Elgar - Concert Allegro: piano and chamber orchestra (score)
Arranged for solo piano and chamber orchestra
The ‘Concert Allegro’ is Elgar’s most substantial piano work, and yet was unpublished in his lifetime. The score was left full of revisions and not in a final, definitive form. Throughout the manuscript are markings for ‘piano’ and ‘orchestra’ and the title page is altered to ‘for pianoforte + orchestra’. Elgar obviously toyed with the idea of making the work into a mini concerto. This arrangement by Iain Farrington adds a new chamber orchestral role to Elgar’s original piano piece.
Instrumentation: Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Horn, Trumpets, Trombone, Timpani, Violin I, Violin II, Viola, Cello, Double Bass, Solo piano