Sir Edward Elgar was born in the village of Lower Broadheath near the city of Wocester. The son of a music teacher he grew to be one of the greatest composers in the UK. This statue is placed in the center of Worcester near the cathedral. In the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, Elgar, who had only studied music and various instruments, began to teach in the city schools. He also played the organ in the Catholic Church of Saint George. His works include Enigma Variations and military music, one of which is Land of Hope and Glory which is like the second national anthem of the United Kingdom.