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Triumphal March, Op 40
composer
author of text
Hymn in praise of Christopher Columbus, in Russian

Recordings
'Glazunov: The Complete Solo Piano Music, Vol. 4' (CDH55224)
Glazunov: The Complete Solo Piano Music, Vol. 4
Buy by post £5.50 CDH55224  Helios (Hyperion's budget label)  
Details
Track 8 on CDH55224 [9'41] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)

Triumphal March, Op 40
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The most extended and interesting of these transcriptions is the Triumphal march, Op 40. Originally for ‘grand orchestra and chorus’, the music opens with a repeating short motif which only hints at what is to come. A solemn interlude follows, of such Wagnerian influence that it is impossible to tell whether it is serious or tongue-in-cheek. The sudden appearance of one of America’s best-known tunes is a pure joy, and the entry finally of the chorus singing a hymn of praise to Christopher Columbus (in Russian) an unexpected pleasure. Clearly Glazunov had a sense of humour. The Russian text translates as:

Glory to centuries of hardy struggle, that left us an inheritance of steadfast faith and hope! Hail, heroes of long-past years! The dawn of liberty gleamed on their holy course, their hardy path was lit by that dawn! A great genius—God’s radiant gift—cleft the oceans by his mighty will; splendid was the new world found by him … Hail, Columbus, from age to age, hail, Columbus, hail! Hail to you, hero, hail! Let us sing a grand hymn in praise of the heroes of long-past years; faith and hope will lead us towards fame! Glory and praise to you heroes, glory and praise, praise to you!

from notes by Stephen Coombs © 1996

Track-specific metadata
Details for CDA66866 track 8
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-96-86608
Duration
9'41
Recording date
23 June 1995
Recording venue
Rosslyn Hill Unitarian Chapel, Hampstead, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Paul Spicer
Recording engineer
Ken Blair
Hyperion usage
  1. Glazunov: The Complete Solo Piano Music, Vol. 4 (CDA66866)
    Disc 1 Track 8
    Release date: May 1996
    Deletion date: January 2006
    Superseded by CDH55224
  2. Glazunov: The Complete Solo Piano Music, Vol. 4 (CDH55224)
    Disc 1 Track 8
    Release date: August 2006
    Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
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