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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'. 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.

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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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