Elgar – Pomp And Circumstance March No. 1 Op. 39 Piano Solo arr. sheet music, Noten, partition

Edward Elgar – Pomp And Circumstance March No. 1 Op. 39 Piano Solo arr. sheet music, Noten, partition

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EDWARD ELGAR (1857/06/02 – 1934/02/23)

Born on June 2, 1857 near Worcester .

taught Self- , although his father collaborated with him in relation to the organ , an instrument that together with the violin he came to master.

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From 1873 to 1889 he was a violinist in the Worcester Glee Club Orchestra (1873), of which he would also become director and pianist (1879), having received some lessons from A. Pollitzer in 1877, directed by the Amateur Instrumental Society (1882 ).

He succeeded his father as organist at St. Georges Roman Catholic Church, Worcester, in 1885.

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In 1889 he married and resigned his position to dedicate himself to composing. Overture His Froissart premiered in 1890, bringing him popularity, although his talent was not recognized until 1899, when the Hungarian conductor Hans Richter performed Variations on an Original Theme . The composition, known as the Enigma Variations , is one of his best-known works. Geroncio’s Dream (1900), based on a poem by John Henry Newman , is considered his masterpiece.

His compositions are exemplary of the late romantic period and exhibit the influences of Wagner and Brahms . He composed the cantatas The Black Knight (1893) and Caractacus (1898), the oratorios The Apostles (1903) and The Kingdom (1906), a violin concerto in B minor, Opus 61 (1910), a cello concerto in E minor. opus 85 (1919) and 5 popular marches entitled Pomp and circumstance (1901-1907, 1930).

His orchestral production includes the Cockaigne overture (1902), the symphonic study Falstaff (1913) and two symphonies, in A flat major (1908) and in E flat major (1911).

Edward Elgar passed away on February 23, 1934, in Worcester. He was buried in the churchyard of St. Wulstan’s Church.

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