Thursday, October 12, 2017

English suites no. 7

This isn't called a suite, though with three light and contrasting movements, I maintain that in practice it is one. It's one of my favorites of the lighter and lesser-known works by Edward Elgar, one I heard on LP at an early age and imprinted on. The Three Bavarian Dances are actually orchestral arrangements taken from a larger set of choral songs with piano that Elgar (music) and his wife Alice (lyrics) wrote in commemoration of holidays they took there.

Once you know the titles you are not, I assure you, missing anything important by not getting the lyrics. The three dances are: The Dance (0.00), Lullaby (3.31), and The Marksman (6.45). The final one is actually the best, so stay with it.

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