Edward Elgar: How Calmly the Evening

£4.99

Part-song for SATB
(with piano reduction for rehearsal only)

 

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Description

Partsong for SATB, edited by Robert Parker and Sandra Tuppen

Words by T. T. Lynch

Elgar was commissioned to write this part-song in 1907 by the editor of The Musical Times, F. G. Edwards, who requested a simple hymn which would set the words ‘How calmly the evening once more is descending’. Elgar described the result as ‘homely but felt’, and in a letter to Littleton at Novello commented: ‘The setting is very simple – the words wd. not stand elaboration – but it may be too simple for your requirements.’

ISMN 979-0-708096-07-8