Pomp and Circumstance
Stately march by Sir Edward Elgar (1857 - 1934), Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1 (Trio). Often used as a graduation march and is traditionally the finale at the Last Night of the Proms. This arrangement by Gary Johnston is written in a homophonic chorale style suitable for most formal occasions.
Music for a Holy Place: Beaumont-Hamel
Written as a commemorative piece for the centenary of the battle of Beaumont-Hamel, July 1, 1916. Of the nearly 800 men who took part in the Allied offensive only 68 were to answer roll call the following day. Opening with the toll of bells this solo piano piece has a simple, yet haunting, Celtic-inspired melody played over a military drum-like drone.