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E. Elgar - Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1 - arr. for String Quartet by Gerald Manning

Year of composition
Gerald Manning
Gerald Manning
Difficult (Grades 7+)
6 minutes
Classical music
String quartet
Instrumental parts

The root of Elgar�s work is his gift for melody while his harmonic structures are richly diverse, sometimes chromatic at others touchingly diatonic; his orchestration is brilliant and colourful with particularly impressive use of string textures. Edward Elgar�s first four Pomp and Circumstance marches were composed between 1901-07; the trio of the first march in D which very quickly became the song �Land of Hope and Glory� made Elgar unofficial national musical laureate; he succeeded to the post of Master of the King�s Music in 1924.

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