The Quintet was first performed on 21 May 1919, by the pianist William Murdoch, the violinists Albert Sammons and W. H. Reed, the violist Raymond Jeremy and the cellist Felix Salmond. These players included some of the composer's musical confidantes – Reed worked with him on the Violin Concerto and the Third Symphony, and Salmond worked on the Cello Concerto with him. Albert Sammons later made the first complete recording of the Violin Concerto.

Date of composition 1919 (1918-1919)
First published 1919
Type Quintet
Tonality A Minor
Catalogue Op. 84
Instruments Viola
2x Violin
Autotranslations beta Edward Elgar: Quintette pour piano en la mineur, Op. 84
Edward Elgar: Quintetto per pianoforte in la minore, Op. 84
Edward Elgar: Quintett für Klavier a-moll, Op. 84