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ELGAR, Sir Edward (1857-1934). Composer.
Autograph Letter Signed ('Ed. Elgar') to Alfred Littleton of the publishers Novello's, 3½ pages 8vo, Langham Hotel, London, 'Thursday am' [8 July 1909]. Regretting that he cannot visit Brighton, making arrangements to rehearse 'the Dirge' (his 'Elegy for Strings'), and telling of his plans to go to Twickenham (to Kneller Hall where a marching song of his was performed.
'... I think the players would do it all right without me but if you like I am quite at your service tomorrow for a short time ...'
 Apparently unpublished, not in J N Moore Elgar and His Publishers.
[No: 5024]

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