Newly discovered piece by Elgar

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Newly discovered piece by Elgar

Post by John F » Fri Mar 08, 2019 6:18 am

"Wolves," mentioned in the story, is the Wolverhampton Wanderers Football [soccer] club, which still exists and plays in the English Premier League.

'Previously unheard' music by Sir Edward Elgar to go under hammer
By Jordan Reynolds
Mar 6, 2019

A piece of music by English composer Sir Edward Elgar, which is thought to be an undiscovered melody never previously heard, will go under the hammer this month. The ‘andante’ dating to 1924 was notated on musical manuscript and then signed by the great composer - who was also a Wolves fan. He regularly cycled to matches from his home in Great Malvern, Worcestershire, and wrote what is believed to be the world's first football anthem, "He Banged The Leather For Goal."

The manuscript features in Richard Winterton’s Library Sale at The Lichfield Auction Centre, Fradley Park, Staffordshire, on March 26. Mr Winterton – auctioneer of BBC Bargain Hunt and Dickinson’s Real Deal – discovered the music paper tucked inside an autograph book, with signatures dated to 1923 and 1924. ... er-hammer/

"He Banged The Leather For Goal" never caught on, but Wolves fans have their own way of remembering the most famous of them - they sing "Nimrod" from "Enigma Variations" during the games, with words of their own.
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