||The Crown of India, Op.66
|Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No.
||Masque – 12 pieces
- Tableau I. The Cities of Ind
- 1a. Introduction
- 1b. Sacred Measure
- 2. Dance of the Nautch Girls
- 2a. India greets her Cities
- 3. Song (Agra): "Hail, Immemorial Ind!" (The Homage of Ind)
- 3a. Entrance of Calcutta
- India: "Welcome Calcutta!"
- 3b. Entrance of Delhi
- Delhi: "Stop! That place is mine"
- 4a. Introduction
- 4b. March of the Mogul Emperors
- India: "Illustrious Emperors!"
- 5. Entrance of 'John Company'
- Calcutta: "Good John Company, reply"
- 5a. Entrance of St. George
- India: "Calcutta, Delhi, give your quarrel pause"
- 6. Song (St. George): "The Rule of England"
- 7. Interlude
- Tableau II. Ave Imperator!
- 8a. Introduction
- 8b. Warriors' Dance
- 9. The Cities of Ind
- India: "Hail festal hour from out the ages drawn"
- 10. March: 'The Crown of India'
- India: 'Incessu patuit Imperator'
- 10a. The Homage of Ind
- 11. The Crowning of Delhi
- 12. Ave Imperator!
Orchestral Suite – 5 pieces (Op.66a)
- 1. Introduction (1a) and Dance of the Nautch Girls (2)
- 2. Menuetto = Entrance of 'John Company' (5)
- 3. Warriors' Dance (8b)
- 4. Intermezzo (added for suite)
- 5. March of the Mogul Emperors (4b)
|Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp.
||1912-03-11 – (Masque)
- London: Coliseum Theatre. Soli, chorus and orchestra. Edward Elgar, conductor
1912-09-11 – (Suite)
- Hereford Festival. London Symphony Orchestra. Edward Elgar, conductor
||1912 - London: Novello
|Average DurationAvg. Duration
||60 minutes – (Masque)|
18 minutes – (Suite)
|Composer Time PeriodComp. Period
||Early 20th century
||Masque – Vocal soli and Mixed chorus with Orchestra|
Orchestral Suite, Op.66a – Orchestra
- piccolo, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, bass clarinet, 2 bassoons, contrabassoon
4 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba
timpani, percussion, harp, string orchestra
||The only score published for the complete masque was a vocal score arranged by Elgar's friend Hugh Blair. The orchestral parts were apparently destroyed in the 1960s. In 2007 the Elgar Society commissioned the composer Anthony Payne to complete the orchestration of the music, using Elgar's own orchestrations of the movements used in the suite.