Salut d'Amour does not sound like a typical work by its composer Edward Elgar, perhaps because he was young and in love at the time. It was written as an affectionate gift to the woman who was to become his wife with the dedication "To Carice", an abbreviation for "Caroline Alice". It was originally given its German name Liebesgruss because she spoke German fluently, but it is now best-known under the French title "Salut d'Amour" though its German and English titles are also sometimes used. It is a song-like sentimental work with a strong melody which flows passionately. Although Elgar's original work was for Violin and Piano in E major, he also created several arrangements of it for different combinations of instruments. All the arrangements have subtle yet interesting differences to make the music more suitable for their respective instruments. On mfiles in addition to this original version, we also have the versions for Cello and Piano (in D) and for Piano Solo (in E) although other arrangements are also commonly heard and recorded.
The Violin & Piano version is included by the violinist Nicola Benedetti on her recent album (pictured above) whose main work is the Elgar Violin Concerto. For this original version you can download the sheet music parts, midi and mp3 files using the links on the left hand menu. Below is a video to illustrate this arrangement. Below that you can play the mp3 file or view the sheet music.
Here is a video of Elgar's Salut d'Amour Op.12 for violin and piano:
The audio controls below allow you to play the mp3 version of Elgar's Salut d'Amour Op.12 for violin and piano or you can download the MP3 file. You can also download the midi version of Elgar's Salut d'Amour Op.12 for violin and piano or alternatively edit/play the midi file.
The image below is the first page of the sheet music, and here you can download the full sheet music for Elgar's Salut d'Amour Op.12 for violin and piano in PDF format.