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The Origin Behind “Pomp and Circumstance,” and Why It’s Used at Graduations

If you’ve ever attended a high school or college graduation ceremony, you’ve probably heard the familiar music that accompanies the students as they enter. It is the march, “Pomp and Circumstance,” written by English composer Sir Edward Elgar. But what does the title mean, and why is it used for graduations?

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Daniel Ganninger

The writer, editor, and chief lackey of Knowledge Stew and the Knowledge Stew line of trivia books. Connect at knowledgestew.com and danielganninger.com