EDWARD ELGAR (1857-1934)
   
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, più 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 - Più lento  
   
  Tableau II. Ave Imperator! 25:44      
20 8A Introduction. Allegro - 1:10
21 8B Warriors' Dance. Allegro - Marcato e brillante - Più 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 - Più 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)
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      
29 1A Introduction - 1:27
30 1B Sacred Measure 2:09
31 2 Dance of Nautch Girls 3:08
32 2A India greets her Cities. Allegro molto 1:18
33 3 Song (Agra). 'Hail, Immemorial Ind!' 6:57
34 3A Entrance of Calcutta 1:01
35 3B Entrance of Delhi 1:31
36 4A Introduction - 1:31
37 4B March of the Mogul Emperors 4:59
38 5 Entrance of 'John Company' 2:06
39 6 Song (St George). 'The Rule of England' 3:39
40 7 Interlude 3:37
  Tableau II. Ave Imperator! 23:52      
41 8A Introduction - 1:10
42 8B Warriors' Dance 2:02
43 9 The Cities of Ind. Allegro - Moderato maestoso 2:13
44 10 March. 'The Crown of India' 5:10
45 10A The Homage of Ind 6:09
46 11 The Crowning of Delhi. Moderato - Andantino - Presto - Moderato 3:45
47 12 Aver Imperator! 3:23
 Clare Shearer mezzo-soprano - (Agra - Benares - Lotus)
 Gerald Finley baritone - (St George)
48  Imperial March, Op. 32 (1896-97) 4:29
  Pomposo - Animato - Allargando - Poco meno mosso -  
   
49  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 -  
   
50  The Empire March (1924) 4:45
  Alla marcia - Nobilmente - Più lento  
   
 Sir Andrew Davis
  19 and 20 June 2009