The Crown of India, Op. 66

The Crown of India was a masque, an elaborate theatrical presentation, staged in 1912 to celebrate the visit the preceding December of King George V and Queen Mary to Delhi for their coronation as Emperor and Empress of India. For this, Sir Edward Elgar wrote the music as his Op. 66, with a libretto by Henry Hamilton. The masque consisted of two tableaux: 'The Cities of Ind' and 'Ave Imperator!'. First performed in 1912, it consists of twelve pieces for contralto, bass, chorus and orchestra. The Crown of India March from the ... more

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Sheet Music 1. Introduction and Dance of the Nautch Girls PreviewFavoriteDownload
Sheet Music 2. Menuetto PreviewFavoriteDownload
Sheet Music 3. Warriors' Dance PreviewFavoriteDownload
Sheet Music 4. Intermezzo PreviewFavoriteDownload
Sheet Music 5. March of the Mogul Emperors PreviewFavoriteDownload
Sheet Music 5. March of the Mogul Emperors - Incomplete PreviewFavoriteDownload

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RecordingThe Crown of India, Op. 66 - 5. March of the Mogul Emperors
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RecordingThe Crown of India, Op. 66 - 1. Introduction and Dance of the Nautch Girls (For Military Band - Winterbottom)
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RecordingThe Crown of India, Op. 66 - 2. Menuetto (For Military Band - Winterbottom)
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RecordingThe Crown of India, Op. 66 - 3. Warriors' Dance (For Military Band - Winterbottom)
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RecordingThe Crown of India, Op. 66 - 4. Intermezzo (For Military Band - Winterbottom)
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RecordingThe Crown of India, Op. 66 - 5. March of the Mogul Emperors (For Military Band - Winterbottom)
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