BBC Proms
8 Sep 2016 Royal Albert Hall

Proms 2016 Prom 73 Prom 73: Handel – Coronation Anthems

Prom 73

Played

22:15 Thursday 8 Sep 2016 Royal Albert Hall

  • George Frideric Handel 1685–1759
  • Coronation Anthem 'Zadok the Priest' Coronation Anthem 'Zadok the Priest' Also known as: Coronation Anthem 'Zadok the Priest', HWV 258 (6 mins)
  • Coronation Anthem 'My heart is inditing' Coronation Anthem 'My heart is inditing' Also known as: Coronation Anthem 'My heart is inditing', HWV 261 (12 mins)
  • Georg Muffat 1653–1704
  • Armonico tributo – Sonata No. 5 in G major (22 mins)
  • George Frideric Handel 1685–1759
  • Coronation Anthem 'Let thy hand be strengthened' Coronation Anthem 'Let thy hand be strengthened' Also known as: Coronation Anthem 'Let thy hand be strengthened', HWV 259 (8 mins)
  • Johann Sebastian Bach 1685–1750
  • Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major, BWV 1068 – Air (arr. L. Stokowski) (5 mins)
  • Henry Purcell 1659–1695
  • Dido and Aeneas – 'When I am laid in earth' (Dido's Lament) (arr. L. Stokowski) (5 mins)
  • George Frideric Handel 1685–1759
  • Coronation Anthem 'The king shall rejoice' Coronation Anthem 'The king shall rejoice' Also known as: Coronation Anthem 'The king shall rejoice', HWV 260 (11 mins)

About this event

On 11 October 1727, George II was crowned King of England at Westminster Abbey. The House of Hanover’s favourite composer was the natural choice to provide the music. Handel wrote four majestic Coronation Anthems for the occasion, the most famous, Zadok the Priest, designed to unleash its blazing choral entry just as George stepped into the Abbey’s chancel.

The Academy of Ancient Music returns to the Proms to fill the Royal Albert Hall with all the regal splendour of Handel’s Coronation Anthems and with Leopold Stokowski’s equally grandiose upholstering of music by Bach and Purcell.

There will be no interval

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