Elkin & Co.

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Usual plain cover 1911
Cover of a Scott work 1909
Special decorative cover 1914
Decorative cover ca.1905

History

Elkin & Co was a small family-owned London music publisher that was started in 1903 by Robert Elkin. The Elkin family sold their catalog and company to Novello & Co in the 1960's.

During the first four decades of the 20th century Elkin was a prolific publisher of mainly short works by contemporary British composers for piano or voice and piano. Major composers were Cyril Scott, Brian Hope, William Baines, Geoffrey Bush, C.S. Lang and Roger Quilter.

After the sale of the company by Robert's Elkin's Grandson, Bill Elkin, Bill and his wife opened William Elkin Music Services, which specialized in the distribution of wholesale music.

There are now two Elkin companies: Elkin International in Asheville, North Carolina U.S.A. managed by Dr. Sloan, and William Elkin Music Services in Norwich, U.K. Both companies are distributors rather than publishers.

Plate Numbers

Plate Composer Work Year
405(7) Rubinstein 6 Lieder von Heine, Op.32 1907
607 Hinton Pieces for Piano, Op.29 1911
792 Elgar Carissima 1914
831 Elgar Carillon, Op.75 1914
878 Elgar Une voix dans le désert, Op.77 1916
927 Barratt Coronach 1917
1048 Baines 7 Preludes 1919
1049 Baines Paradise Gardens 1919
1161 Scott Pastoral Suite 1913
1237 Baines Silverpoints 1921
1260 Szántó In Japan 1922
1291 Baines Tides 1922
1323, 1325-26 Baines 3 Concert Studies 1922