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

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

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

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