The Coronation of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II CD


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A very special commemorative release to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, marking 70 glorious years on the throne.
Featuring a selection of music from the original BBC broadcast of The Coronation service of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, at Westminster Abbey on 2nd June 1953.
Includes the much-loved classics “I was glad” (Parry), “Zadok the priest” Handel, “O taste and see” Vaughan Williams, plus a rousing of the National Anthem, “God Save the Queen”.
Cover features Cecil Beaton’s official coronation portrait, plus a facsimile of the gothic type from the original 1953 HMV commemorative 3LP set.

Track Listing:

Entrance to The Church
1. Ernest Bullock (1890–1979)
2. Hubert Parry (1848–1918)
Anthem: I was glad [with Vivats]

The Beginning of the Communion Service
3. Herbert Howells (1892–1983)
Introit: Behold, O God our defender
4. William Henry Harris (1883–1973)
Gradual: Let my prayer come into thy presence
5. Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872–1958)
Creed (Mass in G minor) Sung in English, adapted by Maurice Jacobson

The Anointing
6. Plainsong
Hymn: Come, Holy Ghost, our souls inspire arr. Ernest Bullock
7. George Frideric Handel (1685–1759)
Coronation Anthem: Zadok the Priest

The Putting on of the Crown
8. Ernest Bullock
"God Save The Queen!" – Fanfare
9. George Dyson (1883–1964)

The Homage
10. Samuel Sebastian Wesley (1810–1876)
Anthem: Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace
11. Ernest Bullock
Fanfare with Organ – "God Save Queen Elizabeth!"
The Communion
12. Louis Bourgeois (1510–1559)
Offertory hymn: All people that on earth do dwell (Old Hundredth) arr. by Ralph Vaughan Williams, harmonised by John Dowland (1563–1626)
13. John Merbecke (1510–1585)0
Prayers - Invitation - Absolution - Sursum corda
14. Ralph Vaughan Williams
Sanctus (Mass in G minor)
15. Ralph Vaughan Williams
Communion motet: O taste and see
16. Charles Villiers Stanford (1852–1924)
Gloria: Festal Communion Service in B flat – Blessing
17. Orlando Gibbons (1583–1625)
Threefold Amen
18. William Walton (1902–1983)
[Coronation] Te Deum
The Recess
19. Ernest Bullock
20. National Anthem arr. by Gordon Jacob

Product Code: M2484 / P2484

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