Sir Edward Elgar, appointed "Master of the King's Musick" by King Edward VII, composed five military marches – all with the same title and differentiated from one another only by number. The first four were written during the years 1901 to 1907, while the final march did not appear until 1930. Best known are the first (often played for graduation processionals) and the fourth. All have been called "the very personification of British pomp, power and empire in its great days around the beginning of the 20th century." --James Huff 06:15, 23 November 2008 (UTC) (from the program notes of The Claremont Winds, submitted with permission)