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Nobly, in a noble style. Directive closely, almost exclusively, assoc. with mus. of Elgar, who first used it in a pubd. score in the pf. transcription of ‘Nimrod’ in the Enigma Variations (1899), but not in full score. First used in pubd. orch. score in Cockaigne concert‐ov., 1901. Though widely regarded as symbol of Elgar's ‘ceremonial’ manner, it should be noted that he did not apply it to the Pomp and Circumstance marches, nor to the Coronation Ode, but used it for themes of a particular emotional intensity, as in the vn. and vc. concs., and the syms. Vaughan Williams also used the term in his Coastal Command film mus., 1942.

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