In the Lord put I my Trust, HWV 247 (Handel, George Frideric) This piece was transcribed by Edward Elgar. 86 [7:37] Edward Elgar: Royal Albert Hall Orchestra-Disque Gramophone W 749 [matrices CR 346/7] Biddulph Recordings 83069/70 Pearl 9951 Pearl Performed by the BBC Symphony Orchestra and conducted by Sir Andrew Davis. A week before the Coronation Ode was due to be premiered at the June 1902 “Coronation Gala Concert” at Covent Garden (it largish orchestra – you may not approve. Be transported as Paul Jacobs plays this breathtaking piece on the magnificent Julia Irene Kauffman Casavant Organ. Transcriptions for full orchestra of works by Bach, Parry, Handel and Chopin. at a “Coronation Concert” at the Albert Hall. During his lifetime, Bach was not regarded as highly for his compositions as he was for his unmatched skill as an organist. In the same year (1922) as his Bach transcription, Elgar gorgeously orchestrated the accompaniment to Sir Hubert Parry's setting of part of William The record company had recently signed up the newly formed BBC Symphony Orchestra with Adrian Boult as conductor. Elgar composed the beguiling Love’s Greeting for his future wife Caroline Alice Roberts, and played it for her every Christmas morning until his death. At the meeting, Elgar proposed that they orchestrate this work by Bach. The world needs more recordings! Clapham Town End (Elgar, Edward) F. Fantasia and Fugue in C minor, BWV 537 (Bach, Johann Sebastian) G. God Save the King (Carey, Henry) I. e would have made himself sound if he had had our means.” Far from disapproving, Atkins listened with Elgar to the work being rehearsed by Eugène The work begins with the stately introduction giving way to the fugal allegro, initially on the strings but then using all the orchestral colour that Bach – Fantasia in C minor op. First World War, was quick to resume a friendship with Strauss dating back to the early German performances of The Dream of In England’s green and pleasant Land. Till we have built Jerusalem Get this from a library! 86. In 1920 Edward Elgar suggested to his fellow composer Richard Strauss to do a joint-orchestration of the piece for large symphony orchestra: Strauss would orchestrate the Fantasia and Elgar would work on the Fugue. Goossens at the Queen's Hall, London, on 26 October 1921 prior to its première the following day where “It sounded magnificent”. In the latter part of his life, however, his creative originality diminished, Over a lunch in 1920, the two discussed the orchestration of J.S. Battishill) in time for the Worcester festival and the first performance was held in Worcester on 2 September 1923 and must have sounded marvellous O Salutaris Hostia No.1 in E-flat major (Elgar, Edward) O Salutaris Hostia No.2 in E-flat major (Elgar, Edward) O Salutaris Hostia No.3 in F major (Elgar, Edward) Organ Sonata, Op.28 (Elgar, Edward) P. The Pageant of Empire (Elgar, Edward) 5 Part Songs from the Greek Anthology, Op.45 (Elgar, Edward) 3 Part Songs, Op.18 (Elgar, Edward) about orchestrating the Bach Fantasia. Blake's poem Jerusalem, a short poem from the preface to his epic Milton: a Poem of 1804. if he would consider writing something. 86 (1921) Bring me my Spear; O clouds unfold! Fantasia \u0026 Fugue in C minor, BWV 537, Op. wanted it to be heard in a large form – the weighty structure is (to me) so grand – epic.” Novello eventually agreed to publish it (along with the Parry died in 1918 and, as if by way of tribute to him, in 1922 Elgar provided Jerusalem Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849) - Funeral March (from Piano Sonata no. His own secular organ During their meeting they discussed the orchestration of one of Bach’s works and chose BWV 537. Schwarz and his Seattle orchestra offer a good selection of Bach transcriptions. They met in 1920, eager to heal the rift caused by the First World War. Anyways, Elgar's transcription of the Fantasia & Fugue in C minor is worthy of admiration. And did the Countenance Divine Performed by the BBC Symphony Orchestra and conducted by Sir Andrew Davis. I will not cease from Mental Fight, He had a cordial friendship with Richard Strauss dating back to the German premiere of Elgar's The Dream of Gerontius in Düsseldorfin 1901. BWV 932 — Prelude in E minor (incomplete; possibly by W.F. introduction reappears to bring the work to its “grand – epic” conclusion. Bach likely composed the Fantasia and Fugue in C minor during one of his two tenures as organist in the small town of Weimar in what is now present-day Germany. idealist, the perfect gentleman, the gentle soul who rebelled against his own privileged upbringing - that set him apart from other establishment There is a poignant story connected with this work. He completed his task by June 1922, in good time for the Fantasia and Fugue to be performed Elgar completed his part of the agreement by 25 April 1921 and sent it to Novello, who reluctantly paid 100 guineas for the copyright. Elgar completed his section in the spring of 1921, but Strauss never kept his … Bach first arrived there in 1709 at the behest of Duke Wilhelm Ernst and quickly impressed both the Duke and the residents of the town with his prodigious skills as an organist. version was also performed at the opening of the British Empire Exhibition at Wembley on St. George’s Day, 1924. 2 in B flat minor) (1932) Elgar) ; The sanguine fan ; Falstaff. It is among the few Bach fantasias for organ that stand alone, not otherwise a part of a greater prelude-fugue or fantasia-fugue combination. Bach orch. as an appropriate opening for a concert performed in front of the Court and numerous British and foreign dignitaries. directed by the Cathedral’s organist, Elgar’s old friend, Ivor Atkins. in the acoustic, whatever today’s period instrumentalists may say. Elgar was in his later years when he composed this arrangement of Bach's Fantasia in C minor in 1922. Parry’s song was first performed at a “Votes for Women” concert in 1916, and Elgar’s Among those dark Satanic Mills? And did those feet in ancient time in D Minor and, for the same event, to please Atkins, Elgar arranged Atkins’ Abide with me and two motets: Battishill’s O Lord, look down This came as a crushing blow to Elgar, depriving him of his main source of motivation, and he Edward Elgar when he set upon transcribing Bach’s Fantasia and Fugue in C minor for orchestra in 1922. Parry was a bastion of that English musical establishment that Elgar heartily despised, but Elgar clearly recognised something in Parry - the musical Bring me my Chariot of Fire! time, Elgar sold to Novello the copyright in a number of smaller pieces, such as part-songs, anthems, piano arrangements of his works and the [Edward Elgar; Adrian Boult; Johann Sebastian Bach; London Philharmonic Orchestra.] as a composer crystallised, he abandoned transcription and devoted his full energies to the composition of original works. Recordings of Bach’s Instrumental Works: Conductor: As: Works: Edward Elgar: Conductor: Bach-Elgar: Fantasia & Fugue in C minor, BWV 537, arranged for orchestra, Op. Johann Sebastian Bach was born in Eisenach, Germany, on March 21, 1685, and died in Leipzig, Germany, on July 28, 1750. (1902) and Jerusalem (1922). (At the same The Handel was the overture to his second Chandos Anthem and Elgar referred to it on a letter of 16 July Although Elgar's orchestration does not fully conceal the origins of the piece could readily transcribe, usually in abridged form, for the relevant combination of instruments. In a better frame of mind, Elgar wrote on 5 June 1921 to his friend, the organist Ivor Atkins, “I have orchestrated a Bach fugue in modern way – And this style is found much more often … his second Piano Sonata. George Frederic Handel (1685-1759) – Overture in D minor (1923) the orchestra to record, the company suggested to Boult that Elgar should be approached to provide a transcription of Chopin's Funeral March from The 1922 Three Choirs Festival was to be held in Gloucester and Elgar's friend and festival director Herbert Brewer, the organist at Gloucester particularly after 1920 when Lady Elgar died. particularly the solo instrumental works into orchestral form. These would come later, after his move to Weimar in 1708. 86 (1922) Hubert Parry (1848-1918) – Jerusalem (1922) Elgar was hopeful Richard Strauss Bach composed the Fantasia and Fugue in C Minor for pipe organ in the 1720s. J.S. The main transcriptions covered here are the works by Bach, from Heaven, and Wesley’s Let us lift up our heart. composed, he also turned to the masters with whose music he was well acquainted - Bach, Beethoven, Handel, Mozart and others - for pieces that he Walk upon England’s mountains green? - as organist of St. George's church in Worcester, for the wind quintet that he formed with his brother and friends in 1878, for the various local This is quite possibly the most insane of all the romantic Bach transcriptions–it leaves Stokowski and Schoenberg … J.S.Bach's Fantasia & Fugue in C minor as orchestrated by Elgar, then arranged for organ duet by Richard Brasier and Tom Bell. increasingly turned to his old sketchbooks and to the works of others for inspiration. Bach's Klavierbüchlein, BWV 933–938 BWV 933 — Little Prelude in C major And was the holy Lamb of God Novello seized upon the prevailing patriotism and requested that Elgar arrange the National Anthem Therefore, don't let the opportunity pass up, send e-mails to labels and let them know!We need digital recordings by the following orchestrators-arrangers : Leonidas Leonardihttp://www.bach-cantatas.com/Arran/OT-Leonardi.htmFabien Sevitzkyhttp://www.bach-cantatas.com/Arran/OT-Sevitzky.htmIvan Boutnikoffhttp://www.bach-cantatas.com/Arran/OT-Boutnikoff.htmLucien Cailliethttp://www.bach-cantatas.com/Arran/OT-Cailliet.htmRene Leibowitzhttp://www.bach-cantatas.com/Arran/OT-Leibowitz.htmHerman Boessenrothhttp://www.bach-cantatas.com/Arran/OT-Boessenroth.htmAlois Melicharhttp://www.bach-cantatas.com/Arran/OT-Melichar.htmDimitri Mitropouloshttp://www.bach-cantatas.com/Arran/OT-Mitropoulos.htmAlexandre Tansmanhttp://www.bach-cantatas.com/Arran/OT-Tansman.htmRene Defossezhttp://www.bach-cantatas.com/Arran/OT-Defossez-R.htmJeno Hubayhttp://www.bach-cantatas.com/Arran/OT-Hubay.htmHenri Verbrugghenhttp://www.bach-cantatas.com/Arran/OT-Verbrugghen.htmAlexander Goedickehttp://www.bach-cantatas.com/Arran/OT-Goedicke.htmFrancis G. Sandershttp://www.bach-cantatas.com/Arran/OT-Sanders-FG.htmDavid Van Vactorhttp://www.bach-cantatas.com/Arran/OT-Vactor.htmClifford Demaresthttp://www.bach-cantatas.com/Arran/OT-Demarest.htmA J.S. Bach Orchestral Transcriptions listhttp://www.bach-cantatas.com/Arran/L-Orchestra.htm This final orchestration came about at the suggestion of Elgar's record company which by 1930 had become Electrical and Musical Industries (EMI). Gerontius in 1901-2. many arrgts have been made of Bach on the ‘pretty’ scale & I wanted to shew how gorgeous & great & brilliant h Bach) 6 Little Preludes from W.F. Anonymous - National Anthem (first performed 1745) Bach arranged by Edward Elgar. Cathedral, turned to Elgar for advice on promising British composers who might be approached for new works for the festival. of Elgar's tongue. The first work to follow Alice's death came about through a chance conversation with Richard Strauss. to orchestrate the Fugue in C Minor (BWV 537) while Strauss was to orchestrate the Fantasia. Elgar’s arrangement of Bach’s Fantasia and Fugue in C Minor is an orchestral showpiece. If this Fantasia and fugue in C minor had not survived in two manuscripts in Bach’s own handwriting, it might have been attributed to one of his composer sons, Carl Philipp Emanuel or Wilhelm Friedemann. Elgar had, however, admired Parry’s music for many years: he and his wife visited the 1892 Gloucester festival especially in With no sign that Strauss intended fulfilling his side of the bargain struck two years earlier, Elgar now set Also included in the same festival were Elgar’s arrangements of the National Anthem The gorgeously orchestrated Elgar completed his section in the spring of 1921, but Strauss never kept his part of the agreement. musical world – I detest my slightest necessary connection with it.”). Instrumentation: 2+pic, 2+ca, 2+bcl, 2+cbn - 4,3,3,1 - timp+3perc - glock -2hp -str.Orchestral score can be found herehttp://hdl.handle.net/1802/23542We need more J.S. Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) – Fugue in C minor op. with the clothing in which it is most widely known today. Nevertheless, commercial considerations made him return occasionally to his own compositions in one medium and transcribe them into another, J.S. Strauss would orchestrate the Fantasia and Elgar would work on the Fugue. The iconic Hearst Castle overlooking the California coast inspired Michael Daugherty’s Once Upon a Castle. Nor shall my Sword sleep in my hand, Boult wrote to Elgar who accepted the invitation. transcription received its own première at the 1922 Leeds Festival. Publisher Desc. Composed 1708 according to jsbach.org, toward the end of the period 1708-1717 according to allmusic.com (the "after 1723" of that site should be ignored as the more detailed description gives toward the end of etc.) Bach’s Fantasia and Fugue for solo organ spanned 1921 and 1922. ORCHESTRATED BY SIR EDWARD ELGAR. They agreed that Elgar would score the Fugue and that Strauss would score the Fantasia. It's already incredible how such a man managed to orchestrate such piece originally written for organ. Looking for suitable material for The two major items - the Bach/Respighi Passacaglia and Fugue and the Bach /Elgar Fantasia and Fugue - are also contained in the Slatkin/BBC Philharmonic recording on Chandos which is sublime, with exceptional recording quality, but which costs some £7 more. Fantasia and fugue (J.S. Chopin, Handel and Parry. Bach-Elgar: Some string quartet arrangements of WTC fugues (as a teenager). The lunch ended with Elgar agreeing together under his baton at the festival on 7 September. Sir Edward Elgar was a self taught composer and only learned through teaching in music in high schools and instrument experimentation. The first complete performance of the Elgar orchestration of the Bach Fantasia and Fugue in C minor took place in Gloucester, England, on September 7, 1922, Edward Elgar, conducting. The British composer Edward Elgar’s lavish orchestration of J.S. 86 (1922) The first work to follow Alice's death came about through a chance conversation with Richard Strauss. The Bach transcription was sufficiently well received for Elgar to orchestrate another work for the 1923 Three Choirs Festival, held in Worcester and as piano music, the population at large now think of it primarily in its orchestral arrangement. 1923 to Novello’s music editor, John E. West: “I have known the overture from the old two-stave organ arrangement since I was a little boy and always Bach Orchestral Transcriptions! Shine forth upon our clouded hills? were at a low ebb and, with typical exaggeration, the composer wrote in a letter of 12 June 1921 to the publishers “I never really belonged to the As a young musician in Worcester, Elgar filled a succession of roles which required him to produce music for performance on a variety of instruments Elgar’s orchestral transcription of the Fantasia and Fugue in C Minor came about over a casual lunch with Richard Strauss, in 1920. comes with piccolo, cor anglais, bass clarinet and contrabassoon added to the usual woodwind section plus, for good measure an ad lib organ. In April 1921, Elgar orchestrated the Fugue portion, which premiered in Queen’s Hall in London on October 27, 1921, with Eugene Goossens conducting. Bach's organ works. figures. British composer Sir Edward Elgar arranged it for large orchestra 200 years later in 1922. ORCHESTRATED BY SIR EDWARD ELGAR. Regarding the shorter pieces, I have to mention Boult’s second recording of Elgar’s arrangement of Bach’s Fantasia and Fugue in C minor. “Fantasia” is a word of Greek origins which denoted “imagination”. This time it was a work by Bach’s near contemporary, Handel. Romance for Bassoon, no longer earning significant royalties – five years of sales had yielded only £250. And was Jerusalem builded here orchestras in which he played, and for the Powick Asylum Band that he conducted. Brewer also asked Elgar Elgar, eager to heal the rifts caused by the First World War, was quick to resume a friendship with Strauss dating back to the early German performances of The Dream of Gerontius in 1901-2. Fantasia And Fugue In C Minor, Op.86 Composed By – J. S. Bach* Orchestrated By – Elgar* 3:21: 2: The Sanguine Fan - Ballet, Op.81 Composed By – Edward Elgar* 17:16: 3: Falstaff - Symphonic Study In C Minor Op.68 Composed By – Edward Elgar* 34:30 Bring me my Bow of burning gold; order to hear Parry conduct a performance of his Job. His spirits Recorded with Spitfire Studio Winds, Spitfire Studio Brass, and Spitfire Chamber Strings, with VSL percussion and harp and Berlin Strings First Chairs, with Embertone Fischer Viola and Blakus Cello solos. Bach: Great Orchestral Transcriptions Elgar: Complete Recordings 1914-1925 [T-1] Elgar: Complete Early Recordings [Box Set] [T-1] Bach-Elgar: Fantasia & Fugue in C minor, BWV 537, arranged for orchestra, Op. Watch on YouTube with score mapping: Elgar's Enigma Theme with Bach's 'Ein feste Burg' BWV 80 [1:15] To learn more about these intriguing discoveries, visit: Elgar's Enigma Theme Unmasked Links: Title: Description: Author/Webmaster: Johann Sebastian Bach : Fantasia and Fugue in C minor Chester Novello-- He was an astounding improviser and a widely respected interpreter of the era’s great works. Bach – Fantasia in C minor op. Bring me my Arrows of Desire; Fantasia & Fugue in C minor, BWV 537, Op. On England’s pleasant pastures seen? May 1932 in EMI’s Abbey Road recording studio at Maida Vale in London. Elgar in Performance is a scheme set up to satisfy one of the Society’s agreed objectives of increasing access to the Elgar oeuvre. Elgar, eager to heal the rifts caused by the 86 (after Bach, BWV 537) by Edward William Elgar (1857-1934). Programme Johann Sebastian Bach; Fantasia and Fugue in C minor, BWV 537, Op 86 (orch. Bach united the polar sections – an improvisational fantasia and a stern, polyphonic fugue – in the two-part cycle. Handel's Overture The concert concludes with Bach's endearing Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring and Vaughan Williams’s peaceful and serene Fantasia on “Greensleeves.” Read the Digital Program Book However, the real treat is Elgar’s arrangement of the Fantasia and Fugue in C minor BWV 537. Edward Elgar) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Violin Concerto No 4 in D major, K 218 Approximate performance time is nine minutes. The première took place when the orchestra recorded the work on 30 This page lists all recordings of Fantasia & Fugue in C minor, Op. was cancelled, owing to the King's illness), Elgar introduced an arrangement of Land of Hope and Glory as a solo song performed by Clara Butt 86. But, as he matured and his ambitions to make a career In the Sonata BWV 1023, Ilkka Talvi proves a sensitive and musicianly soloist as well. J.S. 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