|Genre Categories||; ; ; ; ; ;; ; ;|
|Work Title||4 Part Songs|
|Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No.||Op.53|
|I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No.||IEE 50|
|Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp.||1907|
|Composer Time PeriodComp. Period||Romantic|
|Instrumentation||8 voices or mixed chorus (SSAATTBB), piano ("For practice only")|
Even the songs that have 4 vocal lines have divisi parts within them, so these are effectively 8-part songs.
It is conjectured that Pietro d’Alba referred to the composer himself. Worthington, an American friend of the Elgar’s, has recently been conjectured to be the dedicatee of the mysterious ***** variation from Elgar’s “Enigma’ set.