Elgar’s Nimrod

The 10th of November 2019. Remembrance Sunday. The annual Remembrance Service takes place at the Cenotaph in London on the nearest Sunday to the 11th of November, the official date of Armistice Day (the end of the First World War), Veterans Day (in the USA) and coincidentally Poland’s National Day of Independence. Watching the ceremony broadcast from London on TV, I find Elgar’s Nimrod being played by the band captured on screen really touching. It is such a moving piece and for me it captures a feeling of sadness and nostalgia of the occasion.