Crown Imperial

Leyland Band, under conductor Thomas Wyss, present Crown Imperial, a CD of music performed at the coronations of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth II.

Featuring music from the most eminent of British composers Edward Elgar, Herbert Howells, John Ireland, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Arthur Bliss and William Walton, it is a patriotic tribute to the pomp that only the British can do.

All the music on this CD is available to purchase from Timbercroft Publishing.

1. Welcome the Queen Arthur Bliss [7’04”]
2. Epic March John Ireland [7’24”]
3. Blaenwern William Rowlands [4’21”]
4. Toccata (from Symphony No.8) Ralph Vaughan Williams [4’54”]
Music for the Royal Fireworks George Frederick Handel
5. I – Overture [8’37”]
6. II – Bourée [2’13”]
7. III – La Paix [2’30”]
8 IV – Minuets I & II [2’43”]
9. V – La Réjouissance [2’50”]
10. Crown Imperial William Walton [6’59”]
11. Nimrod (from the ‘Enigma Variations’) Edward Elgar [4’00”]
12. King’s Herald Herbert Howells [4’40”]
13. The Westminster Waltz Robert Farnon [2’49”]
14. I Vow To Thee, My Country Gustav Holst/Geoff Knorr [5’40”]
15. Pomp & Circumstance March No.1 Edward Elgar [6’48”]


(Total timing: 73’41”)

Arrangers: Phillip Littlemore (1-2, 4, 10-15), Iain McKnight (3) and Don Blakeson (5-9)



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