King Charles’ coronation to highlight 12 new pieces of music: Buckingham Palace – Countrywide

Twelve recently commissioned parts of audio will play at the coronation of Britain’s King Charles at Westminster Abbey this May, which include Greek Orthodox tunes, Buckingham Palace claimed, with the 18th century “Zadok the Priest” also to be featured.

Six orchestral commissions, five choral commissions and just one organ fee have been composed for the situation, the palace explained on Saturday, which include a new Coronation Anthem by musical theater impresario Andrew Lloyd Webber.

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“A variety of musical variations and performers blend tradition, heritage and ceremony with new musical voices of these days, reflecting The King’s everyday living-extended love and aid of new music and the arts,” the palace explained in a assertion.

It also reported Charles requested Greek Orthodox songs, which can be traced back again to the Byzantine period, to be showcased in the company in tribute to his father, Prince Philip, who was born on the Greek island of Corfu. He died in 2021.

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Fanfares will be played by The Point out Trumpeters of the Family Cavalry and The Fanfare Trumpeters of the Royal Air Drive, the palace claimed.

One of the liturgical sections of the ceremony will also be done in Welsh to replicate Charles’s “long-standing and deeply held romance and affiliation with Wales,” in accordance to the assertion.

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Music by classical composers together with George Frideric Handel, Edward Elgar, Hubert Parry and Ralph Vaughan Williams, some of which has historically featured in the company for 400 years, will be incorporated in the application, alongside with the songs of living Welsh composer Karl Jenkins.

New music by Elgar, Parry, and Williams ended up also performed at the crowning of Charles’s late mother, Queen Elizabeth II, in 1953.

Handel’s coronation anthem “Zadok the Priest,” which was composed for the coronation of King George II in 1727, will be performed at the ceremony, the palace mentioned.

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“I have scored it for the Westminster Abbey choir and organ, the ceremonial brass and orchestra. I hope my anthem reflects this joyful event,” composer Lloyd Webber mentioned of his coronation anthem in the statement.


(Reporting by Muvija M and Michael Holden Modifying by Kate Holton and David Holmes)