Sunday, July 30, 2017

Edward Elgar - Nursery Suite

A young couple who live in the shadow of Castle Borepatch have just been blessed with a newborn baby girl.  As a Royal command performance from the Queen Of The World, today's Sunday Classical is Sir Edward Elgar's Nursery Suite.

Sir Edward composed it in 1930 on the occasion of the birth of Princess Margret.  You see, Sir Edward was Master of the King's Music (sort of Royal Composer), so this was pretty much in his job description.  Diplomatically, he dedicated it also to Princess Elizabeth, now Elizabeth II Regina.

1 comment:

libertyman said...

I get to hear "Pomp and Circumstance" every year now, and Elgar's other works are wonderfully majestic.
Great music history lesson today!

(Late for class this week, at the lake)