Sheet Music: Chanson de Matin

TitleChanson de Matin
Opus numberOp. 15, No. 2
ComposerEdward Elgar (1857–1934)
InstrumentationFlute and Piano
KeyB-flat major
Time signature2/4
Tempo84 BPM
Performance time2:40
Difficulty levelintermediate
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Date added2010-04-03
Last updated2013-03-04
Download popularity index☆☆☆☆☆ 3.3 (popular)
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Saturday 3 April 2010

Tune of the Day: Chanson de Matin

by Sir Edward Elgar

“Chanson de Matin” (literally “Morning Song”) was originally composed by Edward Elgar for violin and piano; later, the English composer also arranged it for a small orchestra. It was first published in 1899, though it is thought that it was almost certainly written in 1889 or 1890.

This “song” (the French chanson does mean “song”, although this piece is an instrumental one) has often invited comparison with its companion piece, “Chanson de Nuit”, and though critically it has been described as less profound, its fresh melodic appeal has made it way more popular.