ Ballet based on a fan designed by Charles Conder
  59. ^ The violinist Maria Joshua said she was 'overwhelmed' by Elgar's offer of dedication, but was ill and would write later to explain. She never wrote, and died a week later. The dedication was accepted later by her daughter (Moore, p. 725)
  60. ^ The leader was Adolph Brodsky (nearly 70 at the time and principal of the Royal Manchester College of Music) and the others Hugo Becker, Hans Sitt, and Julius Klengel
  61. ^ Young Elgar O.M.
  62. ^ The Smoking Cantata was probably never intended to be performed and was given the jocular opus number of 1001. Its duration is less than a minute
  63. ^ Ward, David (2003-12-11). "Unknown Elgar is just a puff of smoke". London: The Guardian. Retrieved 2006-09-15.
  64. ^ On her birthday
  65. ^ McVeagh, p. 3
  66. ^ Elgar himself
  67. ^ Elgar wrote on the manuscript: "Exercise for the 3rd finger – (The chords not to be played, the 1st, 2nd & 4th fingers remain fixed in the positions ...)." Finally: "Written for my own use in 1877. Copied for Mr. Jascha Heifetz at his request, November 1920. Edward Elgar"
  68. ^ The composer's brother Frank Elgar, who played the oboe
  69. ^ The England 1881 census shows that Karl Bammert was a German watchmaker aged 21, a boarder at the Elgar family house No. 10 High Street Worcester – he was probably the violinist. Frank Elgar and two sisters Lucy and 'Dot' were there, with their parents
  70. ^ Leicester private collection
  71. ^ a b c d Frank and Helen Weaver were among the children of William Weaver, a shoe merchant whose shop was opposite the Elgar's at No. 84 Worcester High Street. Frank Weaver also became a shoemaker, and he played the double bass; Elgar wrote the Duett for trombone and double bass as a wedding present to him on 1 August 1887, when he married Fannie Jones. Helen Weaver was 'Nelly' of the Harmony Music; in 1883 Helen and Elgar were engaged to be married, but the engagement was broken off the next year.(Moore, p. 67, and England censuses 1871, 1881)
  72. ^ a b Miss J. Holloway was the pianist at the Worcester City and County Lunatic Asylum
  73. ^ Miss J. Holloway was the pianist at the Worcester City and County Lunatic Asylum. Moore, p.87
  74. ^ Elgar's brother Frank
  75. ^ The same tune as "Richard of Taunton Dene", a traditional Somersetshire song
  76. ^ photograph of the MS in Elgar, O.M. by Percy Young, p.128
  77. ^ G. F. Blackbourne was the pseudonym of V. Beraud
  78. ^ From Sibley Music Library Digital Scores Collection,
  79. ^ Percy Fletcher identifies this as possibly the trio mentioned in a letter to Dr. Buck, 1887
  80. ^ Elgar used to go to the Malvern Wells house of The Rev. William Wilberforce Gedge, Headmaster of Wells House School, every week to give violin lessons to his daughters (Moore, p. 72)
  81. ^ According to Percy Young (in Elgar O. M.) Elgar pencilled in a note on the MS that J. H. Meredith was an honorary member of the Worcester Amateur Instrumental Society
  82. ^ According to Percy Young (in Elgar O. M.) Mrs. Marshall and her daughter were friends of Lady Elgar
  83. ^ Simon Wastell (1560-1635), headmaster of the Free School at Northampton
  84. ^ Ellen Burroughs was the pseudonym of the American poet Sophie Jewett (1861-1909)
  85. ^ Kennedy, Portrait of Elgar, p.281
  86. ^ Moore, Edward Elgar: A Creative Life, p. 168
  87. ^ a b Percy M. Young "Elgar O.M.", footnote p.70
  88. ^ Moore (A Creative Life, p.177) notes (from the Chappell archives) that permission to use the poem by 'Barry Pain' was obtained on 3 March
  89. ^ from 'Historic Worcestershire' by W. Scott Brassington
  90. ^ a b Max Laistner (1853-1917) was a German musician, a concert pianist and director of the Max Laistner Choir. He made piano transcriptions of the classics, including an "Etude de Concert" after Chopin's Valse in D-flat "Minute Waltz"
  91. ^ Alice Chambers Bunten, scholar, author and lyricist for many songs, well known for her Life of Alice Barnham, Wife of Sir Francis Bacon, London: Oliphants Ltd. 1928
  92. ^ Frank H. Fortey (born in India 1876) was a translator of Polish literature. His main work was the poems of Mickiewicz. He lived in King's Norton, Worcester
  93. ^ Clifton Bingham (1859-1913) was an English author of poems and children's books, many of them illustrated by Louis Wain.
  94. ^ R. G. H. Howson was a bank manager who conducted choirs at the Morecambe festivals (Kennedy, p.166)
  95. ^ Elgar's sister Helen Agnes Elgar, known as 'Dot', was in a convent)
  96. ^ Discovering that Italian clients of a hairdresser at Capri diverted themselves with music while waiting for their turn, Elgar composed this piece for their general benefit
  97. ^ Biography and hymns of Thomas Toke Lynch (1818-1871)
  98. ^ a b According to the Stretton Manuscripts in RootsWeb, Capt. William de Courcy Stretton of the Royal Artillery was the eldest son of Col. Severus William Lynam Stretton (1793-1884) of Nottingham, and the Hon. Catherine Adela de Courcy, youngest daughter of the 28th Lord Kingsale, premier baron of Ireland
  99. ^ Anthony Goetz was the son of Ludovic Goetz and Muriel Foster, a favourite singer and personal friend of Elgar’s
  100. ^ Winifred Stephens was sister of the singer Muriel Foster, and her husband Jeffrey Stephens worked for the Gramophone Company which made the first recording of Elgar's music, including Carissima
  101. ^ John Brownlie, D.D. (1857-1925) Scottish hymnologist – photo and biography
  102. ^ a b c Elgar made four visits to the USA: the last in 1911. He wrote three songs: "The Merry-go-round" for (children's) voices in unison with piano accompaniment; "The Brook" a simple two-part song with piano accompaniment; and "Windlass Song" for four-part voices (SATB) unaccompanied. The songs were published by Silver, Burdett & Co. of New York City in "The Progressive Music Series", books Two (1914), Three (1915) and Four (1915) respectively. All three songs are short: "The Merry-go-round" 13 bars with two verses – the tune of this is simple and the notation unusually large, indicating that this was written for young children; "The Brook" 13 bars with three verses; and "Windlass Song" 14 bars with four verses. Elgar signed a schedule excluding their publication in any form apart from that series, and specifically not to be published outside the USA, though in 1921 Elgar gave permission for them to be published in the Canadian edition of that series. (Information provided on 1 April 1980 by Elsie Plant, Senior Editor Music Publications, Silver Burdett Company, 250 James Street, Morristown, NJ)
  103. ^ Florence C. Fox was an American writer of books and poems, and lyricist of songs for children. Her children's books include "Fox's Indian Primer" about American Indians and how they lived.
  104. ^ Richard Marden was a pseudonym of the composer
  105. ^ "Edward Elgar manuscript found in dusty folder". The Guardian. 14 February 2012. Retrieved 14 February 2012.
  106. ^ According to the composer's markings in the MS (Young, p. 407)
  107. ^ The Civic Fanfare was written for the mayoral procession at the opening of the Hereford Festival on 4 September 1927. The orchestration includes fanfares for the orchestral brass accompanied by wind and percussion; but the only strings which take part are violas, celli and double basses. The work was written to precede a performance of Elgar's transcription of 'God Save the King' and is ended by a side-drum roll which leads directly into the National Anthem, when the violins join the full orchestra and choir in a triumphant entry.
  108. ^ a b Kay, Robert (December 2011). "Gerald Lawrence, Elgar and the missing Beau Brummel Music" (PDF). The Elgar Society Journal. 17 (3): 13–14. Retrieved 19 June 2016.
  109. ^ Rev. Harcourt B. S. Fowler of Elmley Castle
  110. ^ Queen Alexandra's Memorial Ode was written with accompaniment for orchestra, but was performed by a military band, and all parts have been lost
  111. ^ a b c Stephen Moore was a young Worcester schoolmaster, and the three songs were written for him to complete a contract with publishers Keith Prowse
  112. ^ Mina was Elgar's Cairn terrier

References[edit]

  • Kennedy, Michael (1987). Portrait of Elgar (Third ed.). Oxford: Clarendon Press. ISBN 0-19-284017-7.
  • McVeagh, Diana M. (2007). Elgar the Music Maker. Woodbridge, Suffolk: Boydell Press. ISBN 978-1-84383-295-9.
  • Moore, Jerrold N. (1984). Edward Elgar: A Creative Life. Oxford: Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-315447-1.
  • Porte, J. F. (1921). Sir Edward Elgar. London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Turner & Co. Ltd.
  • Young, Percy M. (1973). Elgar O.M.: a study of a musician. London: Collins. OCLC 869820.