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Edward Elgar

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A Child Asleep (arr. Donald Fraser) (1)
A Voice in the Wilderness, op.77 (1)
A War Song (Hayward), op.5 (1)
Adagio cantabile 'Mrs Winslow's Soothing Syrup' (1)
Adieu (arr. for Orchestra) (1)
Adieu (3)
Air de ballet (1)
Andante and Allegro for oboe and string trio (1)
Andante con variazioni 'Eversham Andante' (1)
Angelus (1)
Arthur: complete incidental music (1)
As I laye a-thynkynge (1)
A singing quadrille (1)
As torrents in summer (4)
Bavarian Dances, op.27 (3) (arr. for brass band) (1)
Bavarian Dances, op.27 (3) (8)
Beau Brummel (1)
Blumine (polka) (1)
Cantique, op.3 (4)
Canto Popolare 'In moonlight' (4)
Canto Popolare (arr. Elgar for small orchestra) (1)
Canto Popolare (arr. J Milone) (1)
Caractacus, op.35 (7)
Carillon, op.75 (4)
Carissima (10)
Cello Concerto in E minor, op.85 (arr. for viola by Lionel Tertis and D A Carpenter) (1)
Cello Concerto in E minor, op.85 (82)
» IV
Chanson de Matin, op.15 no.2 (arr. Bateman) (1)
Chanson de Matin, op.15 no.2 (arr. D Sosin) (1)
Chanson de Matin, op.15 no.2 (arr. H Brewer) (3)
Chanson de Matin, op.15 no.2 (arr. Sanjay Manohar for choir) (1)
Chanson de Matin, op.15 no.2 (arr. Stephen Roberts) (1)
Chanson de Matin, op.15 no.2 (arr. W H Reed) (2)
Chanson de Matin, op.15 no.2 (32)
Chanson de Nuit, op.15 no.1 (arr. H Brewer) (2)
Chanson de Nuit, op.15 no.1 (arr. W H Reed) (2)
Chanson de Nuit, op.15 no.1 (26)
Chantant (1)
Chanting (1)
Characteristic Pieces (3), op.10 (9)
Civic Fanfare (3)
Clapham Town End (1)
Cockaigne Overture 'In London Town', op.40 (30)
Concert Allegro, op.41 (2)
Concert Allegro, op.46 (3)
Coronation March, op.32 (arr. Herbert Brewer for organ) (1)
Coronation March, op.32 (3)
Coronation March, op.65 (4)
Coronation Ode, op.44 (5)
Credo in E minor (1)
Dances (4) (1)
Death on the Hills, op.72 (3)
Die junge Kokette (The young flirt) (1)
Douce pensee 'Rosemary' (1)
Dream Children, op.43 (15)
Dream Suite, op.43 (1)
Dry those fair, those crystal eyes (1)
Duett for trombone and double bass (1)
Duetto (1)
Ecce sacerdos magnus (3)
Elegy for strings, op.58 (19)
Empire March (arr. Tom Winpenny for organ) (1)
Empire March (3)
Enfants d'un reve (Dream Children), op.43 (1)
Enigma Variations, op.36 (trans. for organ) (6)
» Nimrod
Enigma Variations, op.36 (version for piano) (3)
Enigma Variations, op.36 (113)
Enigma Variations: Nimrod (arr. Eric Ball) (1)
Evening Scene (2)
Falstaff: Symphonic Study in C minor, op.68 (trans. Sigfrid Karg-Elert) (1)
Falstaff: Symphonic Study in C minor, op.68 (15)
Fantasy and Fugue in C minor, op.86 (after J S Bach BWV537) (2)
Fear not, O Land (2)
Follow the Colours (2)
Fringes of the Fleet (1)
Froissart: Overture, op.19 (13)
Fugue in D minor for oboe and violin (1)
Gavotte (transcr. by Edwin H Lemare for organ) (1)
Give unto the Lord, op.74 (14)
Go, song of mine, op.57 (6)
God be merciful unto us, and bless us (Psalm 67) (1)
Good Morrow (1)
Grania and Diarmid, op.42: Funeral March (3)
Grania and Diarmid, op.42: Incidental Music (5)
Great is the Lord, op.67 (8)
Griffinesque (2)
Harmony Music no.1 (1)
Harmony Music no.2 (1)
Harmony Music no.3 (1)
Harmony Music no.4 (1)
Harmony Music no.5 (1)
Hear thy children, gentle Jesus (Drakes Broughton) (2)
Helcia (polka) (1)
How Calmly the Evening (1)
I Sing the Birth (2)
Imperial March in B flat major, op.32 (arr. George Martin for organ) (6)
Imperial March in B flat major, op.32 (trans. organ) (4)
Imperial March in B flat major, op.32 (10)
Impromptu (1)
Improvisation no.2 in G minor (1)
Improvisation no.5 in D minor (1)
Improvisations (5) (1)
In Smyrna (4)
Inside the Bar (1)
Intermezzi (5) (1)
In the South (Alassio), op.50 (transcr. Jonathan Hope) (1)
In the South (Alassio), op.50 (19)
Introduction and Allegro for strings, op.47 (37)
Is she not passing fair (2)
Kindly do not SMOKE (1)
L'Assomoir (The bludgeon) (1)
La Blonde (polka) (1)
La Brunette (1)
La Capricieuse, op.17 (arr. Heifetz) (1)
La Capricieuse, op.17 (24)
Land of Hope and Glory (arr. K Bender as 'Klange der Freude') (1)
Laura Valse (1)
Le Drapeau Belge, op.79 (2)
Lieder (7) (3)
Light of the World (1)
Light out of Darkness (1)
Lo! Christ the Lord is born (2)
Lux aeterna (arr. from Enigma Variations: Nimrod) (1)
Lux aeterna (2)
March in D major (1)
Maud (polka) (1)
May Song (9)
Mazurka, op.10 no.1 (2)
Menuetto (1)
Mina (3)
Minuet, op.21 (3)
Mot d'amour, op.13 no.1 (2)
Motets (3), op.2 (7)
Movements (3) for Piano Trio (2)
Muleteer's Serenade (1)
Nelly (polka) (1)
Nursery Suite (10)
O Mightiest of the Mighty (1)
O Salutaris hostia no.1 (3)
O Salutaris hostia no.2 (1)
O Salutaris hostia no.3 (1)
O Salutaris hostia (3)
Offertoire, op.11 (arr. FL Schneider) (1)
Offertoire, op.11 (2)
O hearken Thou, op.64 (6)
Organ Sonata no.1, op.28 (arr. Hans Kunstovny for string orchestra) (1)
Organ Sonata no.1, op.28 (arr. for orchestra) (2)
Organ Sonata no.1, op.28 (16)
» I
Organ Sonata no.2 in B flat major, op.87b (3)
Organ Sonata no.2, op.87a (4)
Overture in D minor, arr. from Handel's 'Chandos Anthem no.2' (1)
Pageant of Empire (1)
Paris (1)
Part-Songs (2), op.26 (1)
Part-Songs (2), op.71 (1)
Part-Songs (2), op.73 (4)
Part-Songs (3), op.18 (11)
Part-Songs (4), op.53 (8)
Pastourelle, op.4 no.2 (1)
Piano Concerto, op.90 (fragment: slow movement) (1)
Piano Quintet in A minor, op.84 (orch. Donald Fraser) (1)
Piano Quintet in A minor, op.84 (14)
Pieces (2), op.13 (2)
Pieces (3), op.4 (6)
Pleading, op.48 no.1 (arr. Donald Fraser) (1)
Pleading, op.48 no.1 (8)
Polonia, op.76 (6)
Pomp and Circumstance Marches (6), op.39 (trans. David Owen Norris) (1)
Pomp and Circumstance March no.1 in D major, op.39 no.1 (arr Edwin Lemare) (3)
Pomp and Circumstance March no.1 in D major, op.39 no.1 (trans. organ) (3)
Pomp and Circumstance March no.1 in D major, op.39 no.1 (59)
Pomp and Circumstance March no.2 in A minor, op.39 no.2 (arr. Evans) (1)
Pomp and Circumstance March no.2 in A minor, op.39 no.2 (16)
Pomp and Circumstance March no.3 in C minor, op.39 no.3 (18)
Pomp and Circumstance March no.4 in G major, op.39 no.4 (arr. for brass band) (1)
Pomp and Circumstance March no.4 in G major, op.39 no.4 (arr. for organ) (1)
Pomp and Circumstance March no.4 in G major, op.39 no.4 (29)
Pomp and Circumstance March no.5 in C major, op.39 no.5 (arr. Higgins) (1)
Pomp and Circumstance March no.5 in C major, op.39 no.5 (arr. for brass band) (1)
Pomp and Circumstance March no.5 in C major, op.39 no.5 (18)
Pomp and Circumstance March no.6, op.39 (completed and orch. by A Payne) (2)
Pomp and Circumstance (1)
Presto (2)
Promenades (6) (1)
Queen Alexandra Memorial Ode 'So many Princesses who have gone' (arr. A Payne) (1)
Queen Alexandra Memorial Ode 'So many Princesses who have gone' (arr. Higgins) (1)
Queen Alexandra Memorial Ode (1)
Queen Mary's Lute Song (arr. Donald Fraser) (1)
Queen Mary's Song (1)
Romance, op.1 (2)
Romance, op.62 (arr. Parkin for solo cello and string quintet) (1)
Romance, op.62 (12)
Rosemary (4)
Salut d'amour, op.12 'Liebesgruss' (version for Violin and Piano) (3)
Salut d'amour, op.12 (arr. Levine Andrade) (1)
Salut d'amour, op.12 (arr. for Bassoon and Piano) (1)
Salut d'amour, op.12 (arr. for brass) (1)
Salut d'amour, op.12 (arr. for saxophone quartet) (1)
Salut d'amour, op.12 (67)
Sancte Deus (Nimrod) (1)
Scenes from the Bavarian Highlands, op.27 (6)
Scenes from the Saga of King Olaf, op.30 (5)
Sea Pictures (arr. for choir by Donald Fraser) (1)
Sea Pictures, op.37 (22)
Seek ye him that maketh the seven stars (1)
Serenade for Strings in E minor, op.20 (arr. Matthew Knight for brass septet) (1)
Serenade for Strings in E minor, op.20 (arr. for piano) (1)
Serenade for Strings in E minor, op.20 (piano duet) (1)
Serenade for Strings in E minor, op.20 (38)
Serenade lyrique (4)
Serenade (6)
Severn Suite, op.87 (arr. Cull for organ) (2)
Severn Suite, op.87 (arr. Geehl) (1)
Severn Suite, op.87 (8)
Sevillana (2)
Skizze (3)
Smoking Cantata (1)
Soliloquy (arr. Gordon Jacob) (1)
Soliloquy (1)
Sonatina (1889) (2)
Sonatina (1931) (1)
Sonatina in G major (2)
Song Cycle, op.59 (7)
Songs (2), op.41 (4)
Songs (2), op.71 (1)
Songs (2), op.73 (1)
Songs (3), op.16 (3)
Sospiri, op.70 (arr. Violin and Piano) (2)
Sospiri, op.70 (23)
Spanish Serenade, op.23 (1)
Speak, my Heart! (1)
Starlight Express: Suite, op.78 (1)
String Quartet in E minor, op.83 (arr. David Matthews for string orchestra) (1)
String Quartet in E minor, op.83 (9)
Sursum Corda, op.11 (7)
Suspire, op.70 (1)
Symphony no.1 in A flat major, op.55 (arr. for piano by Karg-Elert) (1)
Symphony no.1 in A flat major, op.55 (31)
Symphony no.2 in E flat major, op.63 (26)
Symphony no.3, op.88 (elaborated A Payne) (7)
Tantum ergo (1)
Te Deum and Benedictus, op.34 (6)
The Apostles, op.49 (12)
The Banner of Saint George, op.33 (2)
The Black Knight, op.25 (1)
The Crown of India (with narration), op.66 (orch. A Payne) (1)
The Crown of India, op.66 (orch. A Payne) (1)
The Crown of India, op.66 (2)
» March
The Crown of India: Interlude, op.66 (1)
The Crown of India: Suite, op.66 (2)
The Dream of Gerontius, op.38 (30)
» Kyrie
The Fringes of the Fleet (2)
The King's Way (2)
The Kingdom, op.51 (9)
The Light of Life, op.29 'Lux Christi' (5)
The Millwheel: Winter (1)
The Music Makers, op.69 (8)
The Pipes of Pan (4)
The Prince of Sleep (2)
The River, op.60 no.2 (5)
The Sanguine Fan, op.81 (6)
The Self-Banished (1875) (1)
The Shepherd's Song (1)
The Spanish Lady, op.89 (2)
The Spanish Lady: Suite, op.89 (4)
The Spirit of England, op.80 (8)
The Starlight Express, op.78 (2)
The Starlight Express: Incidental music, op.78 (1)
The Torch, op.60 no.1 (2)
The Valentine (1)
The Wand of Youth Suite no.1, op.1a (arr. for brass band) (1)
The Wand of Youth Suite no.1, op.1a (excerpts) (1)
The Wand of Youth Suite no.1, op.1a (9)
The Wand of Youth Suite no.2, op.1b (excerpts) (1)
The Wand of Youth Suite no.2, op.1b (17)
» March
The Wind at Dawn (2)
The Windlass Song (1)
They are at rest (8)
To her beneath whose steadfast star (3)
Une Voix dans le Desert, op.77 (2)
Very Easy Melodious Exercises in the First Position (6), op.22 (1)
Vesper Voluntaries, op.14 (7)
Violin Concerto in B minor, op.61 (abridged) (2)
Violin Concerto in B minor, op.61 (excerpts) (1)
Violin Concerto in B minor, op.61 (35)
Violin Sonata in E minor, op.82 (27)
Waltz (1)
Weary Wind of the West (1)
With Proud Thanksgiving (arr. Winterbottom) (1)
With Proud Thanksgiving (1)

Sir Edward William Elgar, 1st Baronet, OM, GCVO (2 June 1857 – 23 February 1934) was an English composer, many of whose works have entered the British and international classical concert repertoire. Among his best-known compositions are orchestral works including the Enigma Variations, the Pomp and Circumstance Marches, concertos for violin and cello, and two symphonies. He also composed choral works, including The Dream of Gerontius, chamber music and songs. He was appointed Master of the King's Musick in 1924.

Although Elgar is often regarded as a typically English composer, most of his musical influences were not from England but from continental Europe. He felt himself to be an outsider, not only musically, but socially. In musical circles dominated by academics, he was a self-taught composer; in Protestant Britain, his Roman Catholicism was regarded with suspicion in some quarters; and in the class-conscious society of Victorian and Edwardian Britain, he was acutely sensitive about his humble origins even after he achieved recognition. He nevertheless married the daughter of a senior British army officer. She inspired him both musically and socially, but he struggled to achieve success until his forties, when after a series of moderately successful works his Enigma Variations (1899) became immediately popular in Britain and overseas. He followed the Variations with a choral work, The Dream of Gerontius (1900), based on a Roman Catholic text that caused some disquiet in the Anglican establishment in Britain, but it became, and has remained, a core repertory work in Britain and elsewhere. His later full-length religious choral works were well received but have not entered the regular repertory. The first of his Pomp and Circumstance Marches (1901) is well known in the English-speaking world.

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