Chanson de Matin (Edward Elgar arr. Phillip Littlemore)


Chanson de Matin was originally written for violin ad piano and dates from around the same time as the Enigma Variations. The orchestral version, from which this arrangement is made, was premièred in September 1901 at the Queens Hall, London alongside  its companion piece, Chanson de Nuit.

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Chanson de Matin is typical of Elgar’s wistful style which, despite the title, has come to represent a nostalgic view of his native Worcestershire and the Malvern Hills in particular. Elgar presented his publisher with this work, originally written for violin and piano, shortly after the success of his Enigma Variations. In a note to accompany the score Elgar referred to piece as something he had found and dusted off, and thought it would serve as a suitable companion piece to the Chanson de Nuit, written a few years earlier.

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Dimensions 21 × 29.7 cm

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