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Chanson de Nuit, Op. 15, No. 1

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Uploaded by: Agnus_Dei (02/23/17)
Composer: Elgar, Edward
Sample Producer: Milan Digital Audio
Sample Set: Salisbury Cathedral Father Willis
Software: Hauptwerk IV
Genre: Romantic
This piece, "Chanson de Nuit" was requested by our member, "choralbass4ft." I had never played it, but I told him that I would try to learn it and the other work in the opus, "Chanson de Matin." He was interested in the registrations that I would use, so, I have included the registrations that I did (txt), as well as two "marked" scores (pdf), and they are attached below.

Denham, these are dedicated to you, and I hope that you find them useful and that you enjoy them. :-)

Sir Edward William Elgar, 1st Baronet OM GCVO (2 June 1857 – 23 February 1934).
Although 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, he was acutely sensitive about his humble origins even after he achieved recognition.

The transcription was done by A. Herbert Brewer. Sir Alfred Herbert Brewer (21 June 1865 – 1 March 1928) was organist of Gloucester Cathedral from 1896 until his death, he contributed a good deal to the Three Choirs Festival for 30 years. Brewer lived in Gloucester his whole life. He was the organist at two of its churches, and also founded the city's choral society in 1905. He had been a Gloucester Cathedral chorister in his boyhood, and began his organ studies there under C. H. Lloyd. He was educated at the Cathedral School, Oxford and at the Royal College of Music. As a composer, Brewer was fairly conservative. His output includes church music of all types, cantatas, songs, instrumental works, and orchestral music. The greater part of his life was devoted to the advancement of the standards of ecclesiastical music.

Photos of Elgar and Brewer are attached below.
Performance: Live
Recorded in: Stereo
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