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 (ĕl′gär′, -gər), Sir Edward 1857-1934.
British composer whose orchestral works include Enigma Variations (1899) and five Pomp and Circumstance marches (1901-1930).
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(Biography) Sir Edward (William). 1857–1934, English composer, whose works include the Enigma Variations (1899), the oratorio The Dream of Gerontius (1900), two symphonies, a cello concerto, and a violin concerto
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(ˈɛl gər, -gɑr)

Sir Edward, 1857–1934, English composer.
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Noun1.Elgar - British composer of choral and orchestral works including two symphonies as well as songs and chamber music and music for brass band (1857-1934)
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"As it happens, I've got a box of Mintoes in my case," said Elgar helpfully, "and we passed a flower shop on the way here.
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It is greatly to the credit of Byron Adams that, amid the plethora of Elgar material published in the last lew years, Edward Elgar and His World is a vital contribution.
A letter from Elgar, dated July, 1924, was found in Liverpool Philharmonic Hall's archives.
As 2007 is the 150th anniversary of the birth of Elgar, I decided that the perfect way to celebrate St George's Day was following the Elgar trail in the Midlands.
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Northcott observed that the Elgar literature was replete with biographical, psychological, topographical, socio-economic and politico-cultural commentary, and lamented that this had not gone hand in hand with genuinely searching analysis of the scores themselves.