Elgar: Chanson de Matin


Elgar’s Chanson de Matin – a perfect example of Victorian salon music presented here in an elegant arrangement for wind quintet.

  • Instruments : Fl. Ob. Cl.(in A) Hn. Bsn.
  • Difficulty : D – approx. ABRSM Grade 6-7
  • Duration : 2’45
  • ISMN : 979-0-708088-03-5
  • Portus Press reference : PPQ4
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A perfect example of Victorian salon music, Elgar’ s Chanson de Matin is a companion piece to his Chanson de Nuit  – both works having been written, or more correctly, rediscovered, by Elgar in 1899 in an attempt to raise much-needed funds. He very much viewed the pieces as ‘pot-boilers’ and he must have been very gratified to see their popularity (and his bank balance) swell.  Chanson de Matin, in particular, still holds huge public affection, which can in no small part be attributed to its beautiful theme.

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