Edwardiana (download)

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Edwardiana (download)

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INTRODUCTION

The main theme for this occasional piece started life as part of a suite for brass band. The extended orchestral version which appears in these pages was written for a concert dedicated to the work of Elgar. Four contemporary composers were asked to write companion pieces to some of Elgar's best known compositions. I got "Nimrod" from the "Enigma" variations. This explains the title of the piece and the reference in the score to techniques and sometimes snatches of tunes from Elgar's oevre. You might notice the odd bar of "Sea Pictures", the 'Cello Concerto or "Land of Hope and Glory". 
The piece works well in outdoor settings involving flag-waving.

Andy Jackson

   

INSTRUMENTATION

Instrument                      
Flute & Piccolo                     
Oboe                                        
Clarinet 1 & 2     
Bassoon     
Horn 1 & 2     
Trumpet     
Trombone    
Percussion     
Violin 1    
Violin 2     
Viola     
Cello     
Bass