Composer:   Edward Elgar
Arranger:   Donald Fraser
Publisher:   Hinshaw
Edition:   HMC-1177
Voicing:   SATB
Setting:   Accompanied


Robert Sieving
Apollo High School, St. Cloud 1995
R&R Chair High School Choirs

This is an arrangement of the SSA with violin duet obbligato setting which is so exquisitely set by Elgar. In some other pieces which became so popular (My Love Dwelt in a Northern Land), Elgar felt compelled to arrange for other voicing, this piece was only recently reset for SATB by Donald Fraser. The marvelous violin parts are admirably arranged into the piano accompaniment, and the additional voices become all of the same texture, rather than merely tacked on harmonically. A beautiful addition to the English Romantic repertoire.