Elgar Complete Edition

Volume 20
Carillon; Une Voix dans le Desert;
Le Drapeau Belge; The Fringes of the Fleet

Series III : Dramatic Works

Publication Plan

  • Projected publication date : 2019
  • Publisher : Elgar Works
  • ISBN : 978-1-904856-20-7 (hardback)

Detailed Description

  • Editor : Sarah Thompson
  • Page size : 350 mm x 250 mm (portrait)
  • Binding : cloth (hardback)
  • Contents :
    • The complete full orchestral scores, re-originated in their entirety, of Elgar's three wartime recitations (Carillon,Voix dans le desert and Le Drapeau Belge) and the song-cycle Fringes of Fleet (including Inside the Bar);
    • Elgar's arrangements with piano accompaniment of all of these works;
    • The full texts as printed in the vocal scores, with editorial amendments, of the poems by Emile Cammaerts, Rudyard Kipling and Gilbert Parker set by Elgar;
    • A scholarly foreword recording the history of Elgar's composition of the works;
    • A comparative description of all known source material;
    • A comprehensive commentary detailing editorial decisions and amendments;
    • An appendix containing Elgar's sketches for two further, unfinished songs in the Fringes of the Fleet cycle;
    • A range of facsimiles illustrating significant features of the work's development.

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