Prelude to “The Kingdom”
by Edward Elgar, transcribed by Herbert Brewer, reprint
of the original 1922 Novello edition
This is a new printing on sturdy, acid-free paper. 12 pages. We providee a photo, 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. Prelude to “The Kingdom”
was the last of Brewer’s published transcriptioins and is from Elgar’s oratorio, his Opus 51, first performed in 1906.
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. This is the hardest-to-find Brewer transcription and it is his most complex in expressive markings;
it ranks right there with a Puccini score! Naturally, it requires an orchestral organ for best result. Moderately difficult.