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Pomp and Circumstance Military March No 1

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Sir Edward Elgar

Sir Edward Elgar (trans. M.J. Retford; ed. Alfred Reed)


This work bears the designation Opus 39, No. 1.


General Info

Year: 1901 / 2000
Duration: c. 6:00
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Masters Music Publications
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $80.00   |   Score Only (print) - $12.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III-IV
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
B-flat Contrabass Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Saxophone
E-flat Alto Saxophone
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
B-flat Cornet I-II
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium
Tuba
String Bass
Organ (optional)
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Glockenspiel
  • Sleigh Bells (notated as "Jingles")
  • Snare Drum
  • Tambourine
  • Triangle


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

The Pomp and Circumstance Marches (full title Pomp and Circumstance Military Marches), Op. 39, are a series of marches for orchestra composed by Sir Edward Elgar. March No. 1 was composed in 1901 and dedicated "to my friend Alfred E. Rodewald and the members of the Liverpool Orchestral Society".

The best known of the set, March No. 1 had its premiere, along with the more reserved second March, in Liverpool on 19 October 1901, with Elgar conducting the Liverpool Orchestral Society. Both marches were played two days later at a London Promenade Concert in the Queen's Hall London, conducted by Henry Wood, with March No. 1 played second, and the audience "...rose and yelled... the one and only time in the history of the Promenade concerts that an orchestral item was accorded a double encore."

The Trio contains the tune known as Land of Hope and Glory. In the United States, the Trio is often known simply as "Pomp and Circumstance" or as "The Graduation March" and is played as the processional tune at virtually all high school and some college graduation ceremonies. It was first played at such a ceremony on 28 June 1905, at Yale University.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


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Performances

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  • Virginia Grand Military Band (Alexandria) (Loras John Schissel, conductor) – 3 March 2018
  • Atascadero (Calif.) Community Band (Randy Schwalbe, conductor) – 12 July 2016


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