4 Part Songs, Op.53 (Elgar, Edward)



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Publisher. Info. London: Novello, 1908.
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Work Title 4 Part Songs
Alternative. Title
Composer Elgar, Edward
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.53
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IEE 50
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 4 songs
  1. There is Sweet Music
  2. Deep in my Soul
  3. O Wild West Wind!
  4. Owls (An Epitaph)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1907
First Publication. 1908
Librettist see below
  1. Alfred Tennyson (1809-1892)
  2. George Gordon Byron (1788-1824)
  3. Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822)
  4. Composer
Language English
Dedication see below
  1. To my friend Canon (C.V.) Gorton
  2. To Julia H. Worthington
  3. To my friend William Gray McNaught W. G. McNaught, Mus. Doc.
  4. To my friend Pietro d'Alba
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation 8 voices or mixed chorus (SSAATTBB), piano ("For practice only")
External Links Hyperion Records ; Hyperion Records

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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.