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Great Organ: A Recital Series
Edward Elgar: Symphony No. 1 Transcribed for Organ
David Briggs, Artist in Residence
Friday, November 3, 2017 at 7:30PM

The Cathedral of Saint John the Divine
1047 Amsterdam Avenue
at 112th Street
New York, NY 10025

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Edward Elgar: Symphony No. 1 transcribed for organ Join us for the US premiere of David Briggs’ transcription of Elgar’s deeply moving First Symphony (1908). This work underwent a long gestation (he was 51 when he wrote it) and offers an intense insight into the character of the composer - in turns aristocratic, volatile, nature-loving, wistful and often passionately romantic.

Program

All pieces by Edward Elgar

Pomp and Circumstance, Op. 39, March No. 4 (transcribed Herbert Brewer)

Nimrod from Variations on an Original Theme, Op. 36 (transcribed Sir William Harris)

Symphony No.1, Op. 55 (transcribed by David Briggs)