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Edward ELGAR (1857-1934) Pomp and Circumstance March No. 6 in G minor The sketches of Edward Elgar completed and orchestrated by Anthony Payne Full Score Duration: 9 Minutes 53pp large study format Performance materials available on hire £12.99 Boosey & Hawkes ISBN 978 0 85162 547 8

As yet there is no recording but aspiring concert promoters, orchestral managements and record companies would do well to give this overture length march a close look. ... see Full Review

ELGAR: AN ANNIVERSARY PORTRAIT introduced by Nicholas Kenyon Continuum, 2007 199pp ISBN 9780826496966 £16.99 (hardback)[GHu]

A very welcome and stimulating addition to the Elgar bibliography... see review

Bruce Montgomery/Edmund Crispin: A Life In Music And Books by David Whittle ISBN- 13: 978-0-7546-3443-0 ISBN- 10: 0-7546-3443-4 ASHGATE 2007 £60 314pp [JF]

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RACHMANINOFF: Life, Works, Recordings by Max Harrison ISBN 978-0-8264-9312-5 Continuum Press; paperback 422 pages £18:99

A most satisfying biography and appreciation of one of the 20th century’s greatest musicians ... see Full Review

The Percy Whitlock Companion Selected and edited by Malcolm Riley The Percy Whitlock Trust, 2007, ISBN 978 0 9555669 0 5, £18 288 pp, 38 illus., song, appendices Obtainable from the Trust; Malcolm Riley, 32 Butcher Close, Staplehurst, Kent TN12 0TJ £18 plus £2 p & p. Cheques payable to "The Percy Whitlock Trust" [JW]

His now stilled written voice comes across intimately in this handsomely produced volume ... see Full Review

Zarathustra By Sina Vodjani Membran International. Hardback. 273pp. (+ CD and DVD) ISBN 978-3-86562-739-1 £30 [GPu]

Vodjani’s evocation of a world very unfamiliar to most in the west and increasingly demonised by the west, can be warmly recommended. ... see Full Review


 


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[Recommended recordings]



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