|Title||Elgar: Romance Op. 62|
|Instrumentation||Bass Clarinet & Piano|
|Range||Extended-range instrument NOT required.|
Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934), an English composer best known for his Enigma Variations and Pop and Circumstance Marches, composed the Romance, Op. 62, for bassoon and orchestra in 1910. This transcription of the work for bass clarinet and piano is taken from the composer's own piano reduction of the orchestral score. Long a staple of the bassoon repertoire, both for study and in concert, Alea is pleased to make this lovely work available for bass clarinetists.
The single-movement work has a total duration of about 5 minutes, making it ideal for contest or audition settings, although it would also make for an excellent addition to a recital program. The work is in A-B-A form: an opening Andante in minor is followed by a slightly faster middle section in the relative major, and the work concludes with a return to the musical material of the opening section. An extended-range instrument is not required, although if available, can be utilized at one point within the work.
Please enjoy this fine performance of the work in its original instrumentation for bassoon:
Piano Score: 7 pages, spiral bound
Part: 2 pages, single sheet