Elgar’s majestic masterpiece from the Enigma Variations.
Elgar, E
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. A version for saxophone ensemble is also available from Saxtet Publications.

The E-Edition PDF bundle comes with the following:

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

Alternative parts
Alto Saxophone 1 (alternative to Soprano Saxophone)

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

1 review for Nimrod

  1. tom.saxtet

    A very nice arrangement of this much loved Elgar piece. It does, however, fall into the category of ‘easy notes difficult music’. It goes without saying that strict adherence to the many dynamic variations is essential, but the factors critical to playing this piece well are phrasing and breathing. If either of these is not carefully applied by all four players working together then the piece is spoiled. Having said that, when phrasing, breathing and dynamics are controlled across the quartet and thoughtfully applied then it’s a beautiful addition to the repertoire when the occasion requires it.
    Peter Boyd, 3.3.12

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