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England's musical heritage is rich and diverse, so we've picked the most English of English music to celebrate St George's Day on 23 April.
Stately and Edwardian, Elgar's first foray into the symphonic genre is passionate from the word go. The first movement is characterised by its simple heavy string line, accompanying a beautifully reflective woodwind tune. It's simple, growing into an incredible timpani-fuelled march.
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