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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Misc. Notes Solo voice and piano.
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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 Solo voice and piano. Also for mixed chorus SATB 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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Misc. Notes Solo voice and piano.
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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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Misc. Notes Solo voice and piano.
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Sailing Westward (No.5)

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Publisher. Info. London: Enoch & Sons Ltd., 1924. Plate E. & S. 6114.
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Misc. Notes Original version. Mixed chorus SATB, piano.
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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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Misc. Notes Solo voice and piano, optional refrain with mixed chorus SATB.
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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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Misc. Notes Solo voice and piano.
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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, without voices indicated.
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Arrangements and Transcriptions

Sailing Westward (No.5)

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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For 2 Voices and Piano

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Publisher. Info. London: Edwin Ashdown Ltd., 1948. Plate E.A.36664.
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For Voice and Piano

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Publisher. Info. London: Edwin Ashdown Ltd., 1948. Plate E.A.36663.
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The Immortal Legions (No.7)

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Publisher. Info. London: Enoch & Sons Ltd., 1924. Plate E. & S. 6117.
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For 2 Voices and Piano

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Publisher. Info. The Enoch Two-Part Songs, No.104.
London: Enoch & Sons Ltd., 1924. Plate E. & S. 6136.
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General Information

Work Title The Pageant of Empire
Alternative. Title
Name Translations The Immortal Legions
Authorities Wikipedia
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
Elgar set four other poems by Alfred Noyes to the same tune as Sailing Westward: Gloriana, The Cape of Good Hope, Indian Dawn and The Islands
6. Merchant Adventurers
7. The Immortal Legions
8. A Song of Union (this was written for, but not actually performed in, the pageant)
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 Nos.1-7: voice, piano
No.8: mixed chorus
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Misc. Comments

See the Wikipedia article above for information on other works by Elgar that were included in the pageant.