Sample of "Nimrod" from the National Saxophone Choir album, "Sax to the Max!".


Elgar’s majestic masterpiece from the Enigma Variations arranged for saxophone ensemble.
Elgar, E
Sno/S . SS AAA TTT BB . B/Bs
3 minutes
2, 3



Elgar is probably Britain’s most famous composer of early 20th Century, and represents British Romanticism at its best. Nimrod was originally Variation No. 9 from his Enigma Variations, and pays a subtle homage to Beethoven. Nimrod now stands as a piece in its own right and has been affectionately adopted as the soundtrack to official British state mourning. This arrangement for saxophone choir captures Elgar’s noble and majestic orchestration exploiting the saxophones’ string-like qualities.

“Nimrod” is also published as a saxophone octet, also available from Saxtet Publications.

The E-Edition PDF bundle comes with the following parts:

Standard parts
Soprano Saxophone 1 (alternative to Sopranino Saxophone)
Soprano Saxophone 2
Soprano Saxophone 3
Alto Saxophone 1
Alto Saxophone 2
Alto Saxophone 3
Tenor Saxophone 1
Tenor Saxophone 2
Tenor Saxophone 3
Baritone Saxophone 1
Baritone Saxophone 2
Baritone Saxophone 3 (alternative to Bass Saxophone)

Alternative & optional parts
Sopranino Saxophone (alternative to Soprano Saxophone 1)
Bass Saxophone (alternative to Baritone Saxophone 3)

“Nimrod” is also available in hard-copy from June Emerson Wind Music.


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