Edward Elgar

Elgar, Edward

English composer (1857-1934). Autograph musical quotation signed ("Edward Elgar"). N. p. 05.09.1901. 160 x 200 mm. Mounted with a reproduction photographic portrait, framed and glazed with old typed caption label to verso.
$ 3,702 / 3.500 € (82820/BN54152)

Four bars from "The Dream of Gerontius", a work for voices and orchestra in two parts, on a hand-drawn stave in brown ink with bold signature and date underneath. "The Dream of Gerontius" was first performed in Birmingham in 1900. - Some light spotting, dust-soiling and creasing to paper.

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Elgar, Edward

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Response to an invitation. In part: “The invitat’n has come here. I am so sorry to be away. The village has sold out of envelopes and paper so forgive. I write in a rainy barn surrounded by dogs & agricultural implements.” In fine condition, with light toning and show-through from writing to opposing sides.