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Edward Elgar Statue (Worcester)

The statue of Edward Elgar stands in the heart of the ancient cathedral city of Worcester.

It can be found at the end of the pedestrianised High Street, facing Worcester Cathedral.

Elgar, probably the greatest of English composers, was born three miles away at Lower Broadheath in Worcestershire in 1857. He spent much of his childhood at the music shop run by his father, just a few yards from the statue.

He was an accomplished organist and violinist, as well as being a teacher. His best-known works are "Pomp and Circumstance" (including Land of Hope and Glory") and "The Enigma Variations".

Elgar died in 1934.

The statue was unveiled by Prince Charles in 1981. Another can be found at Hereford.

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