Elgar - Nimrod from the Engima Variations for Trombone Quartet
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Nimrod, the ninth variation from Elgar's masterpiece Op. 36, "Enigma Variations" (1898-99) is one of the most recognized works 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 Memorial Day / Remembrance Day services.
Mr. Sauer's arrangement is dedicated to the memory of the late Milt Stevens. This arrangement is three to four minutes in length, and is appropriate for an advanced performer for the top part, and is of moderate difficulty for the rest.