The late Patric Standford may have written these short pieces deliberately to provoke our feedback. If so, his success is reflected in the rich range of readers' comments appearing at the foot of most of the pages.
RECENT: Defining Our Field - what is 'classical music' to us, why are we involved and what can we learn from our differences? Read John Dante Prevedini's essay, watch the panel discussion and make your own comments.
Acuta Music is a publishing company based in Ledbury, Herefordshire, UK, and run by Robert Kay.
The company specialises in late Elgar Editions, and is the original publisher of the Severn Suite (version for full orchestra), Civic Fanfare, Soliloquy for Oboe, Empire March (original orchestral version), Mina and the King Arthur Suite - six late works which were never made publicly available during the composer's lifetime. Elgar's 1932 arrangement of the Chopin Funeral March and an early oboe work (Andante and Allegro, written when Elgar was twenty-one) are also available.
Orchestral sets of Acuta editions are available from Goodmusic Publishing.
Further information: acutamusic.co.uk
An Ever-Active Hive - Robert Anderson examines the latest score from Acuta Music
Most Welcome - The first edition of two Elgar movements for oboe quartet, reviewed by Robert Anderson
Much Augmented - A new score of Elgar's 'Arthur', perused by Robert Anderson
A Model of Clarity - A new score of Elgar's 'Mina', appraised by Robert Anderson
A Major Pleasure - A new study score of Elgar's 'Empire March', reviewed by Robert Anderson