Popular Classical Top 100

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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