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Nimrod from the Enigma Variations (for String Quartet)

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By Edward Elgar

String Quartet String Quartet - Level 4 - Digital Download
Composed by Edward Elgar (1857-1934). Arranged by Joel Jacklich (ASCAP). Contemporary, Romantic Period. Score and parts. 8 pages. Joel Jacklich #2069179. Published by Joel Jacklich (A0.723046).

Item Number: A0.723046

The story is told of how Elgar, returning home from giving violin lessons, sat down at the piano and, to unwind, began improvising. Alice commented favourably on the tune that emerged and Elgar responded by suggesting how certain of their friends might play it. Out of that spontaneous exchange grew the idea of the Enigma Variations, the work that finally secured Elgar’s reputation as a composer of national, even international, standing. It remains one of the most popular works in the classical repertoire.The Ninth Variation - "Nimrod" represents A. J. Jaeger, Elgar’s great friend whose encouragement did much to keep Elgar going during the period when he was struggling to secure a lasting reputation - the variation allegedly captures a discussion between them on Beethoven’s slow movements.This piece has long been associated with official state mourning in Britain, and is used for state frunerals, much as Samuel Barber’s "Adagio for Strings" is used in the United States.

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    Roxanne ZS
    Waukegan, IL
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  • September 26, 2019 Nimrod from Enigma Variations by Elgar

    Needed some slow tempo pieces for a visitation, and this was a winner. Tasteful, elegant arrangement. All the great melodies and supporting harmonies are here as well as lots of range for the dynamics. Great expression opportunities in this piece. So happy to have found this- it is a solid...

    arrangement from start to finish.

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