Land of Hope and Glory

elglhg.nwcAugust 20081.31 kB00:00:52
Composer:Elgar, Edward William (1857-1934), English
Lyricist:A C Benson 1862-1925
Genre:Popular song
Instruments:Arranged for unison voices with organ accompaniment
Submitter:Smedley, Tony
Email:htonysmedley (e-mail)
The music was part of Elgar's "Pomp and Circumstance March, Number 1" . This theme had words added by Benson as an intended work for the Coronation of King Edward VII, but due to illness the coronation was postponed and the work was published separately, first sung by Clara Butt in June 1902. The original work had many more verses than are performed today. It has become an essential part of the BBC's "Last Night of the Proms"