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The Reveille, Op 54

First line:
Hark! I hear the tramp of thousands
author of text

Over Christmas 1907 Elgar found the time to compose five of his finest part-songs – the four Opus 53 songs for mixed voice; and The Reveille (Op 54) for male voices. This last—a large-scale, impressive setting, lasting almost as long as the five Greek Anthology songs put together—had been commissioned by William McNaught.

from notes by Geoffrey Hodgkins © 1998


Elgar: Choral Songs
CDA67019Archive Service
Elgar: The complete choral songs
CDA66271/22CDs Archive Service


Track 13 on CDA66271/2 CD2 [6'00] 2CDs Archive Service
Track 19 on CDA67019 [4'51] Archive Service

Track-specific metadata for CDA67019 track 19

Recording date
16 April 1998
Recording venue
St Alban's Church, Holborn, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Andrew Keener
Recording engineer
Antony Howell & Julian Millard
Hyperion usage
  1. Elgar: Choral Songs (CDA67019)
    Disc 1 Track 19
    Release date: November 1998
    Deletion date: November 2006
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