Severn Suite, Op.87 (Elgar, Edward)

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Sheet Music

Arrangements and Transcriptions

Selections: "Organ Sonata No.2"

For Organ (Atkins)

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Jurabe (2013/6/9)

Arranger Ivor Atkins (1869-1953)
Publisher. Info. London: Keith Prowse, 1933. Plate K.P. & Co. 4677.
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General Information

Work Title Severn Suite
Alternative. Title
Composer Elgar, Edward
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.87
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IEE 72
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 5 movements
  1. Introduction. Pomposo (Worcester Castle)
  2. Toccata. Allegro molto (Tournament)
  3. Fugue. Andante (The Cathedral)
  4. Minuet. Moderato (Commandery)
  5. Coda. Lento - Pomposo
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1930
First Performance. 1930 September 27 (brass band version)
1932 April 14 (full orchestra version)
First Publication. 1931 in re-arrangement (see below.)
Dedication George Bernard Shaw
Average DurationAvg. Duration 16–20 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation Brass Band, Orchestra
External Links
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Misc. Comments

The minuet comes from a 1879 work, so one could say 1879–1930.

Also from "As Elgar had no particular experience of writing for brass bands, the organisers suggested that Elgar produce a short score for Henry Geehl to arrange. The collaboration proved unsatisfactory, Geehl rejecting most of Elgar's ideas for the arrangement in favour of his own. More recently, a fully scored arrangement for brass band, apparently in Elgar's own hand, surfaced at auction in 1995 (when the score failed to reach its reserve price) and again in 1996." - so, the brass band version that was published by R. Smith of London in 1931 was quite probably Geehl's arrangement (or even, re-writing?) of Elgar's short score, not Elgar's work.