Canterbury Coronation

From Wind Repertory Project
James Curnow

James Curnow

General Info

Year: 1996
Duration: c. 2:20
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Curnow Music Press, through Hal Leonard
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $49.00   |   Score Only (print) - $9.00


Full Score
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Horn in F I
Trombone I-II
Timpani (optional)
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Tom-tom
  • Triangle


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

On June 2, 1953, the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II took place following a ritual that has been used since 750 AD. Because Canterbury is the ancient religious center of Great Britain, the Archbishop of Canterbury (the head of the Church of England) has presided over the coronation ceremonies of rulers of England for many generations.

Canterbury Coronation seeks to capture both the ancient solemnity and the spirit of celebration that is inherent in a coronation and its accompanying ceremonies.

- Program Note from publisher

Commercial Discography


State Ratings

  • Louisiana: II
  • Mississippi: I-A
  • Texas: II. Complete
  • West Virginia: II


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  • Curnow, J. (1996). Canterbury Coronation [score]. Curnow Music Press: Wilmore, Ky.