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Enigma Variations (Thompson)

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Edward Elgar

Edward Elgar Theme and 10 Variations (including Nimrod) from Enigma Variations Op.36 - wind dectet (and bass) trans. Ray Thompson


General Info

Year:1898 /2018
Duration: c. 16:50
Original Medium: Symphony Orchestra
Difficulty: VI (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Sheet Music Plus

Movements

Theme
and
Variations
I. CAE
III. RBT
IV. WMB
V. RPA
VI. Ysobel
VIII.WN
IX. Nimrod
XI. GRS
XII. BGN
XIII.***.

Instrumentation

Full Score
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bb Soprano Clarinet I-II
Bassoon I-II
Horn in F I-II
Contra bassoon
Tuba
String Bass


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Elgar's most famous piece for orchestra. Here is the theme and 10 of the variations (including the famous Nimrod) arranged for wind dectet (double wind quintet) and an optional bass line- either tuba/double bass or contra bassoon.

I have chosen those variations which suit the wind ensemble. Some variations are easier than others, but are all worth the challenge!

This arrangement does NOT include the Finale.


-Program Note by publisher

Commercial Discography

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Works for Winds by this Composer

Adaptable Music


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References

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