Coronation of King George II

Coronation of King George II

by Robert King
     
 

"Why present just Handel's "Coronation Anthems for King George II" when you can present the whole Coronation?" seems to be the proposition that underlies this two-disc set, entitled The Coronation of King George II, 1727. And, thrillingly performed by Robert King directing the King's Consort and the Choir of the King's Consort, there seems no good reason not toSee more details below

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"Why present just Handel's "Coronation Anthems for King George II" when you can present the whole Coronation?" seems to be the proposition that underlies this two-disc set, entitled The Coronation of King George II, 1727. And, thrillingly performed by Robert King directing the King's Consort and the Choir of the King's Consort, there seems no good reason not to, and every good reason to, do just that. King, who has led many stirring recordings of Handel's oratorios in his time, turns in splendid performances of the four "Coronation Anthems," along with superb performances of ceremonial choral music by Tallis, Purcell, Gibbons, Blow, Farmer, and Child. But those are just the highlights of the recording, which opens with the tolling of the bells of Westminster Abbey and closes with the tolling of the bells of London and includes along the way trumpet fanfares led by the inestimable Crispian Steele-Perkins, drum processions led by Charles Fullbrook, spoken acclamations by Andrew Carwood as the Archbishop of Canterbury, and shouts of praise by the assembled multitudes. This set may not be for everyone -- enemies of the monarchy need not tune in -- and may not be for every day -- a steady diet of fanfares and processions may be much for some listeners -- but when you are in the mood to hear royalty enthroned, this set cannot be surpassed.

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Product Details

Release Date:
11/13/2001
Label:
Hyperion Uk
UPC:
0034571172866
catalogNumber:
67286
Rank:
351469

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Tracks

  1. Church Bells: Tolling Bell of "Westminster Abbey"  -  Recorded Sound  - Edward Perry  - Simon Perry  - Terry Shannon
  2. Coronation of George II (England): Trumpet fanfare 1  -  King's Consort  - Robert King  -  King's Consort  - Edward Perry  - Simon Perry  - Terry Shannon
  3. Coronation of George II (England): Drum procession 1  -  King's Consort  - Robert King  -  King's Consort  - Edward Perry  - Simon Perry  - Terry Shannon
  4. Coronation of George II (England): Vivat  -  King's Consort  - Robert King  -  King's Consort Choir  -  King's Consort  - Edward Perry  - Simon Perry  - Terry Shannon
  5. Coronation of George II (England): Trumpet fanfare 2  -  King's Consort  - Robert King  -  King's Consort  - Edward Perry  - Simon Perry  - Terry Shannon
  6. O Lord, Grant the King a Long Life, anthem for soloists, chorus & orchestra  - William Child  - Robert King  -  King's Consort Choir  -  King's Consort  - Edward Perry  - Simon Perry  - Terry Shannon
  7. Occasional Oratorio, HWV 62: Grand Instrumental Procession (as used for coronat  - George Frideric Handel  - Robert King  -  King's Consort  - Edward Perry  - Simon Perry  - Terry Shannon
  8. I was glad when they said unto me, anthem for alto, tenor, bass, chorus, string & organ, Z. 19  - Henry Purcell  - Robert King  -  King's Consort Choir  -  King's Consort  - Edward Perry  - Simon Perry  - Terry Shannon
  9. Coronation of George II (England): God save King George (1)  -  King's Consort  - Robert King  -  King's Consort Choir  -  King's Consort  - Edward Perry  - Simon Perry  - Terry Shannon
  10. Coronation of George II (England): Trumpet fanfare 3  -  King's Consort  - Robert King  -  King's Consort Choir  -  King's Consort  - Edward Perry  - Simon Perry  - Terry Shannon
  11. Coronation Anthem for chorus & orchestra "Let Thy Hand Be Strengthened" HWV 259  - George Frideric Handel  - Robert King  -  King's Consort Choir  -  King's Consort  - Edward Perry  - Simon Perry  - Terry Shannon
  12. Litany (O God, the Father of Heaven), for 5 voices  - Thomas Tallis  - Robert King  -  King's Consort Choir  -  King's Consort  - Edward Perry  - Simon Perry  - Terry Shannon
  13. Come Holy Ghost  - John Farmer  - Robert King  -  King's Consort Choir  -  King's Consort  - Edward Perry  - Simon Perry  - Terry Shannon
  14. Zadok the Priest, coronation anthem No. 1 for chorus & orchestra, HWV 258  - George Frideric Handel  - Robert King  -  King's Consort Choir  -  King's Consort  - Edward Perry  - Simon Perry  - Terry Shannon
  15. Coronation of George II (England): Trumpet fanfare 4  -  King's Consort  - Robert King  -  King's Consort  - Edward Perry  - Simon Perry  - Terry Shannon
  16. Behold, O God Our Defender for soloists, chorus & orchestra  - John Blow  - Robert King  -  King's Consort Choir  -  King's Consort  - Edward Perry  - Simon Perry  - Terry Shannon
  17. Coronation of George II (England): Trumpet fanfare 5  -  King's Consort  - Robert King  -  King's Consort  - Edward Perry  - Simon Perry  - Terry Shannon
  18. Coronation of George II (England): God save the King  -  King's Consort  - Robert King  -  King's Consort Choir  -  King's Consort  - Edward Perry  - Simon Perry  - Terry Shannon
  19. Coronation Anthem No.2 for chorus & orchestra "The King Shall Rejoice" HWV260  - George Frideric Handel  - Robert King  -  King's Consort Choir  -  King's Consort  - Edward Perry  - Simon Perry  - Terry Shannon
  20. Second Service (Verse Service), for 1-5 voices & organ, (complete): Te Deum (from the Second Service)  - Orlando Gibbons  - Robert King  -  King's Consort Choir  -  King's Consort  - Edward Perry  - Simon Perry  - Terry Shannon
  21. Coronation of George II (England): Trumpet fanfare 6  -  King's Consort  - Robert King  -  King's Consort  - Edward Perry  - Simon Perry  - Terry Shannon
  22. God Spake Sometime in Visions for soloists, chorus & orchestra  - John Blow  - Robert King  -  King's Consort Choir  -  King's Consort  - Edward Perry  - Simon Perry  - Terry Shannon
  23. Coronation of George II (England): Drums  -  King's Consort  - Robert King  -  King's Consort  - Edward Perry  - Simon Perry  - Terry Shannon
  24. Coronation of George II (England): Trumpet fanfare 7  -  King's Consort  - Robert King  -  King's Consort  - Edward Perry  - Simon Perry  - Terry Shannon
  25. Coronation of George II (England): God save King George (2)  -  King's Consort  - Robert King  -  King's Consort Choir  -  King's Consort  - Edward Perry  - Simon Perry  - Terry Shannon
  26. Coronation Anthem No.3 for chorus & orchestra "My Heart Is Inditing" HWV 261  - George Frideric Handel  - Robert King  -  King's Consort Choir  -  King's Consort  - Edward Perry  - Simon Perry  - Terry Shannon
  27. Coronation of George II (England): Trumpet fanfare 8  -  King's Consort  - Robert King  -  King's Consort  - Edward Perry  - Simon Perry  - Terry Shannon
  28. Work(s): Unspecified March  - George Frideric Handel  - Robert King  -  King's Consort  - Edward Perry  - Simon Perry  - Terry Shannon
  29. Coronation of George II (England): Trumpet fanfare 9  -  King's Consort  - Robert King  -  King's Consort  - Edward Perry  - Simon Perry  - Terry Shannon
  30. Coronation of George II (England): Drum procession 2  -  King's Consort  - Robert King  -  King's Consort  - Edward Perry  - Simon Perry  - Terry Shannon
  31. Church Bells: The bells of "London"  -  Recorded Sound  - Edward Perry  - Simon Perry  - Terry Shannon

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