Top 100

Popular Classical Top 100

No. 99 is Pomp & Circumstance, a triumphant march often heard at American graduation ceremonies. You’ll recognise it at 1:56.  The title was actually taken from Act III, Scene iii of Shakespeare’s Othello:

 

Farewell the neighing steed and the shrill trump,
The spirit-stirring drum, th’ear-piercing fife,
The royal banner, and all quality,
Pride, pomp, and circumstance of glorious war!”

 

No. 99

 

Pomp & Circumstance
(March No. 1 in D major)

by Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934)

 

Click for Pomp and Circumstance Marches on CD – (Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Yehudi Menuhin)

 

debussycat – Sydney classical music & jazz guide

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