℗ 2014 SOMM Recordings
 

The Crown Imperial: Marches for 20th-Century British Coronations

London Symphonic Concert Band, Tom Higgins

Available in 96 kHz / 24-bit AIFF, FLAC high resolution audio formats

  • Select Format
    • AIFF 96 kHz | 24-bit
    • FLAC 96 kHz | 24-bit
Add to cart
discounted price
 
1
Imperial Edward
John Philip Sousa; London Symphonic Concert Band; Tom Higgins
2:30
2
Marche du couronnement, Op. 117 (arr. by M. Retford)
Camille Saint-Saens; M. Retford; London Symphonic Concert Band; Tom Higgins
6:35
3
Coronation March, Op. 63 (arr. by J. Mackenzie-Rogan)
Alexander Campbell Mackenzie; John Mackenzie-Rogan; London Symphonic Concert Band; Tom Higgins
6:46
4
Coronation March (arr. by C. Godfrey)
Charles Godfrey; Percy Godfrey; London Symphonic Concert Band; Tom Higgins
4:47
5
Coronation March, Op. 65 (arr. by T. Higgins)
Edward Elgar; Tom Higgins; London Symphonic Concert Band; Tom Higgins
9:26
6
Coronation March (arr. by D. Godfrey)
Edward German; Daniel Godfrey; London Symphonic Concert Band; Tom Higgins
6:12
7
The Crown of India Suite, Op. 66 (arr. by F. Winterbottom)
Edward Elgar; Frank Winterbottom; London Symphonic Concert Band; Tom Higgins
4:21
8
Crown Imperial (arr. by W.J. Duthoit)
W.J. Duthoit; William Walton; London Symphonic Concert Band; Tom Higgins
8:11
9
Orb and Sceptre (arr. by N. Richardson)
William Walton; Norman Richardson; London Symphonic Concert Band; Tom Higgins
7:13
10
Coronation March (arr. by G. Pollen)
Arnold Bax; George Pollen; London Symphonic Concert Band; Tom Higgins
6:25
11
Welcome the Queen March, Op. 95 (arr. by W.J. Duthoit)
W.J. Duthoit; Arthur Bliss; London Symphonic Concert Band; Tom Higgins
5:29
Total Playing Time    67:55
"A rousing collection ... highlights the fine ceremonial music that was written for their coronations ... some of these works have never been recorded by a concert band before and it's fascinating to hear them in the form in which the public would have first encountered them."
- Classic FM

Tom Higgins directs the London Symphonic Concert Band on this collection of marches composed for the four coronations held during the 20th century. The 11 works included here display the excitement and grandeur appropriate to such an important state and religious occasion. They also highlight some of the finest ceremonial music composed in the 20th century while reflecting the changing styles over the years. Some of these marches have never been recorded by a concert band before, despite transcriptions being made soon after their composition. Higgins and his forces present the pieces the same way audiences would have first heard them played in times gone by.
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – SOMM Recordings Studio Masters

For Your Consideration | More ▸

Franck & Lekeu: Sonates - Mathieu: Ballade, Fantaisie Alain Lefèvre; David Lefèvre
88.2
Solo - harmonia nova #6 Anaïs Gaudemard
88.2
Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 and 2 - Four Dances from 'Love's Labour's Lost' Alessandro Marangoni; Malmö Symphony Orchestra; Andrew Mogrelia
96
Shostakovich: String Quartets Nos. 7, 8 & 9 Altius Quartet
96
Favourite Piano Music, Vol. 1 (Live) Alessandro Deljavan
88.2
Humperdinck: Hänsel und Gretel (Live) Alexandra Steiner; Katrin Wundsam; Ricarda Merbeth; Albert Dohmen; Christian Elsner; Annika Gerhards; Alexandra Hutton; Kinderchor der Staatsoper Unter den Linden; Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin; Marek Janowski
96dsd 2.8
Arabesques Abdel Rahman El Bacha
96
Virtuoso Symphony Of London Conducted By Alfred Wallenstein ‎– Symphony VI (Pathétique) In B Minor • Opus 74 Alfred Wallenstein; Virtuoso Symphony Of London
96
Debussy, Seco de Arpe – Mussorgsky & Albéniz: Piano Works Alexander Panfilov
48
Orff: Carmina Burana (Live from the Forbidden City) Aida Garifullina; Toby Spence; Ludovic Tézier; Shanghai Spring Children’s Choir; Wiener Singakademie; Heinz Ferlesch; Shanghai Symphony Orchestra; Long Yu
48
Stravinsky / Satie: Paris Joyeux et Triste: Piano Duets Alexei Lubimov; Slava Poprugin
88.2
Back in Harmony Aled Jones; Russell Watson
96MQA
Jaques-Dalcroze: Piano Music, Vol. 1 Adalberto Maria Riva
96
Four Pianos, Four Pieces Alexander Melnikov
96
Rachmaninov: Complete Works for Cello and Piano: Includes premiere recording of Vocalise in original version Alexander Ivashkin; Rustem Hayroudinoff
96

Offers & New Releases

exclusive benefits for mailing list members

Subscribe Now

What is High-Resolution Audio?

High-resolution audio offers the highest-fidelity available, far surpassing the sound quality of traditional CDs. When you listen to music on a CD or tracks purchased via consumer services such as iTunes, you are hearing a low-resolution version of what was actually recorded and mastered in the studio. ProStudioMasters offers the original studio masters — exactly as the artist, producers and sound engineers mastered them — for download, directly to you.

What do I need for playback?

You may need additional software / hardware to take full advantage of the higher 24-bit high-res audio formats, but any music lover that has heard 16-bit vs 24-bit will tell you it's worth it!

Software for Mac OS X

Software for Windows

Hardware Suggestions