Universal Edition - George Morton – Enigma Variations

George Morton

George Morton
Enigma Variations

Opus: op. 36
Year of composition: 1898/1899
Year of arrangement: 2016
Scored for: for ensemble or chamber orchestra
Composer: Edward Elgar
Arranger: George Morton
Instrumentation: 1 1 1 1 - 2 1 1 0 - perc, pno, str(min. 1 1 1 1 1, max. 6 5 4 3 2)
Instrumentation details:
clarinet in Bb
1st horn in F
2nd horn in F
violin I
violin II
double bass
Duration: 32′
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World Première

Location: The Church of St. Stephen Exeter / Great Britain
Date: 22.06.2016
Orchestra: The Amadeus Ensemble
Conductor: George Morton

Work Introduction

The Enigma Variations, Elgar’s intimate portraits of his closest friends, were completed in 1899 and are one of the composer’s most lauded works. This new edition of the Variations is arranged for ensemble or chamber orchestra; with single winds and brass, piano and a small battery of percussion, it works equally as well with either single string or chamber string strength (max 6 5 4 3 2). The orchestration aims to keep the sparkle and warmth of Elgar’s original writing; the music has been adapted to fit a much smaller ensemble whilst still retaining the grandeur of a full symphony orchestra. From the delicate and simple beginnings, to the epic and grand Nimrod and full-throttle finale, this is the perfect edition for smaller ensembles wishing to explore one of the giants of the symphonic repertoire.

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Enigma Variations
  • for ensemble or chamber orchestra
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