Edward Elgar

Edward Elgar Music Recordings and Sheet Music

  • Born
    2nd June 1857
  • Died
    23rd February 1934
  • Birthplace
    Lower Broadheath, outside Worcester, England

Sir Edward William Elgar 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.

Title Form Instrument Ratings
The Banner of St. George, Op.33 Ballade Choir and Orchestra
The Sanguine Fan, Op.81 Ballet Orchestra
Caractacus, Op.35 Cantata Voice(s) and Orchestra
From the Bavarian Highlands, Op.27 Cantata Choir and Orchestra
Scenes from the Saga of King Olaf, Op.30 Cantata Voice(s) and Orchestra
The Apostles, Op.49 Cantata Voice(s) and Orchestra
The Black Knight, Op.25 Cantata Choir and Orchestra
The Music Makers, Op.69 Cantata Voice(s) and Orchestra
The Spirit of England, Op.80 Cantata Voice(s) and Orchestra
How Calmly the Evening Chorale Choir
Weary Wind of the West Chorale Choir
Cello Concerto in E minor, Op. 85 Concerto Cello
Violin Concerto, Op.61 Concerto Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra
Salut d'amour, Op. 12 Duet Solo Instrument and Piano
Falstaff, Op.68 Etude Orchestra
Very Easy Melodious Exercises in the First Position, Op.22 Etude Solo Instrument and Piano
Elegy, Op.58 Funeral Music String Orchestra
Gavotte Gavotte Solo Instrument and Piano
Coronation March, Op.65 March Orchestra
Imperial March, Op.32 March Orchestra