Pomp and Circumstance

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Title given by Elgar (quoting Act 3 of Shakespeare's Othello) to set of 5 marches for sym. orch., Op.39: No.1 in D major and No.2 in A minor, comp. and f.p. Liverpool 1901; No.3 in C minor, comp. and f.p. London 1904; No.4 in G major, comp. and f.p. London 1907; No.5 in C major, comp. and f.p. London 1930; No.6 in G minor, perf. vers. by A. Payne, f.p. 2006. Altered trio section of No.1 became finale, with words by A. C. Benson beginning ‘Land of Hope and Glory’, of Coronation Ode 1902.

Subjects: Music.

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