Founded by Colin Bradbury in 1997, Lazarus Edition is making available masterpieces of nineteenth century wind music long since out of print. Named after the distinguished Victorian clarinettist Henry Lazarus, the original purpose of the Edition was to publish the works for clarinet and piano which Colin Bradbury and Oliver Davies had researched throughout Europe and recorded for Clarinet Classics and Divine Art. These range from Italian operatic fantasies to European drawing room pieces, all of them works which were favourites in Victorian and Edwardian England. Sixteen of these have now appeared in Lazarus Edition, together with five songs with clarinet obbligato by the 19th century composers Macfarren, Spaeth, Kalliwoda and Mariano Obiols. In addition, we have made available Arthur Campbell’s masterly arrangement for wind nonet of Sullivan’s overture to Iolanthe.
In 2007 the first flute piece appeared in Lazarus Edition. The Suite for Flute and Pianoforte by Edward German was written for his friend the virtuoso flautist Frederick Griffith, and it had a rapturous reception from critics and public alike at its first performance, with German at the piano, in 1892. They played it together on numerous occasions thereafter. German went on to write for Griffith Saltarello, a brilliant encore piece, and Old English Melody ("Early one morning"), both now available in Lazarus Edition. Early in 2013 we completed the set with the gentle and charming Intermezzo.
Our music is printed in 12" x 9" format by Halstan and Co., the leading music engravers and printers in the United Kingdom. It is available from good music shops or direct from Lazarus Edition. Orders from outside the United Kingdom are welcome, and payment is accepted in any currency via PayPal.