Elgar Complete Edition

Volume 40
Severn Suite (brass band arrangement);
Civic Fanfare; Music for Various Ensembles

Series V : Instrumental Music

Publication Plan

  • Projected publication date : 2024
  • Publisher : Elgar Works
  • ISBN : 978-1-904856-40-5 (hardback)

Detailed Description

  • Editor : Philip Maund
  • Page size : 350 mm x 250 mm (portrait)
  • Binding : cloth (hardback)
  • Contents :
    • The complete scores, re-originated in their entirety, of :
      • the Severn Suite in its original arrangement for brass band by the composer;
      • arrangements for brass of two chorales from Bach's St Matthew Passion;
      • the Duett for trombone and double bass;
      • the Memorial chimes for a carillon (Loughborough memorial chimes) and the Obbligato for a carillon (accompaniment to 'Land of Hope and Glory' for the Ottawa carillon);
      • the Romance for Bassoon in Elgar's own arrangement for bassoon and piano;
      • The Soliloquy for Oboe in Elgar's preliminary arrangement for oboe and piano;
      • the composer's various arrangements of 'Christmas pieces' for flute and string quartet and his 'Christy Minstrels' arrangements for flute, cornet, tambourine and strings;
      • his Laudate for flute, oboe, clarinet and organ, his Intonation No.2 for 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets and strings, and his Fugue in D minor for oboe and violin;
      • his piano accompaniment to C.W.Buck's Melody;
      • arrangements for varying chamber ensembles of five works by other composers;
    • An appendix containing all known sketches and unfinished works for miscellaneous wind and strings chamber ensembles;
    • 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 works' development.

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