The Pageant of Empire (Elgar, Edward)

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Shakespeare's Kingdom (No.1)

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Publisher. Info. London: Enoch & Sons Ltd., 1924. Plate E. & S. 6118.
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The Islands (No.2)

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Publisher. Info. London: Enoch & Sons, Ltd., 1924. Plate E. & S. 6123.
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Misc. Notes Also for chorus S.A.T.B., to the tune of "Sailing Westward" (No.5)
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The Blue Mountains (No.3)

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Publisher. Info. London: Enoch & Sons, Ltd., 1924. Plate E. & S. 6115.
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The Heart of Canada (No.4)

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Publisher. Info. London: Enoch & Sons Ltd., 1924. Plate E. & S. 6122.
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Merchant Adventurers (No.6)

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Publisher. Info. London: Enoch & Sons Ltd., 1924. Plate E. & S. 6121.
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The Immortal Legions (No.7)

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Publisher. Info. London: Enoch & Sons, Ltd., 1924. Plate E. & S. 6134.
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A Song of Union (No.8)

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Publisher. Info. London: Enoch & Sons, Ltd., 1924. Plate E. & S. 6094.
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Misc. Notes Extract from piano score of the composer's Empire March
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Arrangements and Transcriptions

For Mixed Chorus

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Publisher. Info. London: Enoch & Sons Ltd., No.50, 1924. Plate E. & S. 6114.
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Misc. Notes It is indicated in this publication that the following poems by Alfred Noyes are also set by Elgar to the tune of "Sailing Westward":
"Gloriana."
"The Cape of Good Hope."
"Indian Dawn."
"The Islands." (No.2)
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General Information

Work Title The Pageant of Empire
Alternative. Title Eight Songs for Voice and Piano
Composer Elgar, Edward
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IEE 129
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 8 songs:
1. Shakespeare's Kingdom
2. The Islands (A Song of New Zealand)
3. The Blue Mountains (A Song of Australia)
4. The Heart of Canada
5. Sailing Westward
6. Merchant Adventurers
7. The Immortal Legions
8. A Song of Union
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1924
First Performance. 1924/07/21 at the Pageant
Edward Elgar (conductor)
First Publication. 1924
Librettist Alfred Noyes (1880-1958)
Language English
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation voice, piano
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