Nimrod from Enigma Variations | E. Elgar | horn octet (and timpani)


Nimrod, variation IX from Elgar’s Enigma Variations was dedicated to Augustus J. Jaeger who was employed as music editor by the London publisher Novello & Co. He was a close friend of Elgar’s, giving him useful advice but also severe criticism, something Elgar greatly appreciated. Elgar later related how Jaeger had encouraged him as an artist and had stimulated him to continue composing despite setbacks. The name of the variation refers to Nimrod, an Old Testament patriarch described as “a mighty hunter before the Lord” – Jäger being German for hunter. (Wikipedia) Also available for horn quartet , trombone quartet & woodwind quintet

12 pages (score 3 pages, 8 horn parts & 1 timpani part)


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