Sir Edward Elgar songs performed for first time

ElgarSir Edward Elgar was born on 2nd June 1857 in Broadheath, near Worcester. He is often cited as the first English composer of orchestral music. Many people like Elgar’s music because it reminds them of Victorian England. His rousing marches are patriotic, while pieces like Introduction and Allegro capture the beauty of the English countryside.

Experts at the University of Bristol stumbled across the two songs while looking inside one of Elgar’s untidy sketchbooks stored at the British Library. Thinking them unworthy of public performance, Edward Elgar crossed out the scores and scrawled parts of new tunes on top of them.

The Muleteer’s Serenade and The Millwheel (Winter), which were found in Elgar’s sketchbooks at the British Library, were heard at the Elgar Birthplace Museum near Worcester.