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Gerontius, Elgar, and the Task of Setting a Vision to Music

Sir Edward William Elgar  (2 June 1857 – 23 February 1934)

Sir Edward William Elgar (2 June 1857 – 23 February 1934)

Edward Elgar is perhaps best known in the United States as the composer of “Pomp and Circumstance,” the tune to which our high school and college graduates regularly march on the way to the podium to receive their diplomas.

More formally, there are six “Pomp and Circumstance Marches,” and the bit used for graduations is the “Land of Hope and Glory” passage … Continue Reading

JSM Book Notes: Great Quotes and Other Musical Matters


JustsSheetMusic Book Notes

At irregular intervals here at JustSheetMusic, we let our readers know about some of the new books on a range of musical subjects that are always falling off the presses, or downloading themselves into email in-boxes. Today is another of those days.

Hell Yeah! The best quotes in rock ‘n’ roll history By Ryan Birdland

Triple L Publishing, Sacramento, CA, 2013

eBook, 52 pages, $2.99.

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