For anyone graduating from anywhere
I had planned to close out the 2019-2020 performing season with some springtime/graduation-themed recitals, and this arrangement of Sir Edward Elgar's "Pomp and Circumstance" was to have been the last piece on the program. Well, the recitals were canceled - as were a good many graduation ceremonies - but I couldn't let this go to waste.
To my friends from the U.K.: Yes, I realize that by using this at graduation ceremonies American academia is engaging in shameless cultural appropriation of your musical heritage. I'm not sorry. You can sing "Land of Hope and Glory" along with me if you want ;)
Posted May 24 2020 by Benjamin Nacar