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Various Artists

The Coronation of Their Majesties King Charles III and Queen Camilla - The Official Album (2CD)

Rush-released and exclusively on DECCA: the album for the Coronation of His Majesty King Charles III and Queen Camilla.

A life-long music enthusiast and champion of the arts, His Majesty has overseen, influenced, and been personally involved in the commissioning process and the detail of the music programme, which will showcase and celebrate musical talent from across the United Kingdom and further afield.

The album, set to feature more than 2 hours of music from the Coronation, features 12 brand new works commissioned by his Majesty the King, including the Coronation Anthem "Make A Joyful Noise" by Andrew Lloyd Webber and music from the ninth century to the present day.

Soloists include Sir Bryn Terfel, Sir John Eliot Gardiner, and Sir Antonio Pappano conducting a specially put-together "Coronation Orchestra."

Music by BYRD, WALTON, PARRY and VAUGHAN WILLIAMS, as well as Greek Orthodox music in memory of the King’s father, Prince Philip.

8 Choirs, 6 Conductors, 2 Organists The State Trumpeters of the Household Cavalry The Fanfare Trumpeters of the Royal Air Force The ‘Coronation Orchestra’ comprising some of the world’s greatest musicians drawn from 8 leading orchestras from across the UK & Canada Joined by soloists SIR BRYN TERFEL CBE (bass-baritone), PRETTY YENDE (soprano), RODERICK WILLIAMS OBE (baritone) & Royal Harpist ALIS HUWS ANDREW NETHSINGHA, Organist and Master of the Choristers of Westminster Abbey English Baroque Soloists; The Monteverdi Choir / SIR JOHN ELIOT GARDINER

Includes: PARRY: I was glad ELGAR: Pomp and Circumstance March No. 4 HANDEL: Zadok the Priest LLOYD WEBBER: Make a Joyful Noise JUDITH WEIR: Brighter Visions Shine Afar KARL JENKINS: Tros y Garreg SARAH CLASS: Sacred Fire HESS, WILLIAMS, THOMPSON: Be Thou My Vision (triptych for orchestra) FARRINGTON: Voices of the World PATRICK DOYLE: King Charles III Coronation March ROXANNA PANUFNIK: Coronation Sanctus MEALOR: Coronation Kyrie