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ELGAR COMPLETE EDITION
Volume 37
Music for Violin


The Elgar Society Edition Ltd is pleased to announce the imminent publication of a further volume in the Elgar Complete Edition - Volume 37: Music for Violin. With an official publication date of 2 June 2007, the 150th anniversary of Elgar's birth, the volume is now in the final stages of production and will be available for shipping in the next 2-3 weeks.

     It is now two years since the last volume in the Edition - Volume 18: The Crown of India - appeared, far longer than we anticipated or would have wished. But Volume 37 has proved challenging and notches up a succession of `firsts':

-     it is, at 352 pages, by some way the longest of the volumes so far published and, we anticipate, will prove to be one of the longest in the 43-volume Edition;
-     it also contains by far the greatest number of works - 37 completed compositions, including the Violin Sonata, and an Appendix of 31 sketches, fragments and substantial but unfinished works - posing new challenges of presentation and standardisation;
-     it is the first volume to be published under the General Editorship of John Pickard, academic, composer and an expert on Elgar's music, with Robert Anderson, the former General Editor becoming the Chairman of the Elgar Society Edition;
-     it is the first volume in which the musical scores have been re-originated in their entirety, attaining much higher standards of clarity and consistency of appearance.

     The Volume is edited by Clive Brown, Professor of Music at Leeds University and an acknowledged expert on violin technique with a number of authoritative publications to his name. He brings a unique insight to the progressive development of Elgar's compositional style for the violin throughout his career, from his Romance opus 1 to the late Violin Sonata.

     All in all, a volume which, both in academic terms and production values, we consider to be superior to all previously published volumes in the Edition and sets the standard for volumes to come. Despite this, the price has been held at 85 per copy, considerably less than that of comparable volumes in other composer editions, with substantial savings possible for those who subscribe to the Edition on a regular basis. The Volume, which comes complete with the customary apparatus of detailed source descriptions, commentaries and an introductory foreword, can be obtained through all good book stores and specialist music shops, or directly from the publisher. For details, visit the How to Purchase page.

Publication History

  • Publication date : 2 June 2007
  • Publisher : ElgarWorks
  • ISBN : 978-1-904856-37-5
  • Availability : in print

Detailed Description

  • Editor : Clive Brown
  • Number of pages : xxvi + 326
  • Size : 250mm x 350mm
  • Binding : cloth (hardback)
  • Illustrations : 5 (monochrome)
  • Contents :
    • 23 original works for violin & piano : Reminiscences; Romance Op.1; Allegretto on a theme of five notes G-E-D-G-E; Une Idylle; Pastourelle; Virelai; Gavotte; Salut d'Amour; Mot d'Amour; Bizarrerie; La Capricieuse; Very Easy Melodious Exercises in the First Position; Chanson de Nuit; Chanson de Matin; Sérénade Lyrique; May Song; Mazurka; Offertoire (Andante Religioso); Canto popolare (from In the South); Carissima; Sospiri; Rosemary; Sonata Op.82;
    • 2 arrangements for violin & piano : Petite Reine, Berceuse; Kreutzer Studies nos. 2, 8 and 13;
    • 6 works for solo violin : Studies nos.1 (Adagio in C major) & 2 (Allegro in C major); Studies in A major and in D minor; Études caractéristiques; Two exercises for the 3rd and 4th fingers; Two exercises (for position changing); Exercise (in the 7th position); Four scale exercises; Exercise (for 1st finger in 2nd position); Four exercises in A flat);
    • 37 sketches and unfinished works : Caprice for solo violin in A major; Chordal passage for solo violin, ‘E to A'; Piece for violin and piano in G major; Piece for violin and piano in B flat major; Piece for violin and piano in G minor; Piece for (?solo) violin in E minor; Piece for violin and piano in C minor9; Gavotte for violin (?and piano); Piece for (?solo) violin in D minor; Caprice for solo violin in B minor; Allegro for (?solo) violin in A minor; Gavotte for (?solo) violin in A minor; Allegro for (?solo) violin in G minor; Piece for violin (?and piano) in E minor; Sonata 1o for violin and piano in C major; (?Sonata) for violin and piano in B flat major; Piece in G minor; `Hungarian' for violin and piano in C major; `Fantasie' for violin and piano in A major/minor; Study for solo violin, for the 3rd and 4th fingers; Piece for violin and piano in D major; Étude Caprice for solo violin in D minor; Piece for violin and piano in G minor; Piece for violin and piano in A minor; Polonaise for violin and piano in F major; Polonaise for violin and piano in D minor; Fantasia on Irish airs in E minor; Piece for violin and piano in E major; Sonata for violin and piano in D minor; Fragment for violin and piano in F major; ‘Easy' pieces for violin and piano);
    • plus Editorial Foreword, Source Description, Critical Commentary and Illustrations.

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