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Cat. No. CHAN 10570(2) Price: £10.5 No. of discs: 2
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CHAN 10570 - Elgar: Crown of India/ Imperial March/Coronation March
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CD available From: 01 November 2009
     
 Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
     
      COMPACT DISC ONE
     
      premiere recording
The Crown of India, Op. 66 (1912) 75:09
      An Imperial Masque in Two Tableaux
      Orchestration completed by Anthony Payne
      Words by Henry Hamilton
     
      Tableau I. The Cities of Ind 45:34
1 1A Introduction. Allegro - Andante quasi Recitativo - 1:27
2 1B Sacred Measure. Moderato 2:09
3 2 Dance of Nautch Girls. Allegretto - Allegro molto - Strepitoso 3:08
4 2A India greets her Cities. Allegro molto - Allegro - A tempo, pił lento - Moderato 5:20
5 3 Song (Agra). 'Hail, Immemorial Ind!' Andante - Quasi recitativo - 6:55
6 India: 'Well dost thou say that East and West upbear' 0:46
7 3A Entrance to Calcutta. Allegro 0:57
8 India: 'Welcome Calcutta!' 1:30
9 3B Entrance of Delhi. Allegro - Solenne 1:25
10 Delhi: 'Stop! That place is mine.' 2:21
11 4A Introduction. Maestoso - Andante - 1:38
12 4B March of the Mogul Emperors. Moderato maestoso - Marziale - 4:59
13 India: 'Illustrious Emperors!' 2:10
14 5 Entrance of 'John Company'. Moderato (dolce e maestoso, stilo antico) 2:00
15 Calcutta: 'Good John Company, reply' 1:12
16 5A Entrance of St George. Andante - Allegro moderato 2:06
17 India; 'Calcutta, Delhi, give your quarrel pause' 1:45
18 6 Song (St George). 'The Rule of England'. Marziale 3:39
     
19 7 Interlude 3:37
      Andantino - Pił lento
     
      Tableau II. Ave Imperator! 25:44
20 8A Introduction. Allegro - 1:10
21 8B Warriors' Dance. Allegro - Marcato e brillante - Pił mosso 2:00
22 9 The Cities of Ind. Allegro - Moderato maestoso - Adagio, maestoso 2:28
23 India: 'Hail Festal Hour from out the Ages drawn' 0:32
24 10 March. 'The Crown of India'. Tempo di marcia 5:08
25 India: 'Incessu patuit Imperator' 0:48
26 10A The Homage of Ind. Andante - Moderato - Allegretto - 6:08
27 11 The Crowning of Delhi. Moderato - Andantino - Allegro - 4:00
28 12 Ave Imperator! Moderato - Pił lento - Lento 3:26
 Clare Shearer mezzo-soprano - (Agra - Benares - Lotus)
 Gerald Finley baritone (St George)
 Barbara Marten speaker - (Delhi)
 Deborah McAndrew speaker - (Calcutta)
 Joanne Mitchell speaker - (India)
 Sheffield Philharmonic Chorus
     
      COMPACT DISC TWO
     
      premiere recording
The Crown of India, Op. 66 (1912) 57:29
      [Version without spoken parts]
      An Imperial Masque in Two Tableaux
      Orchestration completed by Anthony Payne
      Words by Henry Hamilton
      Edited by Sir Andrew Davis
     
      Tableau I. The Cities of Ind 29:49
1 1A Introduction - 1:27
2 1B Sacred Measure 2:09
3 2 Dance of Nautch Girls 3:08
4 2A India greets her Cities. Allegro molto 1:18
5 3 Song (Agra). 'Hail, Immemorial Ind!' 6:57
6 3A Entrance of Calcutta 1:01
7 3B Entrance of Delhi 1:31
8 4A Introduction - 1:31
9 4B March of the Mogul Emperors 4:59
10 5 Entrance of 'John Company' 2:06
11 6 Song (St George). 'The Rule of England' 3:39
     
12 7 Interlude 3:37
     
      Tableau II. Ave Imperator! 23:52
13 8A Introduction - 1:10
14 8B Warriors' Dance 2:02
15 9 The Cities of Ind. Allegro - Moderato maestoso 2:13
16 10 March. 'The Crown of India' 5:10
17 10A The Homage of Ind 6:09
18 11 The Crowning of Delhi. Moderato - Andantino - Presto - Moderato 3:45
19 12 Aver Imperator! 3:23
 Clare Shearer mezzo-soprano - (Agra - Benares - Lotus)
 Gerald Finley baritone - (St George)
 Sheffield Philharmonic Chorus
     
20 Imperial March, Op. 32 (1896-97) 4:29
      Pomposo - Animato - Allargando - Poco meno mosso -
     
21 The Coronation March, Op. 65 (1911) 10:10
      for Full Orchestra
      Composed for the Coronation of their Majesties King George V and Queen Mary
      Molto maestoso - Nobilmente - Animato -
     
22 The Empire March (1924) 4:45
      Alla marcia - Nobilmente - Pił lento
      77:20
     
 BBC Philharmonic
 Sir Andrew Davis
 Recorded in:
 Studio 7, New Broadcasting House, Manchester
      19 and 20 June 2009
 Producer(s)
 Brian Pidgeon
 Mike George
 Sound Engineer(s)
 Stephen Rinker
 John Cole (Assistant)
 Format: Digital CD 16Bit 44.1Khz
Originally recorded in: 24Bit 96Khz

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