Salut d'Amour for violin and piano, Op. 12 (1888), arranged for clarinet, viola and piano by Trio Poetico:
Masaki Shirako, clarinet
Ayako Goto, viola
Sachio Yoshida, piano
Sir Edward Elgar (2 June 1857 – 3 February 1934) wrote Salut d'Amour (originally "Liebesgruss", "Love's Greeting") for his fiancee, Caroline Alice Roberts. The work was presented to her as a gift, in return for the following poem.
- And the wind, the wind went out to meet with the sun
- At the dawn when the night was done,
- And he racked the clouds in lofty disdain
- As they flocked in his airy train.
- And the earth was grey, and gray was the sky,
- In the hour when the stars must die;
- And the moon had fled with her sad, wan light,
- For her kingdom was gone with night.
- Then the sun upleapt in might and in power,
- And the worlds woke to hail the hour,
- And the sea stream’d red from the kiss of his brow,
- There was glory and light enow.
- To his tawny mane and tangle of flush
- Leapt the wind with a blast and a rush;
- In his strength unseen, in triumph upborne,
- Rode he out to meet with the morn!