Edward Elgar: Enigma Variations (Arranger: George Morton)

Edward Elgar Enigma Variations
Enigma Variations

Edward Elgar: Enigma Variations (Arranger: George Morton)

Opus:
op. 36
Year of composition:
1898/1899
Scored for:
for ensemble or chamber orchestra
Composer:
Edward Elgar
Arranger:
George Morton (2016)
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:
flute
oboe
clarinet in Bb
bassoon
1st horn in F
2nd horn in F
trumpet
trombone
percussion
piano
1st violin
2nd violin
viola
violoncello
double bass
Duration:
32’
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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

Edward Elgar: Enigma Variations

score
for ensemble or chamber orchestra , 32’
Instr.: 1 1 1 1 - 2 1 1 0 - perc, pno, str (min. 1 1 1 1 1, max. 6 5 4 3 2)

Next performances

02 Feb

Enigma Variations

Auditori, Valencia (ES)

World première

Location:
Exeter
Date:
22.06.2016
Orchestra:
The Amadeus Ensemble
Conductor:
George Morton

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