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

London Symphonic Concert Band, Tom Higgins

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Imperial Edward
John Philip Sousa; London Symphonic Concert Band; Tom Higgins
Marche du couronnement, Op. 117 (arr. by M. Retford)
Camille Saint-Saens; M. Retford; London Symphonic Concert Band; Tom Higgins
Coronation March, Op. 63 (arr. by J. Mackenzie-Rogan)
Alexander Campbell Mackenzie; John Mackenzie-Rogan; London Symphonic Concert Band; Tom Higgins
Coronation March (arr. by C. Godfrey)
Charles Godfrey; Percy Godfrey; London Symphonic Concert Band; Tom Higgins
Coronation March, Op. 65 (arr. by T. Higgins)
Edward Elgar; Tom Higgins; London Symphonic Concert Band; Tom Higgins
Coronation March (arr. by D. Godfrey)
Edward German; Daniel Godfrey; London Symphonic Concert Band; Tom Higgins
The Crown of India Suite, Op. 66 (arr. by F. Winterbottom)
Edward Elgar; Frank Winterbottom; London Symphonic Concert Band; Tom Higgins
Crown Imperial (arr. by W.J. Duthoit)
W.J. Duthoit; William Walton; London Symphonic Concert Band; Tom Higgins
Orb and Sceptre (arr. by N. Richardson)
William Walton; Norman Richardson; London Symphonic Concert Band; Tom Higgins
Coronation March (arr. by G. Pollen)
Arnold Bax; George Pollen; London Symphonic Concert Band; Tom Higgins
Welcome the Queen March, Op. 95 (arr. by W.J. Duthoit)
W.J. Duthoit; Arthur Bliss; London Symphonic Concert Band; Tom Higgins
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.
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