Elgar - Nimrod from Enigma Variations for Brass Ensemble
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Nimrod, the ninth variation from Elgar's masterpiece Op. 36, "Enigma Variations" (1898-99) is possibly the most recognized work in the Classical repertoire. There are so many adjectives to describe this piece of genius: Stately, majestic, serious, solemn, moving, noble, languid, stoic, enduring and sublime. There are few works in the repertoire that bring forth such strong emotions as this work, which is often performed for funerals and for Remembrance Day services.
Jim Tempest's arrangement, for moderately advanced performers is scored for an 11-part Brass Ensemble of: 4 Trumpets in B-flat (includes a Piccolo Trumpet part up to a high C concert), 2 Horns in F, 3 Trombones, Euphonium and Tuba. Included are substitute Horn parts for Trumpet 3 and Euphonium (this part may also be performed on the Trombone).