Elgar Society Newsletter/Journal (1977-98)

From 1977 to 1978 the Society Newsletter was issued as a single booklet that included both news and articles.  This booklet was renamed in 1979 when it became the Elgar Society Journal. The publication continued in this form until 1999.  All issues of the Newsletter/Journal can now be accessed using the links below.

Newsletter January 1977

Editorial
News Items
Concert Diary
Reviews
Elgar Foundation and Birthplace News Elgar Weekend
Letters from the “Birmingham Post” 1934.
Elgar and Denmark
The Fifteenth Variation: Elgar and Sullivan. Part 1.
Book Reviews, Record Reviews>
Elgar Society News and Branch Reports
Letters to the Editor

Newsletter May 1977

Editorial
News Items
Concert Diary
Elgar Foundation and Birthplace News Three Choirs Festival
Malvern Festival
Guide to Places of Elgarian Interest
Edward Lloyd
The Fifteenth Variation: Elgar and Sullivan. Part II.
Book Review, Record Reviews
Elgar Society News and Branch Reports
Letters to the Editor

Newsletter September 1977

Editorial
News Items
Malvern Festival Report- Concert Diary
Edward J. Dent and Elgar
Guide to Places of Elgarian Interest. Pt.II.
Unveiling of Bust of Elgar at Broadheath Book Reviews
Record Reviews
Elgar Society Branch Reports
Annual Meeting Report, Birthplace News
Elgar/Kilburn Letters Presentation
Letters to the Editor

Newsletter January 1978

Editorial
News Items
Three Choirs; and Birthplace News
Elgar Discography
North-West Branch Meeting
Tewkesbury Festival
Concert Diary
Strange Case of the “Odious Letter. ”
Richter and Gerontius
In Moonlight – a Forgotten Elgar Song
Malvern Festival 1978
Record Reviews
Elgar Society – Branch Reports
Letters

Newsletter May 1978

Editorial
News Items
“An Angel as Ever, God Bless Him” Elgar & Parry.
Another Forgotten Elgar Song
Elgar Foundation and Birthplace News
Dates for your Diary
Elgar Discography
Record Reviews
Worcester Three Choirs Festival
Elgar Society News and Reports
Elgar Tewkesbury Festival
Letters to the Editor
Malvern Festival
Books and Music Wanted

Newsletter September 1978

Editorial
News Items
Elgar Society Chairman
Malvern Festival
Morley College Collection
Some Reminiscences of Elgar
Elgar’s Music in Print
Tewkesbury Festival
Concert Diary
Society Branch Reports
Record Reviews
Birthplace News
Books Wanted & Record News Letters

Journal January 1979

Editorial
News Items
New Branch Announcements
Robert Walker at Brinkwells
Three Choirs Festival, 1978
The Starlight Express — Review
Sir Edward Elgar, by Basil Maine
Elgar’s Music in Print.. Part Two
Concert Diary
Birthplace News
Book Reviews
Record Reviews
Elgar Society Branch Reports
Elgar’s Interpreters on Record — Amendments & Additions

Journal May 1979

Editorial
News Items
Douglas Pudney – an obituary
Annual General Meeting Report
Presentation to Sir Adrian Boult
The Enigma – a Hidden Dark Saying
Elgar Exhibition at Settle, Yorkshire
Book Reviews
Record Reviews
Birthplace News
Malvern and Three Choirs Festivals
Dates for your Diary
Yorkshire and South West Meetings
Branch Reports
Letters

Journal September 1979

Editorial
News Items
International Sub-Committee
Elgar Foundation and Birthplace News
Edward Elgar by Sir Arthur Bliss
Elgar Recollections by Edgar Day
Elgar & the Three Choirs Organists by P. L. Scowcroft
Concert Diary
Choral Festival 1980
Record Reviews
Elgar Society Branch Reports
Letters

Journal January 1980

Editorial
News Items
Dutch Choir & “Gerontius”
Hereford Elgar Festival
Foundation and Birthplace News
Cowen and Elgar by Herman Klein
Elgar – a Yorkshire Friendship by Dennis Clark
Dates for your Diary
Book Reviews
Record Reviews
Branch Reports
Letters

Journal May 1980

Editorial
News Items
Obituaries
Starlight Express
Elgar and Bantock
Elgars at Hampstead
Concert Diary
Birthplace News
Discography Supplement
Book Reviews
Record Reviews
Branch Reports
Letters
Annual General Meeting Notice

Journal September 1980

Editorial
Elgar Foundation Concerts
News & Record Launch
Elgar Cipher
Elgar & Bantock, pt.II
Journal Back Numbers List
Concert Diary
Record Reviews
Branch Reports
Annual Meeting Report
Letters

Journal January 1981

Editorial
News Items
Elgar Birthplace Report
Elgar’s Silver Salver
Wullner and “Gerontius”
New plaque at Ventnor
Pomp and Circumstance
Concert Diary
Caleb Jarvis – a photograph
Book Reviews
Record Reviews
Branch Reports
Letters

Journal May 1981

Editorial
AGM, Dinner & Statue Unveiling
New Elgar Records
International News
Malvern & Three Choirs Festivals
The Elgar Society-the Early Years
A Country Life…
Elgar in Hong Kong & Australia
Concert Diary
Book Review
Record Review
Branch Reports
Letters

Journal September 1981

Editorial
Worcester Statue & Wreath Ceremony
News Items
AGM & Dinner
Elgar & James Whewall
A Country Life. pt.II
Concert Diary
Book Reviews
Record Reviews
News from the Branches
Letters

Journal January 1982

Editorial
A.T.Shaw – Obituary
Bristol Radio Quiz
International News
Elgar, & Fight for Right Movement Elgar Birthplace News
The Fittons
Some Notes from Worcester
Memories of the Birthplace
Concert Diary
Record Reviews
News from the Branches
Starlight Express
Letters

Journal May 1982

Editorial
News Items
Three Choirs & Malvern Festivals
Elgar Plaques
Question and Answer
Birthplace News
Dorothy Howell – Obituary
Transcriptions of Elgar’s Music by P. L.Scowcroft
Philomusica Elgar Festival
Concert Diary
A Message, an Oath & a Bag of Stardust by K.E.L.Simmons
News from the Branches
Record Reviews
The Elgar Complete Edition – Review
Letters

Journal September 1982 

Guest Editorial
News Items
Choral Songs Record
Society AGM Report
W.H. Reed – a Musical Pilgrimage
Henry Coward. Pt.I.
Elgar – a Contemporary View, 1901 – 1902
International News
Book Reviews
Record Reviews
Concert Diary
Norwich Festival 1899
News from the Branches
Letters

Journal January 1983

Editorial
Record launch photograph
International News
R.P.S Programme 1925
Queen Alexandra’s Memorial Ode
Elgar Festival 1982
Henry Coward. Pt.II
Transcriptions of Elgar: A Postscript
Concert Diary
Record Reviews
News from the Branches
Letters

Journal May 1983

Editorial
Sir Adrian Boult, by Michael Pope
Obituaries – Walton, Howells, Day
News Items
Three Choirs and Malvern Festivals
Concert Notices
Jack McKenzie – a tribute
The Archive Answers Back. Pt.I
Concert Diary
Edward Elgar & the Carillon
Book Review
Record Reviews
News from the Branches
Letters

Journal September 1983

Editorial
Announcements
A.G.M. Report
Dutch Festival & Elgar Pilgrimage
“Gerontius” in Moscow
Elgar Play report
Chester concert report
The Archive Answers Back, pt.II.
South African Broadcast
Concert Diary
Elgar in America
Record Reviews
Book Review
News from the Branches
Letters

Journal January 1984

Editorial
News Items
Society Concerts
Society Records
Birthplace News
Memoir of the Birthplace
The Lady behind The Shower
Elgar Transcriptions, Part III
Concert Diary
Record & Book Reviews
Branch News
Article Brewer’s Emmaus
Salute to the other Elgar Society
Letters

Journal May 1984

Editorial
News Items
Percy Hull’s Memories of Elgar
Elgar & the London Symphony Orchestra
In Pursuit of a Forgotten ObligatoFestivals
Concert Retrospect
Concert Diary
Record & Book Reviews
Branch News
Letters

Journal September 1984

Editorial
News Items and Announcements
Further Notes on Severn House
Elgar and the Toronto Symphony
Elgar and Hardy
International Report
AGM and Malvern Dinner
Elgar in Rutland
A Vice-President’s Tribute
Concert Diary
Book Reviews
Record Reviews
Branch Reports
Letters

Journal January 1985

Editorial
News Items
Meeting with the Deiius Society
Elgar, A. C. Benson and 1914, by David Bury
Without Pedantry
Concert Diary
Record & Book Reviews
Branch News 24
Letters

Journal May 1985

Editorial
News Items
Articles
A Walk round the Elgars’ Worcester, Part 1 Elgar and Folk Song
Edward Elgar and Edward German, Part 1 Elgar’s Little Joke
Concert Diary and Festivals Book Review
Record Reviews
Branch News

Journal September 1985

Editorial
A Welsh Weekend
Edward German and Edward Elgar. Pt. II 10
News Items and Announcements
A Walk Round the Elgars’ Worcester. Pt. II
Concert Diary
Book Review
Record Reviews
Branch Reports
Letters

Journal January 1986

Editorial
News IT
A Walk around the Elgars’ Worcester. Pt III Elgar and Eric Coates
‘Moriah’ and the introduction and Allegro
Concert Diary
Record & Book Reviews
Branch News
Letters

Journal May 1986

Editorial
News Items and Announcements
Malvern and Three Choirs Festivals
Elgar at Ostend
My First Year with Elgar
The Music that Elgar did not Write
International News
Concert Diary
Book Reviews
Record Reviews
Branch Report
Letters

Journal September 1986

Edward Elgar – a Retrospect (1934)
Elgar – What Lay Behind . . .
The Real Answer to Elgar’s Riddle?
An Elgar Programme, 1880
A G M Report and News Items’
An Elgar World Premiere
Concert Diary
Record Reviews
Branch Reports
Letters
Musical Cross-Word

Journal January 1987

Editorial
Articles
Fritz Volbach on Elgar
Saga of the Recording of King Olaf
Elgar’s Notes on ‘In the South’
News Items and Announcements
Concert Diary
Book Review
Record Reviews
Branch Reports Letters
Crossword Solution

Journal May 1987

Editorial
Articles
Fritz Volbach on Elgar, Part II
Elgar – Benedict Rubbra’s Painting
‘My Dear Charlie’ – Elgar, Man of Letters
Notes of a Tour of North America
’In the South’
An Interesting Find
Elgar’s ‘Top Ten’
News Items and Announcements
Concert Diary
Book Reviews
Record Reviews
News from the Branches
Letters

Journal September 1987

Annual General Meeting, Loughborough
A 1906 View . . .
Choral Music for Triumph & Tragedy
Bavarian Highlands to Canadian Coast
News Items and Announcements
Visits to Cambridge and Settle
Concert Diary
Book Reviews
Record Reviews
Branch Reports
Letters

Journal January 1988

Editorial
News Items
Elgar as a Conductor
Premiere Elgar Recordings
The Beethoven Mask
60 Church Street, Hereford
Burglary
Concert Diary
Record Review
Branch Reports
Letters

Journal May 1988

Editorial
Sir August Manns
To My Friend Edward Elgar, by Dr. Grindrod
News items and announcements
Concert Diary
Book Reviews
Record Reviews
Branch Reports

Journal September 1988

Editorial
Elgar and Fritz Volbach
Hereford Church Street Plan Rejected
Elgar on Radio 3, 1987
Annual General Meeting Report and Malvern Weekend
News Items
Concert Diary
Two Elgar Programmes (illustrations)
Record Review and CD Round-Up
News from the Branches
Letters

Journal January 1989

Sir Edward Elgar and Cardinal Newman
Byrd, Birmingham and Elgar
A Sort of Anglican Eisteddfod
Elgar— the Astrological Connection
Elgar’s Cathedral
Elgar’s Music for Powick Asylum — review
Book Review
Record Reviews & CD Round-up
Branch News
Concert Diary

Journal May 1989

Editorial
Elgar & Mahler
The Last of Powick
Elgar’s Top Ten’ 1988
Elgar’s Astrological Connection, pt.II
First Elgar Choral Festival
News Items and Announcements
Concert Diary
Book Reviews
Record Reviews
Branch Reports
Birthplace News
Letters

Journal September 1989

News Items and Announcements
AGM Report and International News
Elgar Plaque Unveiling
Sir Adrian, by B. Hall-Mancey
Prisoners of Hope, by G. Hodgkins
Elgar’s New Part Songs, by A. J. Jaeger
Television Notice – ACB Concert Diary
Book Reviews
Record Reviews
Branch Reports Letters

Journal January 1990

Editorial and Apologia
A. T. Shaw Memorial Lecture, by Dr. Percy Young
A great Master on the Violin Concerto
A Letter to Elgar
Elgar in Philadelphia
Announcements and News Items
Concert Diary
Book Review
Branch News and National Event
Record Reviews
Letters

Journal May 1990

Editorial
Stockley introduces Elgar
An Elgar Preface
Letter from Sir Landon Ronald
Crown of India – a re-orchestration
Carice Irene Blake, by H. Sybil Wohlfeld
News Items and Announcements
Festivals
News from the Branches
Elgar’s Top Ten, 1989
Concert Diary
Book Review
Record Review
CD Roundup
Letters

Journal September 1990

AGM report
News Items and Announcements
Numerical Puzzle
Nuces Gowardienses
Nicholas Kilbum
Interview with Richard Hickox
Concert Diary
Record Reviews
News from the Branches
Letters

Journal January 1991

Editorial
An Open Letter
News Items and Announcements
Elgar Medal
Elgar Birthplace Development Appeal
Lady Hull: a memoir
Epigraph to the Violin Concerto
First Dublin ‘Gerontius’ Changes at the Birthplace
Concert Diary
Book Reviews
News from the Branches
Puzzle
Correction
Letters

Journal May 1991

Editorial
News Items and Announcements
Lady Hull – a memoir
Clock Chimes at Eton Socon
Elgar’s ‘Top Ten’, 1990
H. Sybil Wohlfeld – a memoir
Malvern and Three Choirs Festivals
Concert Diary
Book Reviews
Record Reviews
Television and Video Reviews Branch News
Letters
Answers to Quiz

Journal September 1991

Editorial
Lady Hull – a memoir – Part III
R.M.S. ‘Hildebrand’
In the North
The Elgar Hall
A.G.M. 1991
An Agreement: The Elgar Society and Friends of the Birthplace
A Salute to R.P.T.
Random Ramblings of an Elgarian Editor . . .
Reception at Highgrove
Concert Diary
Music Review
Book Review
Audio Tape Review
Record Reviews
Branch Reports
Letters

Journal January 1992

Editorial
Elgar and Programme Music – Part 1
Where Corals Lie by a Sleepy Lagoon
Elgar in America
Elgar Choral Festival
Leonard Slatkin
The Original Musical Wallpaper
Birthplace News
Elgar’s Worcester Sauce
Random Ramblings
Concert Diary
Music Review
Book Review
Concert Review
Branch Reports
Record Reviews
Letters

Journal May 1992

Editorial
The Hidden Theme in Elgar’s Enigma The Enigma again
Elgar and Programme Music – Part 11
Birthplace News
Elgar’s Top Ten 1991
Elgar Abroad
Annual General Meeting
Random Ramblings…
Proposed amendments to the Constitution
Concert Diary
Music Reviews
Record Reviews
Branch Reports
Letters

Journal September 1992

Editorial
Elgar and the other “E.E.”
Elgar in Crime Fiction
Elgar as Amanuensis
Annual General Meeting & a message from the Chairman
Obituaries : Sir Charles Groves. E.W.A.Jackson
Birthplace News
“The Elgar Edition” and Medal Presentation to Dr Moore
An American in London : Leonard Slatkin
Elgar Choral Festival
Random Ramblings…
Concert Diary
Reviews
Branch Reports
Letters

Journal January 1993

Editorial
Elgar as a conductor
Beatrice Harrison and the Cello Concerto
The Music Makers : an assessment
Elgar in stereo…
Obituary ; Gareth H.Lewis
Two initiatives with young people Birthplace News
Birthplace Appeal news and Schools’ Week Random Raunblings…
Concert Diary
Reviews
Bramch Reports
Letters

Journal May 1993

Edlitorial
Elgar as a Conductor – Part II
Obituaries : Alan Webb. Rodney Baldwyn
An Evening with Elgar
Conservation Subcommittee
Elgar’s Top Ten 1992
Birthplace News
Random Ramblings…
Concert Diary
Concert Reviews
Music Review
Book Review
Record Reviews
Branch Reports
Letters

Journal September 1993

Editorial
Elgar as a Conductor – Part 111 “The Fair Maud”
Elgar and the Class Society – Part I
Obituary : Melville Cook
Annual General Meeting 1993
Random Ramblings…
Concert Diary
Concert Review
Music Review
Video Review
Book Reviews
Record Reviews
Branch Reports
Letters

Journal January 1994

Editorial
Elgar and the Class Society – Part II
“Elgar’s Rondo” – reviews
Birthplace News
Developments at Broadheath
Discovering Elgar Country
Random Ramblings…
Concert Diary
Book Reviews
Record Reviews
Branch Reports
Letters

Journal May 1994

Editorial
Elgar and William Wolstenholme
Elgar – Fr James Holdroyd
Elgar and PeterWarlock
Annual General Meeting and Constitution Amendment
Elgar’s Broadwood Piano
Elgar’s Top Ten
Birthplace News
“Gerontius” Launch
Random Ramblings…
Concert Diary
Record Reviews
Branch Reports
Letters

Journal September 1994

Editorial
Another Piece in the Jigsaw
A Key to the Enigma
Menuhin records Elgar
Annual General Meeting
Exchange of Elgar Manuscripts
Cambridge Elgar Festival
Random Ramblings…
Concert Diary
Book Reviews
Record Reviews
Branch Reports
Letters

Journal November 1994

Editorial
Articles
Elgar eind Percy Pitt – Part I
Violin Sonatas by Elgar and Ireland
Birthplace News
Little Langleys
Random Ramblings…
Concert Diary
Record Reviews
Branch Reports
Letters

Journal March 1995

Editorial
Elgar and Percy Pitt – Part II
Elgar’s Passage to India
Elgar – the Cambridge Festival sermon
Wulstan Atkins at 90
Cambridge Elgar Festival
Elgar’s Spanish Lady
Annual General Meeting
Random Ramblings…
Concert Diary
Book Reviews
Video Review
Record Reviews
Branch Reports
Letters

Journal July 1995

Editorial
Articles
Elgar and Percy Pitt – Part 111
J B Priestley – North Country Elgarian
Elgar – the Leeds connection – Part I
Dame Janet Baker at Broadheath
Annual General Meeting 1995
Elgar Choral Festival 1994
Chetham’s School of Music
Random Ramblings…
Concert Diary
Record Reviews
Branch Reports
Letters
Information

Journal November 1995

Editorial
The Falstaff Manuscript Diaspora
Elgar – the Leeds connection – Part II
Obituary : Dr Herbert Sumsion
Obituary : Carol Holt
Elgar at Newmarket
Birmingham University Elgar Collection
Random Ramblings…
Concert Diaiy
Music & Record Review
Music Reviews
Book Reviews
Record Reviews
Branch Reports
Letters
Information

Journal March 1996

Editorial
Songs of Love and Death
Elgar’s Letters to Rosa Burley – Part 1
Annual General Meeting notice
Birthplace News
Elgar in Bonn
‘Elgar’s Tenth Muse’
Random Ramblings…
Concert Diary
Music Review
Book Reviews
Record Reviews
Branch Reports
Letters
Information

Journal July 1996

Editorial
Elgar’s letters to Rosa Burley – Part II
The Dream of Gerontius : a comparative review
Annual General Meeting 1996
The Novello Collection
Birthplace News
Random Ramblings…
Concert Diary
Concert Review
Video Review
Book Reviews
Record Reviews
Branch Reports
Letters
Information

Journal November 1996

Editorial
A Strange Apprenticeship – Elgar at Powick Spirit Insights
Gerontius – some memories of an amateur tenor
Birthplace News
Southern Branch at Brinkwells
Random Ramblings
Concert Diary
Concert Review
Book Reviews
Record Reviews
Branch Reports
Letters
Information

Journal March 1997

Editorial
Horatio Parker, Edward Elgar, and Choral Music…
Elgar and Tchaikovsky
Obituary : Dr Douglas Guest, C V O
Elgar in Mainz 1992-96
Music Review
Book Reviews
Record Reviews

Journal July 1977

Elgar’s ‘Brass Band Thing’
Elgar’s Third Symphony
Elgar’s Sketches… by Basil Maine
Elgar’s Unfinished Symphony
The Nightmare of Gerontius
Book Review
Record Reviews
Letters
100 years ago…

Journal November 1997

New Light on Elgar’s Enigma
A Source for Elgar’s Enigma
Elgar and Empire
Obituary : Sir Georg Solti
Book Reviews
Record Reviews
Letters
Birthplace Appeal News
100 years ago…

Journal March 1998

A Reading of Caractacus
Elgar In Belfast
Elgar and Light Music
Looking after Elgar’s ‘Beloved Country’
Tasmin Little on the Violin Concerto
Music and Record Review
Book Reviews
Record Reviews
Letters
100 years ago…

Journal July 1998

Elgar and Gerontius; the early performances (Part 1)
Reactions to Elgar/Payne Symphony no 3
Elgar and Light Music – further observations
Record Reviews
Letters
100 years ago…

Journal November 1998

Elgar & Gerontius… Part II
‘Elgar’s Favourite Picture’
A Minor Elgarian Enigma Solved
Thoughts from the Three Choirs Festival 1929
Obituary: Anthony Leighton Thomas
More on Elgar/Payne 3
Book Reviews
Record Reviews
Letters
100 years ago…