Pomp and Circumstance no. 2 composed by Edward Elgar (1857-1934). Arranged by Ton van Grevenbroek. For concert band. Arrangements of Classical Compositions. Molenaar Band Music. Recorded on Astro Suite (ML.311106720). Grade 4. Score only. Duration 6 minutes, 50 seconds. Published by Molenaar Edition (ML.013169070-S).
Sir Elgar wrote his Pomp and Circumstance March no. 2 in 1901 and it was dedicated to fellow composer Granville Bantock. This second march is less well known than the first, but not because it is any less of a work. After a loud proclaim for attention by the brass, comes a beautiful stacatto theme, which is gradually built up by the addition of instruments, advancing towards the Trio. The Trio in a major key contains a simple melody in thirds in the winds, which is later developed in the brass. The work closes with a short but strong coda.