Prom 73: Handel - Coronation Anthems
A Prom in which Richard Egarr conducts the Academy of Ancient Music in Handel's Coronation Anthems as well as music by Muffat, Purcell and Bach.
The Academy of Ancient Music and conductor Richard Egarr at the BBC Proms in Muffat, Purcell, JS Bach and Handel's Coronation Anthems.
Presented by Andrew McGregor from the Royal Albert Hall on 8th September 2016
Handel: Coronation Anthems: Zadok the Priest; My Heart is Inditing
Georg Muffat: Armonico tributo - Sonata No. 5 in G major
Handel: Coronation Anthem: Let Thy Hand Be Strengthened
JS Bach: Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major, BWV 1068 - Air (arr. Stokowski)
Purcell: Dido and Aeneas - 'When I am Laid in Earth' (Dido's Lament) (arr. Stokowski)
Handel: Coronation Anthem: The King Shall Rejoice
Academy of Ancient Music
Richard Egarr conductor
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.