Edward Elgar

Bavarian Dances (3), for orchestra, Op. 27b

    Description by Roy Brewer

    The three dances in this suite, "The Dance", "Lullaby" and "The

    Marksmen", were written after Elgar and his wife returned from a holiday

    in the Bavarian Alps. The pieces, especially lullaby, are quite unlike

    Bavarian folk dances, and more closely resemble impressionistic

    miniatures. The crack of the marksmen's guns (or maybe it's the slap

    of palms on lederhosen!) can be heard in the third. All three movements

    are light and engaging. There is another version for choir and piano,

    with English words added, called "In the Bavarian Highlands".


    1. The Dance
    2. Lullaby
    3. The Marksman

    Appears On

    Year Title Label Catalog #
    2012 Broken Audio BRAUR 0173
    2011 Music & Arts CD 1257
    2007 EMI Classics / Warner Classics 5099950360
    2006 Naxos 8557577
    1999 Chandos CHAN241-4
    1999 Pearl 9951
    1992 Chandos 4507
    Chandos 6544