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