DVD - The Coronation of King George II

N°05 | Handel - The Coronation of King George II


The King's Consort
Robert King
, conductor

The Coronation of King George II was a magnificent event, deploying great pomp and ceremonial, elevated by music of an equal splendour.

Handel, the celebrated opera composer, was commissioned by the new king to compose the music for this grand ceremony which was due to be held at Westminster Abbey. His antiphons stood by ceremonial works by other composers such as Henry Purcell, John Blow, Thomas Tallis, John Farmer, Orlando Gibbons and William Child, intermingled with superb fanfares and processions of drums.

The result is one of the most beautiful ceremonial works ever written for a coronation in England.

Recorded in the Royal Chapel of Versailles on January 17th 2018.

Subtitles in French & English  -  Booklet in French & English

DVD 9   PAL   16/9   Dolby Digital 2.0 et 5.1

Duration: 1h38

Handel, The Coronation of King George II DVD review - GRAMOPHONE (April 2019)


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