Variations on an Original Theme 'Enigma', Op.36 (Elgar, Edward)

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Rgagnaux (2016/10/31)

Performer Pages Orchestre national de France (orchestra)
Pierre Monteux (conductor)
Publisher Info. Paris: Radiodiffusion-télévision française, 1958.
Reissue Schattdorf: Gagnaux Collection
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Misc. Notes Recorded September 21, 1958, Septembre Musical de Montreux, Salle du Pavillon (picture on the right: Pierre Monteux, Paris, mai 1952, extract of a PARISENIMAGES photo, Numéro d'image: 3150-4, Numéro d'inventaire: LIP-2250-001)
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Performer Pages DuPage Symphony Orchestra (orchestra)
Barbara Schubert (conductor)
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Misc. Notes Performed 18 November 2012. From archive.org
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For Piano solo (Elgar)

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Lumineux (2016/7/1)

Performer Pages Peter Bradley-Fulgoni (piano)
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Misc. Notes Recorded June 2016 in St. Paul's Hall, Huddersfield University (Peter Hill, sound engineer)
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Var.IX. Adagio "Nimrod"

For Organ Solo (Gouin)

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Keanur (2014/9/24)

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Publisher Info. Montréal: Les Éditions Outremontaises, 2014
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Rkram53 (2014/9/23)

Performers Richard Kram
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Misc. Notes Playing Moog Etherwave Plus Theremin (over 8DIO Adagietto string samples). Corrected a number of pitches with Waves Tune so I'm putting it under synthesized performance.
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Sheet Music

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Daphnis (2008/11/1)

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Irishmaestro (2008/11/4)

Publisher. Info. London: Novello & Co., 1899.
Reprinted Enigma Variations and Pomp and Circumstance Marches in Full Score
Mineola: Dover Publications, 1992.
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Editor First edition (reprint)
Publisher. Info. London: Novello & Co., 1899.
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Publisher. Info. London: Novello & Co., 1899.
Reprinted New York: Edwin F. Kalmus, n.d.(1956).
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Misc. Notes In the original, many page turnings are at "attacca" between two variations or with very little time for turning the page, now all pages are turned at more sensible spots. Additionally optimized for biggest possible printing size (use "fit to printable area" when printing).
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Arrangements and Transcriptions

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For 2 Pianos (McNaught)

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Arranger William Gray McNaught (1849-1918)
Publisher. Info. London: Novello, n.d.(ca.1945).
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Misc. Notes Grayscale, chaotic scan.
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Irishmaestro (2008/11/4)

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Publisher. Info. London: Novello & Co., 1905. Plate 12020
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Publisher. Info. London: Novello & Co., 1899. Plate 10815
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Var.IX. Adagio "Nimrod"

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Misc. Notes For Theremin, but I guess violin would work too. Not an exact arrangement. Added an introduction so thereminist can get their bearings (assume using pitch preview of some sort).
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For Organ (Gouin)

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Publisher. Info. Montréal: Les Éditions Outremontaises, 2010
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Arranger Percy Grainger (1882-1961)
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General Information

Work Title Variations on an Original Theme
Alternative. Title Enigma Variations
Composer Elgar, Edward
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.36
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 15 sections
Theme (Andante)
Variation I. L'istesso tempo "C.A.E."
Variation II. Allegro "H.D.S-P."
Variation III. Allegretto "R.B.T."
Variation IV. Allegro di molto "W.M.B."
Variation V. Moderato "R.P.A."
Variation VI. Andantino "Ysobel"
Variation VII. Presto "Troyte"
Variation VIII. Allegretto "W.N."
Variation IX. Adagio "Nimrod"
Variation X. Intermezzo: Allegretto "Dorabella"
Variation XI. Allegro di molto "G.R.S."
Variation XII. Andante "B.G.N."
Variation XIII. Romanza: Moderato "* * *"
Variation XIV. Finale: Allegro Presto "E.D.U."
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1899
First Performance. 1899-06-18 in London, St. James Hall.
Orchestra, Hans Richter (conductor)
First Publication. 1899
Dedication "To my friends pictured within"
Average DurationAvg. Duration 32 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Orchestra: 2 flutes (2nd also piccolo), 2 oboes, 2 clarinets (B), 2 bassoons,
contrabassoon, 4 horns (F), 3 trumpets (F), 3 trombones, tuba
timpani, triangle, small drum, cymbals, bass drum, organ ad lib., strings
External Links Wikipedia article
Elgar Society