Elgar Complete Edition

Volume 11
Sacred Music with Orchestra

Series I : Choral Works

Publication Plan

  • Projected publication date : 2024
  • Publisher : Elgar Works
  • ISBN : 978-1-904856-11-5 (hardback)

Detailed Description

  • Editor : Philip Lancaster
  • Page size : 350 mm x 250 mm (portrait)
  • Binding : cloth (hardback)
  • Contents :
    • The complete full scores, re-originated in their entirety, of Elgar's four major works for church service in their settings with piano accompaniment: :
      • Te Deum and Benedictus Op.34;
      • O Hearken Thou (Intende voci orationis meae) Op.64;
      • Great is the Lord (Psalm 48) Op.67;
      • Give unto the Lord (Psalm 29) Op.74;
    • plus the composer's orchestral setting of Ecce sacerdos magnus;
    • An appendix containing all known sketches and fragments of sacred works for orchestra or for strings and organ : Introduction to an unidentified anthem; Benedictus sit deus pater; Hymn to the Creator;
    • 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;
    • A range of facsimiles illustrating significant features of the work's development;
    • Composer's note recording the forces required;
    • The full libretti as printed in the vocal scores, with editorial amendments.

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