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Catalogue No: NOV170316R
Shop Product Code: 027167F
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ISBN: 9780853608981
0007950403226

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Department: Vocal & Opera - Medium Voices

Instrumentation: Medium Voice, Piano

Publisher: Novello

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An Elgar song album for medium voice and piano.

Elgar was pre-eminently the composer of large forms. Complex, lengthy development of musical ideas was for him a measure of genius. His songs, with the exception of the orchestral cycle Sea Pictures, were not often the vehicles for his most striking ideas.
Paradoxically, he was also bedevilled by a fine literally taste. He once told a friend that he felt it better to set the best second-rate poetry to music, for the most immortal verse is music already. Some of his songs are therefore settings of poets now all but forgotten, such as Arthur Salmon and Gilbert Parker: to their verse his music might make a vital addition.
Elgar's songs offer authentic Edwardian reflections which we can value now in their own terms. These songs are full of echoes of a master's thoughts - and especially in the songs written for the stage - flashes of his genius.

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Contents
A Child Asleep
In Moonlight (based On Canto Popolare)
Modest And Fair
My Old Tunes
O Soft Was The Song Op. 59 No. 3
Pleading Op. 48 No. 1
Still To Be Neat
The Blue-eyes Fairy
The River No. 2
The Torch Op. 60 No. 1
There Are Seven That Pull The Thread (From Grania And Diarmid)
To The Children
Twilight No. 6
Was It Some Golden Star? No. 5
  

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