Music Makers, The

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Music Makers, The. Ode, Op.69, for cont. or mez., ch., and orch. by Elgar, to poem by A. O'Shaughnessy (1844–81), in which several self-quotations occur (e.g. from Enigma Variations, 1st sym., vn. conc., etc.). Comp. 1911–12, with earlier sketches. F.p. Birmingham 1912. Also set for vv. and orch. by Kodály, 1964.