Sir Edward Elgar
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1857-06-02
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Sir Edward William Elgar, 1st Baronet, (2 June 1857 – 23 February 1934) was an English composer, many of whose works have entered the British and international classical concert repertoire. Among his best-known compositions are orchestral works including the Enigma ...

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Biography

Sir Edward William Elgar, 1st Baronet, (2 June 1857 – 23 February 1934) was an English composer, many of whose works have entered the British and international classical concert repertoire. Among his best-known compositions are orchestral works including the Enigma Variations, the Pomp and Circumstance Marches, concertos for violin and cello, and two symphonies. He also composed choral works, including The Dream of Gerontius, chamber music and songs. He was appointed Master of the King's Musick in 1924.

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Sir Edward Elgar
Promenade No. 3 for winds
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Promenade No. 3 for winds Promenade No. 3 for winds Promenade No. 3 for winds Promenade No. 3 for winds
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Nimrod, from Variations on an original theme ('Enigma') Op.36 for orchestra
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Nimrod, from Variations on an original theme ('Enigma') Op.36 for orchestra Nimrod, from Variations on an original theme ('Enigma') Op.36 for orchestra Nimrod, from Variations on an original theme ('Enigma') Op.36 for orchestra Nimrod, from Variations on an original theme ('Enigma') Op.36 for orchestra
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CORONATION MARCH (1911) OP.65
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CORONATION MARCH (1911) OP.65 CORONATION MARCH (1911) OP.65 CORONATION MARCH (1911) OP.65 CORONATION MARCH (1911) OP.65
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Pastourelle, Op.4’2
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Pastourelle, Op.4’2 Pastourelle, Op.4’2 Pastourelle, Op.4’2 Pastourelle, Op.4’2
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The Dream of Gerontius
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The Dream of Gerontius The Dream of Gerontius The Dream of Gerontius The Dream of Gerontius
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Serenade for Strings (Op.20) in E minor
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Serenade for Strings (Op.20) in E minor Serenade for Strings (Op.20) in E minor Serenade for Strings (Op.20) in E minor Serenade for Strings (Op.20) in E minor
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Great Is The Lord (Psalm 48) Op. 67
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Great Is The Lord (Psalm 48) Op. 67 Great Is The Lord (Psalm 48) Op. 67 Great Is The Lord (Psalm 48) Op. 67 Great Is The Lord (Psalm 48) Op. 67
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Sea pictures for mezzo-soprano and orchestra (Op.37), no.4; Where corals lie
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Sea pictures for mezzo-soprano and orchestra (Op.37), no.4; Where corals lie Sea pictures for mezzo-soprano and orchestra (Op.37), no.4; Where corals lie Sea pictures for mezzo-soprano and orchestra (Op.37), no.4; Where corals lie Sea pictures for mezzo-soprano and orchestra (Op.37), no.4; Where corals lie
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Overture 'Froissart'
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Overture 'Froissart' Overture 'Froissart' Overture 'Froissart' Overture 'Froissart'
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Sonata no. 1 in G major Op.28 for organ, arr. Jacob: 4th mvt; Presto
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Sonata no. 1 in G major Op.28 for organ, arr. Jacob: 4th mvt; Presto Sonata no. 1 in G major Op.28 for organ, arr. Jacob: 4th mvt; Presto Sonata no. 1 in G major Op.28 for organ, arr. Jacob: 4th mvt; Presto Sonata no. 1 in G major Op.28 for organ, arr. Jacob: 4th mvt; Presto
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SALUT D'AMOUR
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SALUT D'AMOUR SALUT D'AMOUR SALUT D'AMOUR SALUT D'AMOUR
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Symphony No. 2 in E flat major
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Symphony No. 2 in E flat major Symphony No. 2 in E flat major Symphony No. 2 in E flat major Symphony No. 2 in E flat major
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Chanson De Matin, Op.15 No.2
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Chanson De Matin, Op.15 No.2 Chanson De Matin, Op.15 No.2 Chanson De Matin, Op.15 No.2 Chanson De Matin, Op.15 No.2
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The Wand of youth - suite no. 1 (Op.1a): Sun dance
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The Wand of youth - suite no. 1 (Op.1a): Sun dance The Wand of youth - suite no. 1 (Op.1a): Sun dance The Wand of youth - suite no. 1 (Op.1a): Sun dance The Wand of youth - suite no. 1 (Op.1a): Sun dance
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Sea Pictures Op.37 For Mezzo-Soprano And Orchestra
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Sea Pictures Op.37 For Mezzo-Soprano And Orchestra Sea Pictures Op.37 For Mezzo-Soprano And Orchestra Sea Pictures Op.37 For Mezzo-Soprano And Orchestra Sea Pictures Op.37 For Mezzo-Soprano And Orchestra
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Chanson de matin (Op.15`2) arr. for chamber orchestra...
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Chanson de matin (Op.15`2) arr. for chamber orchestra... Chanson de matin (Op.15`2) arr. for chamber orchestra... Chanson de matin (Op.15`2) arr. for chamber orchestra... Chanson de matin (Op.15`2) arr. for chamber orchestra...
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Sospiri (Op.70) vers. for str, harp & org
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Sospiri (Op.70) vers. for str, harp & org Sospiri (Op.70) vers. for str, harp & org Sospiri (Op.70) vers. for str, harp & org Sospiri (Op.70) vers. for str, harp & org
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Variations on an original theme ('Enigma') for orch (Op.36),Variation 9; Nimrod
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Variations on an original theme ('Enigma') for orch (Op.36),Variation 9; Nimrod Variations on an original theme ('Enigma') for orch (Op.36),Variation 9; Nimrod Variations on an original theme ('Enigma') for orch (Op.36),Variation 9; Nimrod Variations on an original theme ('Enigma') for orch (Op.36),Variation 9; Nimrod
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Sabbath Morning at Sea (from Sea Pictures)
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Sabbath Morning at Sea (from Sea Pictures) Sabbath Morning at Sea (from Sea Pictures) Sabbath Morning at Sea (from Sea Pictures) Sabbath Morning at Sea (from Sea Pictures)
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Scenes from the saga of King Olaf Op.30: As torrents in summer
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Scenes from the saga of King Olaf Op.30: As torrents in summer Scenes from the saga of King Olaf Op.30: As torrents in summer Scenes from the saga of King Olaf Op.30: As torrents in summer Scenes from the saga of King Olaf Op.30: As torrents in summer
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Serenade for string orchestra (Op.20) in E minor
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Serenade for string orchestra (Op.20) in E minor Serenade for string orchestra (Op.20) in E minor Serenade for string orchestra (Op.20) in E minor Serenade for string orchestra (Op.20) in E minor
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Pomp and circumstance marches (Op.39), no.1 in D major
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Pomp and circumstance marches (Op.39), no.1 in D major Pomp and circumstance marches (Op.39), no.1 in D major Pomp and circumstance marches (Op.39), no.1 in D major Pomp and circumstance marches (Op.39), no.1 in D major
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Biography

Sir Edward William Elgar, 1st Baronet, (2 June 1857 – 23 February 1934) was an English composer, many of whose works have entered the British and international classical concert repertoire. Among his best-known compositions are orchestral works including the Enigma Variations, the Pomp and Circumstance Marches, concertos for violin and cello, and two symphonies. He also composed choral works, including The Dream of Gerontius, chamber music and songs. He was appointed Master of the King's Musick in 1924.

Although Elgar is often regarded as a typically English composer, most of his musical influences were not from England but from continental Europe. He felt himself to be an outsider, not only musically, but socially. In musical circles dominated by academics, he was a self-taught composer; in Protestant Britain, his Roman Catholicism was regarded with suspicion in some quarters; and in the class-conscious society of Victorian and Edwardian Britain, he was acutely sensitive about his humble origins even after he achieved recognition. He nevertheless married the daughter of a senior British army officer. She inspired him both musically and socially, but he struggled to achieve success until his forties, when after a series of moderately successful works his Enigma Variations (1899) became immediately popular in Britain and overseas. He followed the Variations with a choral work, The Dream of Gerontius (1900), based on a Roman Catholic text that caused some disquiet in the Anglican establishment in Britain, but it became, and has remained, a core repertory work in Britain and elsewhere. His later full-length religious choral works were well received but have not entered the regular repertory.

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