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concert Robert King conducts a recreation of King George II’s coronation ceremony With The King's Consort

With The King's Consort

Robert King conducts a recreation of King George II’s coronation ceremony With The King's Consort

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In a splendid concert in Versailles' Royal Chapel, Robert King and the King's Consort take us on a musical journey back to 1727 for the coronation of George II of England! The musicians present a recreation of the event's original musical program, with highlights including all four of Handel's most celebrated coronation anthems—some of the most beautiful ceremonial works ever written for an English coronation! 

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Program

  • William Child, O Lord, Grant The King A Long Life
  • George Frideric Handel, A Grand Instrumental Procession, based on Overture to Deborah
  • Henry Purcell, I was glad when they said unto me
  • George Frideric Handel, "Let Thy Hand Be Strengthened", Coronation Anthem for George II, HWV 259
  • Thomas Tallis, Litany, O God, the Father of Heaven
  • John Blow, Come, Holy ghost
  • George Frideric Handel, ”Zadok the Priest”, Coronation Anthem for George II, HWV 258
  • John Blow, Behold, O God our defender
  • George Frideric Handel, "The King Shall Rejoice", Coronation Anthem for George II, HWV 260
  • Orlando Gibbons, Te Deum
  • John Blow, God spake sometime in visions
  • George Frideric Handel, "My Heart is Inditing", Coronation Anthem for George II, HWV 261

Details

  • Directed by:
    • Julien Condemine
  • Venue: The Palace of Versailles' Royal Chapel (Versailles, France)
  • Broadcast date: Feb. 23, 2018, 6:30 p.m.
  • Production date: 2018
  • Recording date: 01/17/2018
  • Duration: 1 h 38 min
  • Production: A co-production Wahoo Production & Château de Versailles Spectacles
  • Available version(s): EN

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