Coronation Marches: Crown Imperial & Orb and Sceptre
Full orchestra (Crown Imperial: 3 flutes (III+piccolo), 2 oboes, english horn, 2 clarinets, bass clarinet, 2 bassoons, contrabassoon, 4 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, timpani, 2 percussion (cymbal, bass drum, snare drum, glockenspiel, tenor drum, tubular bells, go) - Level B (easy)
Composed by William Walton (1902-1983). Edited by David Lloyd-Jones. William Walton Edition. Study score. 104 pages. Duration 7', 7'. Published by Oxford University Press (OU.9780193366138).
Item Number: OU.9780193366138
ISBN 9780193366138. 10 x 7 inches.
Walton's two coronation marches - Crown Imperial, written for the coronation of George VI in 1937, and Orb and Sceptre, written for the coronation of Elizabeth II in 1953 - are both stirring marches with sweeping tunes, and famous examples of the genre.
About William Walton Edition
In March 2014 Oxford University Press published the last volume in its magnificent William Walton Edition, the only complete critical edition of a 20th-century British composer's oeuvre. All 24 volumes are handsomely printed and bound. Walton's entire output is now available to scholars and performers in a definitive and fully practical edition, based on the form in which the composer ultimately wished his music to be performed. The general editor, David Lloyd-Jones - the eminent conductor, English music specialist, and founder of Opera North - invited a world-class expert to edit each volume. Carefully researched introductory essays place the works in their historical context and in the composer's oeuvre, and there are full critical notes.