Coronation Ode, Op. 44 is a work composed by Edward Elgar for soprano, contralto, tenor and bass soloists, chorus and orchestra, with words by A. C. Benson.
It was written for the Coronation of King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra in 1902, and dedicated "by Special Permission, to His Most Gracious Majesty King Edward VII", but the Coronation was postponed due to the King’s being ill, so the first performance was not until 2 October 1902 at the Sheffield Festival, by the Sheffield Choir, soloists Agnes Nicholls, Muriel Foster, John Coates and David Ffrangcon Davies, with Elgar conducting. The first London performance was at Covent Garden on 26 October 1902.
There are six parts:
Performances & Interviews
- Elgar's Coronation Odehttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01hjnhg.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01hjnhg.jpg2012-07-13T19:42:00.000ZStephen Johnson discovers the story behind Elgar's Coronation Ode.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/b01kkq4q
Elgar's Coronation OdeStephen Johnson discovers the story behind Elgar's Coronation Ode.