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Handel: Coronation Anthems - David Blackadder (trumpet); Michael George (bass); Robin Blaze (counter tenor); Susan Gritton (soprano);...
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  1. Coronation Anthems (4) for chorus & orchestra, HWV 258-261
  2. Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne (Eternal Source of Light Divine), HWV 74
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Handel's Coronation Anthems were written in 1727 for George II and Queen Caroline, and have been performed at every British coronation since that occasion. Zadok the Priest will be familiar from its use in the film The Madness of King George. Handel's arpeggiated suspensions in the strings build excitement from the outset, but the entrance of the choir and full orchestra is shattering beyond expectations. Zadok's brevity and forthright text-setting make it as instantly accessible as anything found in Handel's great ...

Handel: Coronation Anthems 2001, Warner Classics

UPC: 724355714022