Coronation Ode

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Choral work, Op.44, for 4 soloists, ch., and orch. by Elgar to words by A. C. Benson. Commissioned for CG gala perf. for Coronation of Edward VII, June 1902 (cancelled because of King's illness). F.p. Sheffield Fest. Oct. 1902. Finale is ‘Land of Hope and Glory’, to melody from trio of Pomp and Circumstance March No.1, but with words differing from the song version.

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