- Coronation Anthem 'Zadok the Priest'(6 mins)
- Coronation Anthem 'My heart is inditing'(12 mins)
- Armonico tributo – Sonata No. 5 in G major(22 mins)
- Coronation Anthem 'Let thy hand be strengthened'(8 mins)
- Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major, BWV 1068 – Air (arr. L. Stokowski)(5 mins)
- Dido and Aeneas – 'When I am laid in earth' (Dido's Lament) (arr. L. Stokowski)(5 mins)
- Coronation Anthem 'The king shall rejoice'(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