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100 Years of British Coronations

22 October
Sheldonian Theatre
Broad Street
Oxford
OX1 3AZ

100 Years of British Coronations - Instruments of Time and Truth
100 Years of British Coronations – Instruments of Time and Truth

About 100 Years of British Coronations

A dazzling pageant of ceremonial music premiered in London: from Purcell’s ‘My Heart is Inditing’ to Handel’s blazing ‘Zadok, taking in lesser-known gems from Jeremiah Clarke, Henry Cooke, John Blow and William Boyce’s glorious ‘The King Shall Rejoice’, gleaming with trumpets. These were the resplendent works that accompanied the crowning of Kings and Queens, from the Restoration of Charles II to the coronation of George III.

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Henry Cooke
Behold, O God, our defender (Charles I, 1661)

Purcell
My heart is inditing (James II, 1685)

Blow
The Lord God is a Sun and a Shield (William and Mary, 1689)

Clarke
Praise the Lord, O Jerusalem (Anne, 1702)

William Croft
The Lord is a Sun and a Shield (George I, 1714)

Handel
Zadok the priest; Let Thy hand be strengthened; My heart is inditing (George II, 1727)

Boyce
The King shall rejoice (George III, 1761)

Edward Higginbottom Director

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