Elgar Complete Edition

Volume 43
Miscellaneous Sketches

Series VI : Sketches and Fragments

Publication Plan

  • Projected publication date : 2025
  • Publisher : Elgar Works
  • ISBN : 978-1-904856-43-6 (hardback)

Detailed Description

  • Editor : John Norris
  • Page size : 350 mm x 250 mm (portrait)
  • Binding : cloth (hardback)
  • Contents :
    • All surviving sketches and fragments for unspecified orchestral forces including the Humoreske Broadheath, the Moods of Dan, the Allegro Moderato, an Opera in Three Acts, the Tuscan Fantastico in A flat, two Fugal Sketches, a Melody in D, various arrangements and sketches for string quartet, and numerous other unidentified sketches and fragments;
    • an analysis of his assemblage of texts for the libretto of his unfinished oratorio The Last Judgement;
    • 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 all known sketches and unfinished works :
    • A range of facsimiles illustrating significant features of the works' development.

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