Edward Elgar, composer
Earl Slocum, arranger
“Nimrod” is one of the fifteen variations presented in the
work commonly referred to as the Enigma Variations.
This variation draws its mood from the opening bars of Beethoven’s
“Pathetique” piano sonata, second movement, and is commonly
performed at solemn occasions and memorial services.
Performed on May 17, 2000, by the Grimethorpe Colliery Band, we present it
[on March 3, 2012] with love, honor and affection, at the request of the
family of William M. Toland.
Performed in Memoriam William M. Toland, Music Director
Laureate of the Concord Band (Music Director 1962–1995).