Caractacus, Op.35 (Elgar, Edward)

Contents

Performances

Sheet Music

Full Scores

Triumphal March: "The march triumphal thunders"

PDF scanned by p0mbal
P0mbal (2019/8/14)

Publisher. Info. London: Novello & Co., n.d.(ca.1898).
Copyright
Purchase
Javascript is required for this feature.

Parts

Triumphal March: "The march triumphal thunders"

PDF scanned by p0mbal
P0mbal (2019/8/16)

14 more: Oboes 1/2 • Clarinets 1/2 (B♭), Bass Clarinet (B♭, ad lib.) • Bassoons 1/2, Contrabassoon (ad lib.) • Horns 1/2, 3/4 (F) • Trumpets 1/2 (F), Trumpets 3/4 (F, ad lib.) • Trombones 1/2, Bass Trombone, Tuba • Timpani • Glockenspiel/Triangle/Side Drum/Cymbals/Bass Drum • Harp (ad lib.) • Organ (ad lib.) • Violins I • Violins II • Violas • Cellos/Basses

PDF scanned by p0mbal
P0mbal (2019/8/16)

PDF scanned by p0mbal
P0mbal (2019/8/16)

PDF scanned by p0mbal
P0mbal (2019/8/16)

PDF scanned by p0mbal
P0mbal (2019/8/16)

PDF scanned by p0mbal
P0mbal (2019/8/16)

PDF scanned by p0mbal
P0mbal (2019/8/16)

PDF scanned by p0mbal
P0mbal (2019/8/16)

PDF scanned by p0mbal
P0mbal (2019/8/16)

PDF scanned by p0mbal
P0mbal (2019/8/16)

PDF scanned by p0mbal
P0mbal (2019/8/16)

PDF scanned by p0mbal
P0mbal (2019/8/16)

PDF scanned by p0mbal
P0mbal (2019/8/16)

PDF scanned by p0mbal
P0mbal (2019/8/16)

PDF scanned by p0mbal
P0mbal (2019/8/16)

Publisher. Info. London: Novello & Co., n.d.(ca.1898).
Copyright
Misc. Notes The Flutes part is labelled "Flauti e Piccolo" but nowhere in the music is the piccolo indicated as playing. This is because the Triumphal March is an extract from the complete score, and the piccolo plays at other times in the work.
On the one Percussion part the players parts are on three staves for "Glockenspiel, Triangle & Side Drum, Piatti & Gran Cassa", and the composer had added a Note: "In case the full number of performers (five) is not available, the more important parts are indicated."
Purchase
Javascript is required for this feature.

PDF typeset by editor
P0mbal (2019/8/17)

Editor John Morrison
Publisher. Info. John Morrison, 2019
Copyright
Misc. Notes The four F trumpet parts transposed for modern (B) trumpets
Purchase
Javascript is required for this feature.

Vocal Scores

PDF scanned by Google
Carolus (2009/4/4)

Language English
Publisher. Info. London: Novello & Co., Ltd., 1898. Plate 8283.
Copyright
Purchase
Javascript is required for this feature.

Triumphal March: "The march triumphal thunders"

PDF scanned by p0mbal
P0mbal (2020/3/9)

Publisher. Info. Novello's Octavo Choruses, No.827 London: Novello & Company, Limited, 1914.
Copyright
Purchase
Javascript is required for this feature.

Arrangements and Transcriptions

The Sword Song "Leap to the light"

PDF scanned by p0mbal
P0mbal (2019/1/7)

Publisher. Info. London: Novello & Co., 1898. Plate 10836.
Copyright
Misc. Notes This an arrangement by the composer, intended for baritone with piano accompaniment. The song in "Caractacus" has an added male voice chorus.
It may be noted that the words of this version start "Leap to light" (later always "Leap to the light".
Purchase
Javascript is required for this feature.

Triumphal March

For Organ (Lemare)

PDF scanned by Unknown
Daphnis (2010/2/25)

Arranger Edwin Henry Lemare (1865-1934)
Publisher. Info. London: Novello & Co., 1899. Plate 10885.
Reprinted Boca Raton: Masters Music, 1993. Catalog M 2062.
Copyright
Purchase
Javascript is required for this feature.

Javascript is required to submit files.

General Information

Work Title Caractacus
Alternative. Title
Composer Elgar, Edward
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.35
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IEE 7
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 6 scenes, 27 numbers
  • Scene I.
CHORUS - " Watchmen, alert ! "
SOLO (Caractacus) - " Watchmen,alert ! the King is here "
RECIT. (Eigen, Orbin, and Caractacus) - " Father, Sire, and King "
SOLO (Eigen) - " At eve to the greenwood "
TRIO (Eigen, Orbin, and Caractacus) - " On the ocean and the river "
CHORUS - " Rest, weary monarch "
  • Scene II.
SOLO (Arch-Druid) and CHORUS - " Tread the mystic circle round "
CHORUS, (INVOCATION) - " Lord of dread "
RECIT. {Arch-Druid, Orbin, and Caractacus) - " Bard, what read ye ? "
SOLO (Caractacus) and CHORUS (Soldiers) - " Leap to the light "
CHORUS - " Hence - ere the Druid's wrath is woke "
  • Scene III.
INTRODUCTION (Orchestra)
CHORUS - " Come ! beneath our woodland bowers "
SOLO (Eigen) - " O'er-arch'd by leaves "
SOLO (Orbin) - " Last night beneath the sacred Oak "
DUET (Eigen and Orbin) and CHORUS - " They gather the wreaths "
  • Scene IV.
CHORUS (Maidens) - " Wild rumours shake our calm retreat "
SOLO (Eigen) - " When the glow of the evening "
CHORUS (Soldiers) - " We are gather'd by the river "
SOLO (Caractacus) and CHORUS, (LAMENT) - " O my warriors "
  • Scene V.
SOLO (A Bard) and CHORUS - " Captive Britons, see them "
  • Scene VI.
PROCESSIONAL MUSIC: TRIUMPHAL MARCH (Orchestra and Chorus) - " The march triumphal thunders "
RECIT. (Claudius) - " Unbind his hands "
SOLO (Caractacus) - " Heap torment upon torment "
RECIT. (Claudius) and CHORUS - " Slay, slay the Briton "
SOLO (Caractacus) - " I plead not for myself "
QUARTET (Eigen, Orbin, Caractacus, and Claudius) - " Grace from the Roman "
CHORUS - " The clang of arms is over "; " Britons, alert ! "
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1897-98
First Publication. 1898
Librettist Harry Arbuthnot Acworth (1849-1933)
Language English
Dedication Queen Victoria
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation soprano, alto, tenor, bass, mixed chorus (SATB), orchestra