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From "Enigma Variations"
|PRODUCT CATEGORY||Concert Band|
|EDITION NO.||EFC 025|
|YEAR OF RELEASE||2023|
|PUBLISHER||Edition Franco Cesarini|
|Nimrod is the name given to the ninth and best-known variation in Edward Elgar’s Enigma Variations, an orchestral work of 14 variations on an original theme composed between 1898 and 1899. Each variation is also a portrait of one of 14 members of Elgar's family and circle of friends. A celebrated work, Nimrod is a portrait of Augustus Johannes Jaeger, who in addition to being his best friend was also Elgar's editor.|
The variations all represent a series of portraits and as such are entitled with a name or initials that identify the person. Biblically, Nimrod is a great hunter of the Old Testament, thus representing his muse through a play on words: Jäger in German means 'hunter'. The melody appears to represent a nocturnal stroll during which the two discuss Ludwig van Beethoven's slow movements; the first eight bars, in fact, recall the beginning of the second movement of the Pathétique Piano Sonata.
An arrangement of classical music signed by Franco Cesarini which stands out for its skilful and careful instrumentation.
Set (Score and Parts)
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