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 for a larger saxophone ensemble, also available from Saxtet Publications.
The E-Edition PDF bundle comes with the following parts:
Soprano Saxophone 1
Soprano Saxophone 2
Alto Saxophone 1
Alto Saxophone 2
Tenor Saxophone 1 (alternative to Alto Saxophone 3)
Tenor Saxophone 2 (alternative to Alto Saxophone 4)
Baritone Saxophone 1
Baritone Saxophone 2
Alto Saxophone 3 (alternative to Tenor Saxophone 1)
Alto Saxophone 4 (alternative to Tenor Saxophone 2)
“Nimrod” is also available in hard-copy from June Emerson Wind Music.