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Elgar conducts Elgar

The complete recordings 1914 -1925 in new digital transfers from Elgar’s own record library

Charles Mott (baritone), Henry Ainley (speaker), Agnes Nicholls (soprano), Marie Hall (violin), Beatrice Harrison (cello), Leila Megane (contralto)

The Symphony Orchestra & Royal Albert Hall Orchestra

Superb repackaging of Elgar's earliest recordings, before he re-made many works electrically. Sound is limited, but the music-making wonderfully evokes a vanished era. More…

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Contents

Elgar: Carissima

Work length3:48
$1.00
$1.30
  • Symphony Orchestra
  • Sir Edward Elgar
  • Recorded: 21 January 1914

Elgar: The Sanguine Fan, Op. 81

Work length4:28
$1.00
$1.30
  • Symphony Orchestra
  • Sir Edward Elgar
  • Recorded: 24 February 1920

The Sanguine Fan, Op. 81: Moderato, Maestoso

Track length4:28
$1.00
$1.30

Elgar: Fringes of the Fleet

Work length14:31
$4.00
$5.20
  • Charles Mott (baritone), Frederick Henry (baritone), Frederick Stewart (baritone), Harry Barratt (baritone)
  • Symphony Orchestra
  • Sir Edward Elgar
  • Recorded: 4 July 1917

No. 1. The Lowestoft Boat

Track length3:51
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No. 2. Fate's Discourtesy

Track length3:59
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No. 3. Submarines

Track length3:07
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No. 4. The Sweepers

Track length3:34
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$1.30

Elgar: The Fringes of the Fleet: No. 5. Inside the Bar (version for unaccompanied 4 baritones)

Work length3:08
$1.00
$1.30
  • Charles Mott (baritone), Frederick Henry (baritone), Frederick Stewart (baritone), Harry Barratt (baritone)
  • Recorded: 27 July 1917

Elgar: Carillon, Op. 75

Work length7:06
$2.00
$2.60
  • Henry Ainley (narrator)
  • Symphony Orchestra
  • Sir Edward Elgar
  • Recorded: 29 January 1915

Elgar: Polonia

Work length8:20
$2.00
$2.60
  • Symphony Orchestra
  • Sir Edward Elgar
  • Recorded: 22 May 1919

Elgar: Starlight Express, Op. 78

Work length30:05
$8.00
$10.40
  • Charles Mott (baritone), Agnes Nicholls (soprano)
  • Symphony Orchestra
  • Sir Edward Elgar
  • Recorded: 18 February 1916

Act I: To the Children: O children, open your arms to me

Track length4:34
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Act II: Come Little Winds: Wake up you little night winds

Track length2:45
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Act II: The Pine Forest: The Sun has Gone, "Curfew Song"

Track length4:43
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Act II: I'm ev'rywhere: I'm ev'rywhere, "Laughter Song"

Track length2:19
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Act II: The Blue-eyed Fairy: There's a fairy that hides in the beautiful eyes …

Track length3:15
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Act II: O, stars shine brightly: First to appear was the Laugher

Track length3:45
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Act III: My Old Tunes: My old tunes are rather broken

Track length4:23
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Act III: Hearts must be soft shiny dressed

Track length4:21
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Elgar: Cockaigne Overture, Op. 40 'In London Town'

Work length4:12
$1.00
$1.30
  • Symphony Orchestra
  • Sir Edward Elgar
  • Recorded: 28 February 1917

Cockaigne, Op. 40, "In London Town": Overture

Track length4:12
$1.00
$1.30

Elgar: In the South (Alassio), Op. 50

Work length16:04
$4.00
$5.15
  • Royal Albert Hall Orchestra
  • Sir Edward Elgar
  • Recorded: 30 December 1921 / 26 October 1923

Elgar: Violin Concerto in B minor, Op. 61

Work length16:02
$4.00
$5.20
  • Marie Pauline Hall (violin)
  • Symphony Orchestra
  • Sir Edward Elgar
  • Recorded: 16 December 1916

I. Allegro

Track length4:03
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II. Andante

Track length4:09
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III. Cadenza (accompagnata: Lento)

Track length3:49
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III. Allegro molto

Track length4:01
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Elgar: Cello Concerto in E minor, Op. 85

Work length16:10
$4.00
$5.20
  • Beatrice Harrison (cello)
  • Symphony Orchestra
  • Sir Edward Elgar
  • Recorded: 22 December 1919

I. Adagio - Moderato

Track length4:10
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II. Lento - Allegro molto

Track length3:52
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III. Adagio

Track length4:00
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IV. Allegro - Moderato - Allegro ma non troppo

Track length4:08
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Elgar: Salut d'amour, Op. 12

Work length3:51
$1.00
$1.30
  • Symphony Orchestra
  • Sir Edward Elgar
  • Recorded: 26 June 1914

Salut d'amour, Op. 12 (version for orchestra)

Track length3:51
$1.00
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Elgar: Chanson de Nuit, Op. 15 No. 1

Work length4:10
$1.00
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  • Symphony Orchestra
  • Sir Edward Elgar
  • Recorded: 22 May 1919

Elgar: Scenes from the Saga of King Olaf

Work length3:23
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  • Royal Albert Hall Orchestra
  • Sir Edward Elgar
  • Recorded: 07 December 1921

Scenes from the Saga of King Olaf, Op. 30: A Little Bird in the Air

Track length3:23
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Excerpt, Elgar: The Dream of Gerontius, Op. 38

Work length4:40
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$1.30
  • Symphony Orchestra
  • Sir Edward Elgar
  • Recorded: 28 February 1917

The Dream of Gerontius, Op. 38: Prelude - Angel's Farewell

Track length4:40
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Elgar: The Light of Life, Op. 29 'Lux Christi'

Work length4:50
$1.00
$1.30
  • Royal Albert Hall Orchestra
  • Sir Edward Elgar
  • Recorded: April 1925

The Light of Life, Op. 29: Meditation

Track length4:50
$1.00
$1.30

Elgar: Sea Pictures, Op. 37

Work length18:04
$5.00
$6.50
  • Leila Megane (contralto)
  • Symphony Orchestra
  • Sir Edward Elgar
  • Recorded: 10 November 1922 / 8 January 1923

No. 1. Sea Slumber-Song

Track length4:07
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No. 2. In Haven (Capri)

Track length1:39
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No. 3. Sabbath Morning at Sea

Track length4:50
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No. 4. Where Corals Lie

Track length2:49
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No. 5. The Swimmer

Track length4:39
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Elgar: Enigma Variations, Op. 36

Work length26:19
$15.00
$19.50
  • Royal Albert Hall Orchestra
  • Sir Edward Elgar
  • Recorded: 11 May 1921

Theme: Andante

Track length1:24
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Variation 1: C. A. E. (The Composer's Wife)

Track length1:51
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Variation 2: H. D. S-P. (Hew David Steuart-Powell)

Track length0:41
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Variation 3: R. B. T. (Richard Baxter Townshend)

Track length1:17
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Variation 4: W. M. B. (William Meath Baker)

Track length0:32
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Variation 5: R. P. A. (Richard Penrose Arnold)

Track length1:59
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Variation 6: Ysobel (Isabel Fitton)

Track length1:23
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Variation 7: Troyte (Troyte Griffith)

Track length0:59
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Variation 8: W. N. (Winifred Norbury)

Track length1:32
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Variation 9: Nimrod (A. J. Jaeger)

Track length1:51
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Variation 10: Intermezzo: Dorabella (Dora Penny)

Track length2:19
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Variation 11: G. R. S. (George Robertson Sinclair)

Track length0:50
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Variation 12: B. G. N. (Basil G. Nevinson)

Track length2:37
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Variation 13: Romanza: *** (Lady Mary Lygon)

Track length2:20
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Variation 14: Finale: E. D. U. (The Composer)

Track length4:44
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Excerpt, Elgar: Pomp and Circumstance Marches Nos. 1-5, Op. 39

Work length8:25
$2.00
$2.60
  • Symphony Orchestra
  • Sir Edward Elgar
  • Recorded: 26 June 1914

No. 1 in D major

Track length4:32
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No. 4 in G major

Track length3:53
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$1.30

Elgar: Bavarian Dances (3)

Work length9:46
$3.00
$3.90
  • Symphony Orchestra
  • Sir Edward Elgar
  • Recorded: 26 June 1914

No. 1. The Dance: Allegro giocoso

Track length3:08
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No. 2. Lullaby: Moderato

Track length3:39
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No. 3. The Marksman: Allegro vivace

Track length2:59
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Elgar: Fantasia & Fugue in C minor, Op. 86 (after Bach, BWV 537)

Work length7:59
$2.00
$2.60
  • Royal Albert Hall Orchestra
  • Sir Edward Elgar
  • Recorded: 7 December 1921

Fantasia

Track length4:32
$1.00
$1.30

Fugue

Track length3:27
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$1.30

Elgar: Handel - Overture in D minor (arr. from Chandos Anthem No. 2)

Work length4:32
$1.00
$1.30
  • Symphony Orchestra
  • Sir Edward Elgar
  • Recorded: 26 October 1923

Elgar: The Wand of Youth Suite No. 1, Op. 1a

Work length9:45
$5.00
$6.50
  • Symphony Orchestra
  • Sir Edward Elgar
  • Recorded: 22 May 1919

I. Overture

Track length1:19
$1.00
$1.30

II. Serenade

Track length2:05
$1.00
$1.30

IV. Sun Dance

Track length1:50
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$1.30

V. Fairy Pipers

Track length2:40
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VII. Fairies and Giants

Track length1:51
$1.00
$1.30

Elgar: The Wand of Youth Suite No. 2, Op. 1b

Work length8:42
$5.00
$6.50
  • Symphony Orchestra
  • Sir Edward Elgar
  • Recorded: 22 May 1919

I. March

Track length1:55
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II. The Little Bells

Track length1:51
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III. Moths and Butterflies

Track length1:17
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V. The Tame Bear

Track length1:47
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VI. The Wild Bears

Track length1:52
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The Wand of Youth Suite No. 1, Op. 1a

Work length7:38
$4.00
$5.20
  • Recorded: 22 May 1919

I. Overture

Track length1:21
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$1.30

IV. Sun Dance

Track length1:51
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V. Fairy Pipers

Track length2:34
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$1.30

VII. Fairies and Giants

Track length1:52
$1.00
$1.30

The Wand of Youth Suite No. 2, Op. 1b

Work length3:20
$2.00
$2.60
  • Recorded: 22 May 1919

I. March

Track length1:56
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III. Moths and Butterflies

Track length1:24
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$1.30

Elgar: Symphony No. 2 in E flat major, Op. 63

Work length45:43
$11.00
$14.15
  • Royal Albert Hall Orchestra
  • Sir Edward Elgar
  • Recorded: 5 and 20 March 1924 / 16 April 1925

I. Allegro vivace e nobilmente

Track length13:32
$3.00
$3.85

II. Larghetto

Track length12:12
$3.00
$3.85

III. Rondo

Track length7:41
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$2.60

IV. Moderato e maestoso

Track length12:18
$3.00
$3.85