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Nimrod (Enigma Variations No. 9)

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Edward Elgar's "Enigma Variations" is a cornerstone of British classical music. Variation number 9 was written in honor of Elgar's friend, firm supporter, and most earnest critic, publisher August Jager. The name "Nimrod" refers to the biblical hunter of the same name, an homage to Jager's name, which is "hunter" in German. Elgar's "Nimrod" is often played as a standalone piece by orchestras all over the world, and is often thought to be the British counterpart to American composer Samuel Barber's "Adagio for Strings".

This arrangement is for clarinet quartet (3 soprano clarinets and 1 bass clarinet). It is technically simple enough for any proficient player, yet contains amazing emotional depth as a chorale-style work.

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Score Sample (1 pg. pdf)

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