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Posted October 1, 2010
This performance by The Choir of the King's Consort and The King's Consort places you directly in the Collegiate Church of St Peter in Westminster, where you are facing east and watching as King George and Queen Caroline walk to their throne and sit, enduring the coronation ceremony in graceful and majestic silence. As an aficionado of things royal, naturally I was compelled to purchase this dual CD performance and found myself enjoying it thoroughly. Alternating from delicate instrumental compositions of such classic pieces by Purcell, Blow, et al, and the passionate and powerful vocalisations of the choir were inspiring and peaceful. The creation of this CD was such that you felt as if you were there from the time the bell began to toll at Westminster Abbey, hearing the triumphant cries of the choir, singing and declaring, "God Save The King," and finally to the end when the bells of London begin pealing, heralding the new King and Queen. That is why I give this CD such credit: it takes you to Westminster Abbey in 1727. The only problem I found with these CDs was the moment of the pealing of the "bells of London," as they were not the actual bells of London (a task the producers were unable to carry out), but bells from different belfries across the UK. Nonetheless these CDs are very much worth the listen and are something I plan to cherish and enjoy for a very long time to come.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.