Reading List & Bibliography

A Selected Bibliography

The resurgence in Elgarian scholarship and the ever increasing interest in Elgar, his life and work have resulted in an vast expansion of publishing activity. Below is a brief, selected bibliography highlighting some of the important landmarks of Elgar literature.

The publications listed here, together with a wide range of other books and pamphlets can be obtained through the Elgar Birthplace Museum shop.

In the absence of an exhaustive bibliography, the links at the foot of this page will access a wider range of published items.

For those wishing to consult articles featured in the Elgar Society Journals, these may be accesses through the Archive tab on the navigation bar of this site.

Elgar in Manuscript


British Library,1990

Elgar in the ‘Master Musicians


Dent, 1993

The Elgar-Atkins Friendship

Wulstan ATKINS

David & Charles, 1984

Portrait of Elgar


3rd edn, OUP, 1987

The Life of Elgar


CUP, 2004

Elgar Studies

Raymond MONK (ed)

Scolar, 1990; reissued by Ashgate

Edward Elgar : Music and Literature

Raymond MONK (ed)

Scolar, 1993; resissued by Ashgate

Edward Elgar: a Creative Life

Jerrold Northrop MOORE

OUP, 1984

Elgar and his Publishers: Letters of a Creative Life

Jerrold Northrop MOORE

2 vols, OUP, 1987)

Edward Elgar: The Windflower Letters

Jerrold Northrop MOORE

Clarendon, 1989

Edward Elgar: Letters of a Lifetime

Jerrold Northrop MOORE

Clarendon, 1990

Edward Elgar : Memories of a Variation

Mrs Richard POWELL

4th edn, Scolar, 1994, reissued by Ashgate

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