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About 'Land of Hope and Glory (Pomp and Circumstance March No.1)'
Elgar, Edward (biography)
June 2, 1857 , Broadheath, Worcestershire
February 23, 1934
English composer from the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries who wrote some of the most popular works in the English repertoire.
This famous tune (some call it Britain's second national anthem) started life as part of the Pomp and Circumstance March no.1, which famously received a double encore at its London premiere at the Henry Wood Promenade concerts.