Charles’ coronation to characteristic 12 new items of music
By way of Reuters in London
TWELVE newly commissioned items of music will play on the coronation of King Charles at Westminster Abbey this Might, together with Greek Orthodox music, Buckingham Palace stated, with the 18th century “Zadok the Priest” additionally to be featured.
Six orchestral commissions, 5 choral commissions and one organ fee have been composed for the event, the palace stated on Saturday, together with a brand new Coronation Anthem by musical theatre impresario Andrew Lloyd Webber.
“A spread of musical kinds and performers mix custom, heritage and ceremony with new musical voices of immediately, reflecting The King’s life-long love and assist of music and the humanities,” the palace stated in a press release.
It additionally stated Charles requested Greek Orthodox music, which could be traced again to the Byzantine interval, to be featured within the service in tribute to his father, Prince Philip, who was born on the Greek island of Corfu. He died in 2021.
Fanfares can be performed by The State Trumpeters of the Family Cavalry and The Fanfare Trumpeters of the Royal Air Drive, the palace stated.
One of many liturgical sections of the ceremony can even be carried out in Welsh to mirror Charles’s “long-standing and deeply held relationship and affiliation with Wales,” based on the assertion.
Music by classical composers together with George Frideric Handel, Edward Elgar, Hubert Parry and Ralph Vaughan Williams, a few of which has traditionally featured within the service for 400 years, can be included within the programme, together with the music of residing Welsh composer Karl Jenkins.
Music by Elgar, Parry, and Williams had been additionally carried out on the crowning of Charles’s late mom, Queen Elizabeth II, in 1953.
Handel’s coronation anthem “Zadok the Priest”, which was composed for the coronation of King George II in 1727, can be performed on the ceremony, the palace stated.
“I’ve scored it for the Westminster Abbey choir and organ, the ceremonial brass and orchestra. I hope my anthem displays this joyful event,” composer Lloyd Webber stated of his coronation anthem within the assertion.
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