Rosemary - That's for Remembrance
Sir Edward Elgar / Joel Jacklich - Jacklich Music Publishing
In 1882, Sir Edward Elgar jotted down in his musical notebook a piano piece he titled Douce Pensee (Sweet Thought). There it remained until 1913 when he got it out again, revised it slightly, re-titled it "Rosemary - That's for remembrance," and published it for piano for the first time. The title comes from Ophelia's Garland Speech in Shakespeare's Hamlet, where she says, "There's rosemary, that's for remembrance. Pray you, love, remember." In 1915, Elgar created an arrangement for orchestra of the work at that time. In 1925, C Jenkins produced two arrangements for brass and reed band and for military band for the London publisher W. Paxton. This is the first new arrangement for modern band.