Follow the Colours (Elgar, Edward)

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Editor First edition
Publisher. Info. London: Novello & Co.,Ltd., 1914. Plate 14154.
Misc. Notes Title page missing.
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General Information

Work Title Follow the Colours
Alternative. Title Marching Song
Composer Elgar, Edward
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. None [force assignment]
Key D major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 1 (With spirit. In marching time)
Text Incipit Thousands, thousands of marching feet
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1907 as Marching Song, 1914 as Follow the Colours
First Performance. Marching Song 1908/05/23 — London, Albert Hall
Follow the Colours 1914/10/10 — London, Albert Hall
First Publication. 1914 – London: Novello & Co.,Ltd.
Librettist William de Courcy Stretton (1862-1936)
Language English
Dedication Commissioned by and dedicated to The Worshipful Company of Musicians
Average DurationAvg. Duration 10 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation voice, piano, optional male chorus
External Links Wikipedia article

Misc. Comments

Adapted for solo and optional male chorus from the composer's Marching Song published in 1908.