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I went to several websites on my quest for sheet music to "Pomp and Circumstance" to play for Graduation Sunday at church. I kept looking because the sites were not "user friendly". I am not the most savvy person on the web, so a site has to be very easy to browse. This one had exactly what I needed and got me to checkout in a very timely fashion. Now, I have a very good arrangement to add to my own library. Thank you, Virtual Sheet Music. You are THE REAL DEAL.
The Graduation Song
by anonymouson May 8th, 2012
This is the entire piece that contains the traditional graduation march....known as Pomp and Circumstance. I actually only needed to use that portion of the piece. It worked fine for my purposes.
Best version available on internet
by anonymouson June 4th, 2010
I ordered this version for a high school graduation ceremony and it worked very well as a substitute for a band or orchestra version. The score is the complete march, not just the commonly-heard theme, and the transcription can be handled by a medium to advanced pianist.
by Chrison February 15th, 2010
This is an outstanding transcription of a truly great piece of music. I had thought it could only work in its full orchestral version but, having tried out the transcription, I can see it works for piano too. I wonder if Elgar himself arranged it? (The manuscript doesn't say.) One small note of caution: although the famous tune (Land of Hope and Glory, aka the graduation march in the uS) is easy to play, the faster sections are quite difficult. unless you're a virtuoso and/or a professional, those bits will need some work! Overall, though, this is first class. You'll appreciate the greatness of the music even more when you actually play it.
by Craig Mattesonon August 5th, 2009
If you want to play the ENTIRE work, this arrangement provides an excellent, if somewhat challenging, version of Elgar's famous work. That is, you get the full Pomp before you get to the famous processional march, the Circumstance. Then there is a recap of the Pomp and it finishes with a big version of the Circumstance. Of course, what we Americans call the graduation march, is known in the united Kingdom (or used to be known as) "Land of Hope and Glory". While this version requires some real skill at the piano, it can be mastered by someone who has some chops or is willing to work at what is asked of them. I think it is a bit more than medium difficulty, but certainly doesn't demand a virtuoso technique. The point is that this a complete version of the work and is an arrangement that is worth playing.
Need Pomp and Circumstance for a Graduation?
by Chris Pawlowskion June 9th, 2009
I believe this is the Elgar score as written. I got the graduation gig at the last minute by order from the principal, so there was no prep time. I had to forget the preliminary section, which needed practice, and cycled the familiar melody. Worked great!
Easy to sight-read...
by anonymouson June 9th, 2007
the "Pomp and Circumstance" section (or little practice needed) for accompanist. She will appreciate the clarity of the arrangement and the ease of making it adaptable to all lengths of processionals. Our accompanist linked the two slower processional sections with beautiful modulations, and added the ending of the song as well; it was perfect!