Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Other Stanton's Categories
 
Adagio
Add to Wishlist

Adagio

Sheet Music
Voicing/Format Organ Solo
Composer Elgar, Edward
Publisher Morning Star Music Publishers
Arranger Jennings, Kenneth
Grade Moderately Easy

Price: $7.00

Catalog #MSM10-741

UPC code: 688670107412

Unavailable for Digital Delivery
Preview Score:

An adaptation of "Nimrod," Variation IX in Edward Elgar's orchestral Enigma Variations. In this symphonic work each variation bears a title or the initials of a particular friend or family member. "Nimrod" is dedicated to a close friend, music critic Augustus Jaeger (Jaeger being the German word for hunter), and "Nimrod" being a Biblical person known as "a mighty hunter." According to Elgar's own notes, it reflects a discussion the two men had about the incomparable slow movements of Beethoven, and the opening bars were intended to suggest the beginning of the slow movement of the "Pathetique" Sonata. "Nimrod" has been considered by many to be the emotional heart of the entire work. As the most famous of the variations, it is often performed on solemn occasions. The tempo and expressive markings are taken directly from the original orchestral score. The organist may apply a wide array of dynamics and color to the work.

Today's News
  • Pertinent Professional Development

    Pertinent Professional Development

    by Jen Sper and Ken Tilger, School Music Specialists Professional development days/sessions can be of great benefit to educators – IF they are relevant and applicable to your subject area! We were honored to be invited to present sessions at... Read More ›

  • Simply Beautiful

    Simply Beautiful

    This collection of nineteen hymn arrangements has a wonderful selection of various hymn tunes and gospel songs.  Several arrangers have contributed to this book of sacred sheet music.  The arrangements vary in difficulty from simple to moderately difficult, and include... Read More ›

Visit Jukebox

Stanton's Jukebox is a specialized "wish list" that allows directors to research purchases, arrange concert programs, create personalized URLs, compare scores study and forward playlists to your students.