Chanson de Nuit
by Edward Elgar, transcribed by Herbert Brewer,
reprint of the original 1904 Novello edition
This is a new printing on sturdy, acid-free paper. 12 pages. All markings
are original. We include a capsule biography of Brewer and a listing of his
music. Highest quality guaranteed. Size of music is 9.5" x 12.5"
This Is Newly Printed Music
Sir Edward Elgar
(1857–1934) is a well-known English nationalist
composer who studied the music in his father’s shop and taught
himself to play several instruments, including the organ. Chanson de Nuit
was Elgar’s Opus 15, Number 1, for violin and piano, paired with Number 2, “Chanson de Matin”
. This beautiful piece is played in orchestras from high schools to professional symphonies and in many transcriptions for various instruments. Brewer’s
organ transcription is simply sublime.
Alfred Herbert Brewer was born in Gloucester, England, on
June 21, 1865. He was highly educated and well-trained in
music. He studied organ with such teachers as Charles Villiers Stanford, he
won scholarships, he earned multiple degrees, he was awarded Hon.R.A.M. and
F.R.C.O, and was knighted by the king. He was a well-rounded musician who
was able to bring orchestral favorites to the organ in transcriptions that
are approachable and always easier to play than those by other well-known
organists such as Edwin Lemare. “Chanson de Nuit” is moderately easy.