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Edward Elgar: Music for Powick Asylum / Innovation Chamber Ensemble

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  1. Elgar — Menuetto (Scherzo) $0.99 on iTunes
  2. Elgar — Andante & Allegro: Andante $0.99 on iTunes
  3. Elgar — Andante & Allegro: Allegro $0.99 on iTunes
  4. Elgar — Powick Asylum Music, Pt. 2, "Die junge Kokette": Quadrille No. 1 $0.99 on iTunes
  5. Elgar — Powick Asylum Music, Pt. 2, "Die junge Kokette": Quadrille No. 2 $0.99 on iTunes
  6. Elgar — Powick Asylum Music, Pt. 2, "Die junge Kokette": Quadrille No. 3 $0.99 on iTunes
  7. Elgar — Powick Asylum Music, Pt. 2, "Die junge Kokette": Quadrille No. 4 $0.99 on iTunes
  8. Elgar — Powick Asylum Music, Pt. 2, "Die junge Kokette": Quadrille No. 5 $0.99 on iTunes
  9. Elgar — Powick Asylum Music, Pt. 5, "Maud" $0.99 on iTunes
  10. Elgar — Powick Asylum Music, Pt. 7, "Nelly" $0.99 on iTunes
  11. Elgar — Powick Asylum Music, Pt. 1," La Brunette": Quadrille No. 1 $0.99 on iTunes
  12. Elgar — Powick Asylum Music, Pt. 1," La Brunette": Quadrille No. 2 $0.99 on iTunes
  13. Elgar — Powick Asylum Music, Pt. 1," La Brunette": Quadrille No. 3 $0.99 on iTunes
  14. Elgar — Powick Asylum Music, Pt. 1," La Brunette": Quadrille No. 4 $0.99 on iTunes
  15. Elgar — Powick Asylum Music, Pt. 1," La Brunette": Quadrille No. 5 $0.99 on iTunes
  16. Elgar — Powick Asylum Music, Pt. 8, "La Blonde" $0.99 on iTunes
  17. Elgar — Powick Asylum Music, Pt. 4, "The Valentine": Lancer No. 1 $0.99 on iTunes
  18. Elgar — Powick Asylum Music, Pt. 4, "The Valentine": Lancer No. 2 $0.99 on iTunes
  19. Elgar — Powick Asylum Music, Pt. 4, "The Valentine": Lancer No. 3 $0.99 on iTunes
  20. Elgar — Powick Asylum Music, Pt. 4, "The Valentine": Lancer No. 4 $0.99 on iTunes
  21. Elgar — Powick Asylum Music, Pt. 4, "The Valentine": Lancer No. 5 $0.99 on iTunes
  22. Elgar — Duett $0.99 on iTunes
  23. Elgar — Powick Asylum Music, Pt. 6, "Paris": Quadrille No. 1, "Châtelet" $0.99 on iTunes
  24. Elgar — Powick Asylum Music, Pt. 6, "Paris": Quadrille No. 4, "Là! Suzanne!" $0.99 on iTunes
  25. Elgar — Powick Asylum Music, Pt. 6, "Paris": Quadrille No. 5, "Café des ambassadeurs" $0.99 on iTunes
  26. Elgar — Powick Asylum Music, Pt. 9, "Helcia" $0.99 on iTunes
  27. Elgar — A Singing Quadrille: Quadrille No. 1 $0.99 on iTunes
  28. Elgar — A Singing Quadrille: Quadrille No. 2 $0.99 on iTunes
  29. Elgar — A Singing Quadrille: Quadrille No. 3 $0.99 on iTunes
  30. Elgar — A Singing Quadrille: Quadrille No. 4 $0.99 on iTunes
  31. Elgar — A Singing Quadrille: Quadrille No. 5 $0.99 on iTunes
  32. Elgar — Fugue in D Minor $0.99 on iTunes
  33. Elgar — Powick Asylum Music, Pt. 10, Blumine $0.99 on iTunes

Album Summary

>Elgar, Edward : Menuetto, for 2 flutes, oboe, clarinet & bassoon in B flat major
>Elgar, Edward : Movements (2), for oboe & string trio
>Elgar, Edward : Die Junge Kokette, quadrilles (5) for band
>Elgar, Edward : Maude, polka for band
>Elgar, Edward : L'Assomoir, quadrilles (5) for band
>Elgar, Edward : Nellie, polka for band
>Elgar, Edward : La brunette, quadrilles (5) for band
>Elgar, Edward : La blonde, polka for band
>Elgar, Edward : The Valentine, lancers (5) for band
>Elgar, Edward : Duet, for trombone & double bass
>Elgar, Edward : Paris, quadrilles (5) for band
>Elgar, Edward : Helcia, polka for band
>Elgar, Edward : Singing Quadrilles (5), for orchestra (sketches)
>Elgar, Edward : Fugue, for violin & oboe in D minor
>Elgar, Edward : Blumine, polka for band
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Notes & Reviews:

The first-ever recording of Music for Powick Asylum made with a professional orchestra! In 1879, the 21-year-old Elgar was appointed Bandmaster at the Worcester Country & City Lunatic Asylum in the village of Powick, and to the delight of the patients, there were "entertainments" every Friday night during which the patients could join in dancing to the utterly charming Quadrilles and Polkas composed by a young composer. The orchestra was rather "eccentric" in that it was made up of piccolo, flute, clarinet, two cornets, euphonium and bombardon, up to eight violins, occasional viola, cello, and double bass with piano - a maximum of 19 players. Elgar stayed at the Asylum for five years and, after he left, this music was ignored and then forgotten. SOMM is delighted to have the chance to record Elgar's first attempts at composition, and the results are indeed life-enhancing!

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: CBSO Centre, Birmingham (07/30/2013-07/31/2013).



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Works Details

>Elgar, Edward : Menuetto, for 2 flutes, oboe, clarinet & bassoon in B flat major
  • Conductor: Barry Collett
  • Ensemble: Innovation Chamber Ensemble
  • Notes: CBSO Centre, Birmingham (07/30/2013-07/31/2013)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1878

>Elgar, Edward : Movements (2), for oboe & string trio
  • Conductor: Barry Collett
  • Ensemble: Innovation Chamber Ensemble
  • Notes: CBSO Centre, Birmingham (07/30/2013-07/31/2013)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: ?1875

>Elgar, Edward : Die Junge Kokette, quadrilles (5) for band
  • Conductor: Barry Collett
  • Ensemble: Innovation Chamber Ensemble
  • Notes: CBSO Centre, Birmingham (07/30/2013-07/31/2013)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1879

>Elgar, Edward : Maude, polka for band
  • Conductor: Barry Collett
  • Ensemble: Innovation Chamber Ensemble
  • Notes: CBSO Centre, Birmingham (07/30/2013-07/31/2013)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1880

>Elgar, Edward : L'Assomoir, quadrilles (5) for band
  • Conductor: Barry Collett
  • Ensemble: Innovation Chamber Ensemble
  • Notes: CBSO Centre, Birmingham (07/30/2013-07/31/2013)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1879

>Elgar, Edward : Nellie, polka for band
  • Conductor: Barry Collett
  • Ensemble: Innovation Chamber Ensemble
  • Notes: CBSO Centre, Birmingham (07/30/2013-07/31/2013)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1880

>Elgar, Edward : La brunette, quadrilles (5) for band
  • Conductor: Barry Collett
  • Notes: CBSO Centre, Birmingham (07/30/2013-07/31/2013)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1879

>Elgar, Edward : La blonde, polka for band
  • Conductor: Barry Collett
  • Notes: CBSO Centre, Birmingham (07/30/2013-07/31/2013)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1882

>Elgar, Edward : The Valentine, lancers (5) for band
  • Conductor: Barry Collett
  • Notes: CBSO Centre, Birmingham (07/30/2013-07/31/2013)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1880

>Elgar, Edward : Duet, for trombone & double bass
  • Performers: John Tattersdill (Double Bass); Duncan Wilson (Trombone)
  • Notes: CBSO Centre, Birmingham (07/30/2013-07/31/2013)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1887

>Elgar, Edward : Paris, quadrilles (5) for band
  • Conductor: Barry Collett
  • Notes: CBSO Centre, Birmingham (07/30/2013-07/31/2013)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1880

>Elgar, Edward : Helcia, polka for band
  • Conductor: Barry Collett
  • Notes: CBSO Centre, Birmingham (07/30/2013-07/31/2013)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1883

>Elgar, Edward : Singing Quadrilles (5), for orchestra (sketches)
  • Conductor: Barry Collett
  • Notes: CBSO Centre, Birmingham (07/30/2013-07/31/2013)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: circa 1878

>Elgar, Edward : Fugue, for violin & oboe in D minor
  • Performers: Zoe Beyers (Violin); Victoria Brawn (Oboe)
  • Notes: CBSO Centre, Birmingham (07/30/2013-07/31/2013)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1883

>Elgar, Edward : Blumine, polka for band
  • Conductor: Barry Collett
  • Notes: CBSO Centre, Birmingham (07/30/2013-07/31/2013)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1884