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Edward Elgar (1857–1934)

Edward Elgar was born on June 2, 1857, in Broadheath, near Worcester, where his father named William Elgar, was a music shop owner and a piano technician. Elgar was the fourth of six children. He was self-taught in all musical instruments, that were at his disposal in his father's shop, and he studied all the sheet music available in the shop. ... See full bio »

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 2014 The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (writer: "Military March No. 1 in D Major, Op. 39 'Pomp And Circumstance'")
 2013-2014 Community (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Introduction to Teaching (2014) ... (writer: "Pomp and Circumstance: March No. 1 in D" - uncredited)
- Advanced Introduction to Finality (2013) ... (writer: "Pomp and Circumstance: March No. 1 in D")
 2013 How I Live Now (writer: "Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1", "Nimrod")
 2013 The Sonnet Trilogy: Times Best Jewel (Short) (writer: "Variations on an Original Theme for Orchestra ("Enigma"), Op. 36, Theme", "Variations on an Original Theme for Orchestra ("Enigma"), Op. 36, C.A.E.")
 2013 The To Do List (writer: "Pomp and Circumstance, March No 1")
 2013 Glee (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Sweet Dreams (2013) ... (writer: "Pomp and Circumstance" - uncredited)
 2013 Inspector Lewis (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Ramblin' Boy: Part 1 (2013) ... (writer: "Salut d'Amour" - uncredited)
 2012 BBC Proms (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- First Night of the Proms (2012) ... (music: "Cockaigne (In Lodnon Town): Overture", "Coronation Ode")
 2012 Sightseers (writer: "Nimrod from Enigma Variations" - as Sir Edward Elgar)
 2012 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #20.149 (2012) ... (writer: "Pomp and Circumstance" - uncredited)
 2012 Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted (writer: "Pomp and Circumstance")
 2012 Brooklyn Castle (Documentary) (performer: "Pomp and Circumstance - March No. 1" - uncredited) / (writer: "Pomp and Circumstance - March No. 1" - uncredited)
 2011 Peter Gets Dumped (Short) (writer: "Nimrod" from "Enigma Variations")
 2011 The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (writer: "Lux Æterna")
  The Simpsons (TV Series) (writer - 5 episodes, 2002 - 2011) (music - 1 episode, 1999)
- Treehouse of Horror XXII (2011) ... (writer: "Pomp and Circumstance: March No. 1 in D")
- Barting Over (2003) ... (writer: "Pomp and Circumstance: March No. 1 in D")
- Bart vs. Lisa vs. the Third Grade (2002) ... (writer: "Pomp and Circumstance: March No. 1 in D")
- Little Girl in the Big Ten (2002) ... (writer: "Pomp and Circumstance: March No. 1 in D")
- The Bart Wants What It Wants (2002) ... (writer: "Pomp and Circumstance: March No. 1 in D")
 2011 Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (writer: "Salut D'Amour")
 2011 The Royal Wedding (TV Movie) ("Sonata for Organ Op. 28 (Allegro maestoso and Allegretto)", "Serenade for Strings in E minor Op. 20 (Allegro piacevole, Larghetto and Allegretto)", "Pomp and Circumstance March no. 5")
 2010 Házme un poema (Video short) (writer: "Variations for an original theme for orchestra Op. 36 'Enigma'")
 2010 Saturday Night Live (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Alec Baldwin/Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers (2010) ... (music: "Pomp and Circumstance" - uncredited)
 2009 It's Complicated (writer: "Pomp and Circumstance" - as Sir Edward Elgar)
 2009 Ang beerhouse ("Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1")
 2009 Pirate Radio (writer: "Adagio" from "Nimrod (Variation IX)" (1898-9) - as Sir Edward Elgar)
 2009 An Education (writer: "Symphony No. 3")
 2009 Bob the Builder: Race to the Finish Movie (Video) (writer: "Pomp and Circumstance" - uncredited)
 2008 Australia (writer: "Nimrod from Enigma Variations")
 2008 A Charman Event (Short) ("Salut d'amour")
 2007 Bee Movie (writer: "Pomp and Circumstance" - as Sir Edward Elgar)
 2007 August Rush ("Cello Concerto in E Minor, Op. 85, Adagio - Moderato")
 2007 Asia: Fantasia - Live in Tokyo (Video documentary) (writer: "Pomp and Circumstance")
 2007 Shrek the Third (writer: "Pomp and Circumstance")
 2007 Graduation (writer: "Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1" - as Sir Edward William Elgar)
 2007/I Darling (music: "Violin Concerto in B minor, Op. 61")
 2007/I Closure (writer: "Nimrod" from "Enigma Variations" - as Sir Edward Elgar)
 2006 Pretty Cool (writer: "Pomp and Circumstance #6")
 2006 Flushed Away (writer: "Land of Hope and Glory" - as Sir Edward Elgar)
 2006 This Is England (writer: "Pomp And Circumstance March No 1 in D. OP 39/1")
 2005 Wallis & Edward (TV Movie) ("Pomp and Circumstance", uncredited)
 2005 Crash Tag Team Racing (Video Game) (music: "Pomp and Circumstance Marches" - uncredited)
 2005 The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (writer: "1st Movement from 'Symphony No. 1 in A Flat Major, Opus 55'" - as Sir Edward Elgar)
 2005 Nearing Grace (writer: "Pomp and Circumstance" - as Sir Edward Elgar)
 2005 Smallville (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Commencement (2005) ... (writer: "Pomp And Circumstance" - uncredited)
 2005 The Great Ecstasy of Robert Carmichael (writer: "Concerto In E Minor For Violoncello and Orchestra")
 2005 Robots (writer: "POMP & CIRCUMSTANCE")
 2005 La madrastra (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- La madrastra (2005) ... (writer: "Pompa y Circunstancia" - as E. Elgar)
 2004 Churchill: The Hollywood Years (writer: "Elgar- Pomp and Circumstance March No. 4")
 2004 El Crimen Perfecto (The Perfect Crime) (writer: "Pomp and Circumstance" - as Sir Edward Elgar)
 2004 Vera Drake (writer: "Salut D'Amour (Liebesgruss), Op.12" (1888))
 2003 Turn Left, Turn Right (writer: "EDWARD ELGAR SIX VERY EASY PIECES, NO. 6")
 2003 De pocas, pocas pulgas (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.100 (2003) ... (writer: "Pompa y Circunstancia")
 2003 Gilmore Girls (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Those Are Strings, Pinocchio (2003) ... (writer: "Pomp & Circumstance March No. 1" - uncredited)
 2003 The West Wing (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Commencement (2003) ... (writer: "Pomp & Circumstance")
 2003 The Lizzie McGuire Movie (writer: "Pomp And Circumstance, Op. 39" - as Edgar Elgar)
 2002 Drumline (writer: "Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1")
 2002 Austin Powers in Goldmember (music: "Pomp and Circumstance March" - uncredited)
 2002 Mr. Deeds (writer: "Salut d'Amour" - as Sir Edward Elgar)
 2002 King of the Hill (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- The Substitute Spanish Prisoner (2002) ... (music: "Pomp and Circumstance Marches" - uncredited)
 2002 Slackers (music: "Pomp & Circumstance")
  SpongeBob SquarePants (TV Series) (1 episode, 1999) (writer - 1 episode, 2002)
- Mermaidman and Barnacleboy IV/Doing Time (2002) ... (writer: "Pomp and Circumstance March No.1" - uncredited)
- Hall Monitor/Jellyfish Jam (1999) ... ("Pomp and Circumstance", uncredited)
 2001 To End All Wars ("POMP AND CIRCUMSTANCE")
 2001/I Crush (writer: "Nimrod" - as Sir Edward Elgar)
 2001 High Heels and Low Lifes (music: "Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1")
  Aleph, lectures contades (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode, 2001) (music - 1 episode, 2000)
- Virginia Woolf (2001) ... (writer: "Variacions Enigma")
- Oscar Wilde (2000) ... (music: "Pomp And Circumstance March No 1")
 2000 Trixie (writer: "Sonata for Violin and Piano, Op.82 - 2nd Movement: Romance")
 1999 Fantasia/2000 (writer: "Pomp and Circumstance, Marches #1, 2, 3, & 4" - as Sir Edward Elgar)
 1999 Liberty Heights (writer: "Pomp and Circumstance" - as Sir Edward Elgar)
 1999 Outside Providence (writer: "Pomp and Circumstance" - as Sir Edward Elgar)
 1999 Beautiful People (writer: "Pomp and Circumstance March No. 4")
 1998 Space Ghost Coast to Coast (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Intense Patriotism (1998) ... (music: "Pomp and Circumstance March" - uncredited)
 1998 The Grandfather ("Nimrod")
 1998 Elizabeth (writer: "Nimrod" - as Sir Edward Elgar)
 1998 Hilary and Jackie (writer: "Concerto for Violoncello and Orchestra in E Minor, Opus 85", "Concerto for Violoncello in E Minor" - as Sir Edward Elgar)
 1998 Meet the Deedles (writer: "Pomp and Circumstance")
 1997 Paradise Road (writer: "Cello Concerto in E Minor, Opus 65" - as Edgar Elgar)
 1996 Friends (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The One Where Rachel Quits (1996) ... (writer: "Pomp and Circumstance" - uncredited)
 1996 Brassed Off (writer: "Pomp And Circumstance" - as E. Elgar)
 1996 High School High (writer: "Pomp & Circumstance" - as Sir Edward Elgar)
 1996 Jack ("Land of Hope and Glory")
 1996 Camping Cosmos (writer: "Land of Hope and Glory" (from "Pomp and Circumstance March N°1))
 1996 Isältä pojalle (writer: "Salut d'amour")
 1992-1995 The Ren & Stimpy Show (TV Series) (music - 9 episodes)
- School Mates/Dinner Party (1995) ... (music: "Pomp and Circumstance March" - uncredited)
- Bellhops/Dog Tags (1995) ... (music: "Enigma Variations - Nimrod" - uncredited)
- Space Dogged/Feud for Sale (1995) ... (music: "Pomp and Circumstance March", "Pomp and Circumstance No.1 A" - uncredited)
- It's a Dog's Life/Egg Yolkeo (1994) ... (music: "Enigma Variations - Nimrod" - uncredited)
- Eat My Cookies/Ren's Bitter Half (1994) ... (music: "Pomp and Circumstance March" - uncredited)
 1995 Lord of Illusions (writer: "The Dream of Gerontius, op. 36")
 1995 Hana yori dango (writer: "Salut d'amour")
 1995 The Critic (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- From Chunk to Hunk (1995) ... (music: "Pomp and Circumstance March" - uncredited)
 1994 Bert (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1994 Forrest Gump (as Sir Edward Elgar, "Pomp And Circumstance" (1901))
 1994 The Browning Version ("Ave Verum")
 1994 Dead Tired (writer: "Pomp and Circumstances Marches (Opus 39 no. 2 in D major)" - as Sir Edward Elgar)
 1993 Schindler's List (writer: "LA CAPRICIEUSE OPUS 17")
 1993 Made in America (as Sir Edward Elgar, "Pomp and Circumstance")
 1992 Chaplin (as Elgar, "THE ENIGMA VARIATIONS")
 1992 Mystery Science Theater 3000 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Hercules and the Captive Women (1992) ... (writer: "Pomp and Circumstance: March No. 1 in D")
 1992 Great Performances (TV Series) (1 episode)
- A Dangerous Man: Lawrence After Arabia (1992) ... ("Pomp and Circumstance", uncredited)
 1992 Get a Life (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Bad Fish (1992) ... (writer: "Pomp and Circumstance, March No. 1 in D")
 1991 Enchanted April (writer: "Chanson de Matin")
 1991 The Wonder Years (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Graduation (1991) ... (writer: "March No. 1 in D" from Pomp and Circumstance Military Marches - uncredited)
 1991 If Looks Could Kill (writer: "POMP AND CIRCUMSTANCE" - as Sir Edward Elgar)
 1990 A Matter of Degrees (writer: "Pomp & Circumstance" - as Sir Edward Elgar)
 1989 First and Last (TV Movie) (music: "Cello Concerto: Adagio", "Chanson du Matin" - uncredited)
 1989 Somebody or The Rise and Fall of Philosophy (Short) (writer: "Pomp and Circumstance March No 1" - as Sir Edward Elgar)
 1988 Young Einstein (music: "Land of Hope and Glory" - uncredited)
 1988 Screenplay (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Starlings (1988) ... (music: "Land of Hope and Glory" - uncredited)
 1987 The Allnighter (music: "POMP AND CIRCUMSTANCE" - as SIR EDWARD ELGAR)
 1987 WrestleMania III (Video) (writer: "Pomp and Circumstance" - as Sir Edward Elgar)
 1986 ALF (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Jump (1986) ... (writer: "Pomp And Circumstance")
 1986 The Whoopee Boys (as Sir Edward Elgar, "POMP AND CIRCUMSTANCE NO. 1")
 1986 The Best of Times (music: "Land Of Hope and Glory")
 1985 Saturday Night's Main Event (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.3 (1985) ... (writer: "Pomp and Circumstance")
 1984 Scandal in the Mansion (writer: "Pomp and Circumstance")
 1984 Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes (music: "Symphony No. 1 in A flat major, op. 55", "Chanson de Matin", "Salut d'Amour" - as Sir Edward Elgar, uncredited)
 1983 Trading Places ("Pomp and Circumstance March op.39 No.1", uncredited)
 1983 The Facts of Life (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Graduation: Part 2 (1983) ... ("Pomp and Circumstance")
 1982 The Disappearance of Harry (TV Movie) (music: "Enigma Variations" - uncredited)
 1980 Breaker Morant (writer: "Land of Hope and Glory" (from Pomp & Circumstances No. 1))
 1979 Ripping Yarns (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Roger of the Raj (1979) ... (music: "Coronation March" (1911), "Serenade Op. 73, No. 2" - uncredited)
 1977 The Flockton Flyer (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- I Name This Ship (1977) ... (writer: "Land of Hope and Glory")
 1975 Royal Flash (music: "Pomp and Circumstance" - uncredited)
 1974 Colditz (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Frogs in the Well (1974) ... (writer: "Land of Hope and Glory" - uncredited)
 1973 Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars (Documentary) (writer: "Pomp and Circumstance")
 1973 Frankenstein: The True Story (TV Movie) (music: "Lullaby")
 1973 Estudio 1 (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- En la ardiente oscuridad (1973) ... (music: "Enigma Variations: Nimrod" - uncredited)
 1971-1973 Nearest and Dearest (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- The One That Got Away (1973) ... (writer: "Land of Hope and Glory")
- X Marks the Spot (1971) ... (writer: "Land of Hope and Glory" - uncredited)
 1972 M*A*S*H (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Chief Surgeon Who? (1972) ... (writer: "Pomp and Circumstance: March No. 1 in D")
 1972 Young Winston (music: "Enigma Variations", "Pomp and Circumstance", "Triumphal March" - uncredited)
 1972 The Ruling Class (writer: "Pomp and Circumstance" - as Sir Edward Elgar)
 1971 A Clockwork Orange ("Pomp and Circumstance Marches No.1 and 4")
 1969 Monty Python's Flying Circus (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- It's the Arts (1969) ... (music: "Nimrod" - uncredited)
 1969 Women in Love (music: "Pomp and Circumstance March No.1 in D", "Enigma Variations: Nimrod" - uncredited)
 1969 Mondo Trasho (writer: "Pomp and Circumstance")
 1967 Privilege (arranger: "Jerusalem" - uncredited)
 1967 The Forsyte Saga (TV Mini-Series) (1 episode)
- Encounter (1967) ... ("Pomp And Circumstance", uncredited)
 1965 The Loved One ("Pomp and Circumstance")
 1965 It Happened Here (music: "Pomp and Circumstance")
 1964 Theatre 625 (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Parade's End #3: A Man Could Stand Up (1964) ... (music: "Land of Hope and Glory" - uncredited)
 1959 I'm All Right Jack (music: "Land of Hope and Glory" - uncredited)
 1955 ITV Opening Night at the Guildhall (TV Movie) (writer: "Cockaigne")
 1953 A Queen Is Crowned (Documentary) (music: "Land of Hope and Glory" - uncredited)
 1950 They Were Not Divided (music: "Rosemary")
 1948 Biografía de la locomotora (Short documentary) (Themes from:)
 1947 An Ideal Husband (music: "Beau Brummel", "Mot d'Amour" - uncredited)
 1946 The Captive Heart (music: "Land of Hope and Glory", "Land Of Hope And Glory" - uncredited)
 1945 Battle for Music (music: "Pomp and Circumstance", "Cockaigne Overture" - uncredited)
 1944 The White Cliffs of Dover (music: "Land of Hope and Glory" (1901) - uncredited)
 1942 Mrs. Miniver (writer: "Pomp and Circumstance March No.1 in D Major, Op.39" (1901) - uncredited)
 1942 Hard Steel (music: "Froissart Overture" - uncredited)
 1941 Smilin' Through (music: "Land of Hope and Glory" (1901))
 1940 Pride and Prejudice (writer: "Pomp and Circumstance March No.1 in D Major, Op.39" (1901) - uncredited)
 1939 The First Days (Documentary short) (music: "Symphony No. 1" - uncredited)
 1939 Shipyard Sally (music: "Land of Hope and Glory" - uncredited)
 1939 If War Should Come (Documentary short) (music: "Pomp and Circumstance", "Enigma Variations" - uncredited)
 1938 Queen of Destiny (music: "Land of Hope and Glory" - uncredited)
 1937 Nothing Sacred (music: "Land of Hope and Glory" (1902) - uncredited)
 1937 Victoria the Great (writer: "Land of Hope and Glory" (from Pomp & Circumstances No. 1) - uncredited)
 1937 Thunder in the City (music: "Pomp and Circumstance March No.1 in D" - uncredited)
 1935 The Lives of a Bengal Lancer (music: "Pomp and Circumstance" (1901) - uncredited)
 1934 The Old Curiosity Shop (music: "Adieu" - uncredited)
 1933 Aggie Appleby Maker of Men (writer: "Pomp and Circumstance March No.1 in D Major, Op.39" (1901))
 1933 Cavalcade (music: "Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1 in D Major, Op. 39" (1901) - uncredited)
 1932 Million Dollar Legs (music: "Pomp and Circumstance Military March No. 1 in D, Op. 39" (1901) - uncredited)
 1932 Huddle (writer: "Pomp and Circumstance March No.1 in D Major, Op.39" (1901) - uncredited)
 1932 Polly of the Circus (writer: "Chanson de Matin" (1899) - uncredited)
 1931 Smile, Darn Ya, Smile! (Short) (music: "Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1" - uncredited)
 1930 Sinkin' in the Bathtub (Short) (music: "Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1" - uncredited)
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His music, "Salut D'Amour A Margot Fonteyn," was performed in the ballet to "Tribute to Margot Fonteyn on Her 60th Birthday: Glazounov's Birthday Offering, Franck's Symphonic Variations, and Walton's Facade," in a Royal Ballet production at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, London, England with Lesley Collier, Jennifer ... See more »

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He was awarded the Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order of the British Empire in the 1928 King's Honours List; a Grand Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order in the 1933 King's Honours List and awarded baronetcy (Life Peerage or Lordship) in the 1931 King's Honours List for his services to music. See more »

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