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March for A History of the English-Speaking Peoples, for orchestra (1959)

• Composition: 1959, for a projected ABC television series based on Churchill’s eponymous work. The series was never produced.
First Performance: Monday, 25 May 1959. ADPC Studios, Elstree. London Symphony Orchestra, Sir William Walton conductor.
Duration: About 5 minutes
Craggs Catalogue Number: C70
Instrumentation: 3 flutes, piccolo, 2 oboes, cor anglais, 2 clarinets, bassoon, contrabassoon – 4 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba – timpani, 2 percussion (side drum, bass drum, tenor drum, cymbals) – harp – strings
Manuscript: Frederick R. Koch Collection. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Manuscript FRKF 632. Autograph full score. 22 pages.
Publication: Oxford University Press. Score and parts are available on hire.
Arrangements: Henry V: A Shakespeare Scenario, arranged by Christopher Palmer, incorporates this march in part.

Orchestra Conductor Year Compact Disc Timing
The Philharmonia Sir David Willcocks 1991 Chandos CHAN 8998 4’40”
London Philharmonic Orchestra Carl Davis 1986 EMI Classics 65585 4’45”
English Northern Philharmonia Paul Daniel 1996 Naxos 8.553869 4’56”