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An Elgar Song Album

An Elgar Song Album

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Series: Music Sales America Publisher: Music Sales America Composer: Edward Elgar

Elgar was pre-eminently the composer of large forms. Complex, lengthy development of musical ideas was for him a measure of genius. His songs, with the exception of the orchestral cycle Sea Pictures, were not often the vehicles for his most striking ideas. Paradoxically, he was also bedevilled by a fine literally taste. He once told a friend that he felt it better to set the best second-rate poetry to music, for the most immortal verse is music already. Some of his songs are therefore settings of poets now all but forgotten, such as Arthur Salmon and Gilbert Parker: to their verse his music might make a vital addition. Elgar's songs offer authentic Edwardian reflections which we can value now in their own terms. These songs are full of echoes of a master's thoughts - and especially in the songs written for the stage - flashes of his genius.

  • TO THE CHILDREN
  • IN MOONLIGHT BASED ON CANTO POPOLARE
  • MODEST AND FAIR
  • MY OLD TUNES
  • O SOFT WAS THE SONG OP. 59 NO. 3
  • WAS IT SOME GOLDEN STAR NO. 5
  • STILL TO BE NEAT
  • THE BLUE-EYES FAIRY
  • THE RIVER NO. 2
  • THE TORCH OP. 60 NO. 1
  • THERE ARE SEVEN THAT PULL THE THREAD FROM GRANIA AND DIARMID
  • TWILIGHT NO. 6
  • A CHILD ASLEEP
  • PLEADING OP. 48 NO. 1
  • Piano Accompaniment
  • Voice

$25.95 (US) Inventory #HL 14010151 ISBN: 9780853608981 UPC: 884088464752 Publisher Code: NOV170316R Width: 8.5" Length: 11.0" 66 pages

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