CD- Elgar's The Crown of India
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CD- Elgar's The Crown of India

CHAN 10570

2 CD set of the world premiere recording of the complete work, conducted by Sir Andrew Davis, with the orchestration completed by Anthony Payne

The Crown of India
with the orchestration completed by Anthony Payne
The world premiere recording of the complete work, including all choral and vocal sections, and the narration.

The work is presented on 2 CDs. Disc 1 includes the entire masque with narration, whilst Disc 2 contains only the music.

COMPACT DISC ONE
premiere recording
The Crown of India, Op. 66 (1912)
An Imperial Masque in Two Tableaux. Orchestration completed by Anthony Payne Words by Henry Hamilton

Tableau I. The Cities of Ind 45:34
la. Introduction.
1b. Sacred Measure 2:09
2. Dance of Nautch Girls 3:08
2a. India greets her Cities 5:20
3. Song (Agra) 6:55
India: 'Well dost thou say that East and West upbear' 0:46
3a. Entrance of Calcutta 0:57
India:'Welcome Calcutta!' 1:30
3b. Entrance of Delhi 1:26
Delhi:'Stop! That place is mine.' 2:21
4a. Introduction 1:38
4b. March of the Mogul Emperors 4:59
India: 'Illustrious Emperors!' 2:10
5. Entrance of'John Company' 2:00
Calcutta:'Good John Company, reply' 1:12
5a. Entrance of St George 2:06
India: 'Calcutta, Delhi, give your quarrel pause' 1:45
6. Song (St George).'The Rule of England' 3:39

7. Interlude 3:37

Tableau II. Ave Imperator! 25:44
8a. Introduction 1:10
8b. Warriors' Dance 2:00
9. The Cities of Ind. Allegro 2:28
India:'Hail Festal Hour from out the Ages drawn' 0:32
10. March. 'The Crown of India' 5:08
India:'Incessu patuit Imperator' 0:48
l0a. The Homage of Ind 6:08
11. The Crowning of Delhi 4:00
12. Ave Imperator! 3:26
TT 75:09


COMPACT DISC TWO
premiere recording
The Crown of India, Op. 66 (1912) 57:29
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
la. Introductionラ 1:27
Ib. Sacred Measure 2:09
2. Dance of Nautch Girls 3:08
2a. India greets her Cities. Allegro molto 1:18
3. Song (Agra).'Hail, Immemorial Ind!' 6:57
3a. Entrance of Calcutta 1:01
3b. Entrance of Delhi 1:31
4a. Introduction - 1:31
4b. March of the Mogul Emperors 4:59
5. Entrance of'John Company' 2:06
6. Song (St George). 'The Rule of England' 3:39
7. Interlude 3:37

Tableau II
Ave Imperator! 23:52
8a. Introductionラ 1:10
8b. Warriors'Dance 2:02
9. The Cities of Ind 2:13
10. March. 'The Crown of Indiaヤ 5:10
lOa. The Homage of Ind 6:09
11. The Crowning of Delhi 3:45
12. Ave Imperator! 3:23

Imperial March, Op. 32 (1896-97) 4.29
Coronation March, Op. 65 (1911) 10.10
Empire March (1924) 4:45
TT 77:20

Clare Shearer - Agra, Benares, Lotus (mezzo-soprano), Gerald Finley - St George (baritone), Barbara Marten - India (speaker), Deborah McAndrew - Calcutta (speaker) Joanne Mitchell - Delhi (speaker) Sheffield Philharmonic Chorus, BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Andrew Davis (conductor)
2 CD Set
CHAN 10570

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