Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Why the Same Song Plays at Every Graduation

It is the season to hear "Pomp and Circumstance" played at every graduation ceremony. The song was not written for a school commencement; in fact, the lyrics are quite warlike. So how did it became the tradition song for such ceremonies?

Vox look sat the history of Edward Elgar's march, and how it became associated with commencement. Bonus: we get to hear Dame Clara Butt sing the song. (Thanks, Phil Edwards!)

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