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Salut d'Amour (arr. Hautvast)

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Edward Elgar

Edward Elgar (arr. Willy Hautvast)

This work bears the designation Opus 12.

General Info

Year: 1888 / 2007
Duration: c. 3:55
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Piano
Publisher: Tierolff-Muziekcentrale
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - €73.45   |   Score Only (print) - €14.50


Full Score
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III
Trombone I-II-III
String Bass


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Originally the title was Liebesgruss, which was composed by Elgar in 1888 for piano. Soon after, he arranged it for violin and piano and dedicated it to his fiancée.

Initially the piece wasn’t a big success and didn’t sell well. Things changed when he altered the title into Salut d’amour. In no time it became one of Elgar’s most popular pieces and it was arranged for various ensembles and orchestras.

- Program Note from publisher

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


State Ratings

  • Louisiana: III
  • Texas: III. Complete


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