CVS110 - CD - The Crown

Purcell - The Crown

Experience the majesty of the English Crown through the masterful works of Purcell and Handel during the coronation of King Charles III. With drumbeats and trumpet fanfares, witness the resounding cheers of Westminster in this extraordinary musical tribute: God Save the King!More details

The Crown - Coronation Anthems

HENRY PURCELL (1659-1695)

My Heart Is Inditing, Z. 30
I Was Glad, Z. 19


Let Thy Hand Be Strengthened, HWV 259
Zadok The Priest, HWV 258
The King Shall Rejoice, HWV 260
My Heart Is Inditing, HWV 261
Salomon, HWV 67 – Acte III « Praise the Lord »

Choir & Orchestra of Royal Opera 
Gaétan Jarry,

To mark the Coronation of King Charles III, we have brought together the most famous pieces of music from the coronations of James II in 1685 and George II in 1727. The masterpieces by Purcell and Handel display an extraordinarily evocative force: their “Grand Style” put a magnificent stamp on the Ceremonial of the Crown of England. Drum rolls and glorious trumpet fanfares herald the acclamations of Westminster: God Save the King!

Recorded from December 28th to 31st, 2022 at the Royal Chapel of Versailles.


Booklet French/English/German - Duration: 59'38

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