Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
My Heart Is Inditing, Z. 30
I Was Glad, psalm 122.
Georg Friedrich Haendel (1685-1759)
Let Thy Hand Be Strengthened, HWV 259
Zadok The Priest, HWV 258
The King Shall Rejoice, HWV 260
My Heart Is Inditing, HWV 261
Salomon : HWV 67 – Acte III « Praise the Lord »
Coronation anthems by Handel & Purcell
To mark the Coronation of King Charles III, we have brought together the most famous pieces of music from the coronations of James II in 1685 and George II in 1727. The masterpieces by Purcell and Handel display an extraordinarily evocative force that is marvellously well-suited to the Choir and the Orchestra of the Opéra Royal directed by Gaétan Jarry.
Of the most noteworthy ceremonies of European monarchies in the pre-Revolutionary period, coronations were certainly the most symbolic and opulent, followed in terms of musical intensity by the royal weddings and funerals. The best music since the mid-17th century has been preserved for the English monarchy, with the most sumptuous ceremonial music in the Anglican sacred repertoire.
This Grand Style was a majestic tribute to the Coronation Ceremony of England, with drum-rolls and glorious fanfares of trumpets announcing the acclamations of Westminster. God Save the King!
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