Composer: Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
Duration: 2.5 minutes
Instrumentation: Bb Trumpet Quartet
Salut d’Amour (Love’s Greeting) is a beautiful love song written in 1888 for violin and piano. It was given as an engagement present for his partner Caroline Alice Roberts. The first ever public performance of the work was the full orchestra version, and it has been reworked many times for different instrumentations since. This version for trumpet quartet has been idiomatically reworked into Bb major. It’s a perfect short concert item of a well known song, any well tuned ensemble can really enjoy the chromatic harmony and romantic rubato.