Funeral March (from Grania and Diarmid)
by Edward Elgar, transcribed by Herbert Brewer, reprint
of the original 1903 Novello edition
This is a new printing on sturdy acid-free paper. 16 pages. All
markings are original. There is a capsule biography of Brewer and a listing
of his music. Highest quality guaranteed. Size of music is 9.5" x 12.5"
This Is Newly Printed Music
Sir Edward Elgar
(1857–1934) is a well-known English nationalist
composer who studied the music in his father’s shop and taught
himself to play several instruments, including the organ. “Funeral March” was written as one of three pieces as incidental
music to Grania and Diarmid
, a play by George Moore and W B Yeats. The first orchestral performance outside of the play was led
by the great Sir Henry Wood (who invented The Proms) in 1902!
Alfred Herbert Brewer was born in Gloucester, England, on June 21, 1865. He was highly educated and well-trained in
music. He studied organ with such teachers as Charles Villiers Stanford, he won scholarships, he earned multiple degrees, he was awarded
Hon.R.A.M. and F.R.C.O, and was knighted by the king. He was a well-rounded musician who was able to bring orchestral favorites to the
organ in transcriptions that are approachable and always easier to play than those by other well-known organists such as Edwin Lemare.
Funeral March is moderate.