Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1 for Band

Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1 for Band

By Edward Elgar / arr. Alfred Reed, M.J. Retford Grade: 4 Item: 36-M907002

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The most well-known of the Elgar's six marches, March No. 1 in D was completed in July 1901. Its central melody hails from before these dates, and as Elgar told a friend, “I've got a tune that will knock'em flat—knock'em flat!…a tune like that comes once in a lifetime….” It was premiered in October 1901 in Liverpool and was repeated in London a few days later. The result was sensational and had to be played a third time to restore order to the audience.

In the United States, the trio section “Land of Hope and Glory” is often known simply as “Pomp and Circumstance” or as “The Graduation March” and is played as the processional tune at many high school and college graduation ceremonies. It was first played in 1905 at Yale University, where Elgar had been invited to attend commencement and receive an honorary doctorate of music.  This edition for symphony band was transcribed by M.J. Retford and edited and revised by Alfred Reed.

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Series: LudwigMasters - Master Band Series
Composed by: Edward Elgar
Arranged by: M. J. Retford, Alfred Reed
Ensemble: Concert Band
Format: Conductor Score & Parts
Instrumentation: Concert Band
Page Count: 336
Item Number: 36-M907002
ISBN 10: 1-63361-882-X
ISBN 13: 978-1-63361-882-4
UPC: 679360639719

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