May 16 2008, 12:18 PM
I have two copies of this, and they both start on different notes. I'm inclined to use the Peters edition one, as i think the other one has been edited but if anyone knows which one is correct that would be great. One starts on D (on the A string) the other on the G on the E string.
May 16 2008, 12:34 PM
Should be a G I think
May 16 2008, 01:07 PM
Yes Im sure it's a G, though I play piano part to my daughters violin
May 16 2008, 01:12 PM
thanks, i thought it would be the G as the other one looked simplfied so i presume that thats why it starts on the D.
now the question is do i play that, or Kreisler - Zigeuner Caprice in the music festival....
May 16 2008, 01:43 PM
I have performed the Elgar quite a few times over the past twelve months, it always goes down well. I also have two copies of Chanson de Matin, both of which start on G. Elgar's original version is in G major, hence the first note is G, but easier versions do exist, transposed into D major, which consequently start on D. Peters editions are pretty reliable in most cases. Personally, I would play the Elgar in a festival...
The Kreisler sounds good too though...
May 16 2008, 03:27 PM
Use the Novello edition. This edition is faithful to Elgar's original.
Yes, it should start on a G.
May 17 2008, 04:20 PM
The Peter's edition will ahve to do, i dont really want to buy another one, but thanks everyone for your replies.
May 18 2008, 10:20 PM
Ive just bought this and it starts on a G, its by Novello. I did look at one which had a cd with it with piano accompianment sp which I fancied trying but it said it was an easier version.
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