Chanson de Matin

By: Edward Elgar
For: String quartet
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Edward Elgar
Year of composition
Moderate (Grades 4-6)
2 minutes
Classical music
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Although it is in a lighter vein then his Chanson de Nuit, Elgar's "Chanson de Matin" commences in much the same manner as many of Elgar's more somber and stately airs. A theme similar to King Henry's from Lohengrin unfolds against a pulsing, Baroque overture rhythm; this soon evolves into pure Elgar, similar in flavor to parts of the E minor Serenade. The mid-section alleviates the heavy mood with an animated eighth-note tempo. The reprise of the opening is less solemn, this time against a walking bass, and the brief work comes to a more lyrical finish.

This arrangement is for standard string quartet, with ab optional bass part.

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