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Next to Pomp and Circumstance, utilized endlessly in graduation marches, the Nimrod movement (Variation IX) from Edward Elgar’s Enigma Variations is probably his best-known work. It is a gorgeous, slow, moving work that tugs at the heartstrings. It works well for brass octet, and would be a great piece for brass choir.

One of the reasons I like to write for brass octet is the variety of timbres available - Nimrod is scored for Eb Trumpet, 2 Flugelhorns, French Horn, Trombone, 2 Euphoniums, and Tuba . It is a deliberately dark, sonorous sound.

Nimrod sells for $18.00 for the hard copy,                                          $15 for the pdf’s

Nimrod is not recorded, so the mP3’s are FINALE MIDI audio extracts (not a great sound, but you can get the idea of what the piece sounds like).

Nimrod - R. Volkmann
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