Elgar, Edward (Sauer) Nimrod, from Enigma Variations, op 36

Trombone Quartets

  • Elgar, Edward (Sauer)

    Nimrod, from Enigma Variations, op 36 (Sauer)

    Romantic (1899). Nimrod, the ninth variation from Elgar's masterpiece "Enigma Variations" (1898-99) is one of the most recognized works in the classical repertoire. There are so many adjectives to describe this piece of genius: stately, majestic, serious, solemn, moving, noble, languid, stoic, enduring and sublime. There are few works in the repertoire that bring forth such strong emotions as this work, which is often performed for funerals and for Memorial Day / Remembrance Day services. Mr. Sauer's arrangement is dedicated to the memory of the late Milt Stevens. This arrangement of 3-4 minutes in length is appropriate for an advanced performer on the top part and is of moderate difficulty for the rest.

    (YouTube performance by Andrea Conti, Andrea Bandini, Michel Becquet and James Gourlay at a memorial for Steve Witser in 2009. Opens new window)

    • Category: Trombone Quartets
    • Item: 103150
    • Grade/Level: Advanced
    • Price: $21.95

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