Elgar Complete Edition

Volume 1
The Early Cantatas:
The Black Knight; The Banner of St.George

Series I : Choral Works

Publication Plan

  • Projected publication date : 2020
  • Publisher : Elgar Works
  • ISBN : 978-1-904856-01-6 (hardback)

Detailed Description

  • Editor : Iain Quinn
  • Page size : 350 mm x 250 mm (portrait)
  • Binding : cloth (hardback)
  • Contents :
    • The complete full scores, re-originated in their entirety, of The Black Knight and The Banner of St.George
    • Elgar's part-song and small orchestra arrangement of The Black Knight;
    • Elgar's two arrangements for unison chorus of 'It comes from the misty ages' from The Banner of St George;
    • 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 any surviving material for Elgar's projected cantata The High Tide;
    • A range of facsimiles illustrating significant features of each works' development;
    • The composer's notes recording the forces required for each work;
    • The full libretti as printed in the vocal scores, with editorial amendments.

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