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Coronation Anthems. An Occasional Oratorio. With W. Croft: "The Lord is a sun and a shield"

"RIAS Kammerchor Berlin, Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin Justin Doyle "
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In 1727, having just become a naturalised British subject, Handel was commissioned to write a set of anthems for the coronation of George II. Since he could hardly have expected ever to see a more majestic occasion, the composer took full advantage of it to put on a musical firework display of unprecedented splendour. The RIAS Kammerchor and the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin give thrilling accounts of these flamboyant works – some of which are still used today at each new coronation!

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George Frideric HANDEL (1685-1759) An Occasional Oratorio HWV 62 · Overture (2'32) · Allegro (02'30) · Adagio (02'31) · Marche (01'36)·William CROFT (1678-1727) The Lord is a sun and a shield · Chorus: "The Lord is a sun and a shield" (01'41) · Verse: "Now I know that the Lord saveth his anointed" (02'13) · Chorus: "For the king trusteth in the Lord" (01'20) · Verse: "His salvation is nigh them that fear him" (01'35) · Chorus: "Blessed be the Lord God of Israel" (01'19)· John BLOW (1649-1708) Chaconne in G major Sol majeur / G-Dur (05'09)· George Frideric HANDEL (1685-1759) Coronation Anthems: Zadok the Priest HWV 258 (05'31) · Let thy hand be strengthened HWV 259 · Let thy hand (02'59) · Let justice and judgment (03'23) ·  Alleluia (01'58) · The King shall rejoice HWV 260 · The King shall rejoice (02'45) · Exceeding glad shall he be (02'51) · Glory and great worship (02'33) · Alleluia (02'38) · My heart is inditing HWV 261 · My heart is inditing (02'43) · King’s daughters (03'26) · Upon thy right hand (03'05) · Kings shall be thy nursing fathers (02'49)

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