Salut d'Amour (arr. Hildreth)

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Edward Elgar

Edward Elgar (arr. Richard E Hildreth)

Subtitle: Love's Greeting, morceau mignon

General Info

Year: 1888 / 1912
Duration: c.
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Piano
Publisher: Walter Jacobs
Cost: Score and Parts – Out of print.

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  • B-flat Cornet Score
  • D-flat Piccolo
  • Oboe (and Soprano Saxophone)
  • Bassoon
  • E-flat Soprano Clarinet
  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet Solo-I-II-III
  • B-flat Bass Clarinet (or Trombone III)
  • B-flat Soprano Saxophone
  • E-flat Alto Saxophone
  • B-flat Tenor Saxophone
  • E-flat Baritone Saxophone
  • E-flat Soprano Cornet
  • B-flat Cornet Solo-I-II-III
  • E-flat Horn or Alto I-II-III-IV
  • Tenorhorn I-II
  • Trombone I-II-III
  • Euphonium
  • Tuba
  • Timpani
  • Percussion (ad lib)


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Program Notes

Salut d'Amour (Liebesgruß), Op. 12, is a musical work composed by Edward Elgar in 1888, originally written for violin and piano.

Elgar finished the piece in July 1888, when he was romantically involved with Caroline Alice Roberts, and he called it Liebesgruss (Love's Greeting) because of Miss Roberts' fluency in German. On their engagement she had already presented him with a poem The Wind at Dawn which he set to music and, when he returned home to London on 22 September from a holiday at the house of his friend Dr. Charles Buck in Settle, he gave her Salut d'Amour as an engagement present.

The dedication was in French: "à Carice". "Carice" was a combination of his wife's names Caroline Alice, and was the name to be given to their daughter born two years later.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


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State Ratings

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  • Oakland (Calif.) Municipal Band (Ted Allen, conductor) - 30 July 2023

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  • Elgar, E.; Hildreth, R. (1912). Salut d'amour =: Love's greeting, morceau mignon [score]. Walter Jacobs, Inc.: [Boston, Mass.]
  • Salut d'amour. Wikipedia. Accessed 6 June 2021