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Coronation Marches: Crown Imperial & Orb and Sceptre

By William Walton

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'.

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.

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  • July 18, 2011 The Walton Coronation Marches

    As noted in the score, these marches are taken from Volume 17 of the William Walton Edition (2009.) Regarding Crown Imperial, the Preface states this "is the first publication of Crown Imperial at its full length and in its original orchestration." And what a pleasure it is to have the...

    original in print! The Preface is excellent, containing a thorough history of both works, including a discussion of all the various cuts in "Crown." Editing, print quality and paper are all outstanding, as befits an Oxford publication. As usual, service and delivery by Sheet Music Plus was great. These scores are a must for every student of British ceremonial music.

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