Zadok The Priest

The long, mesmerising anticipation.
The crescendo.
Ancient words in choral jubilation.
The triumphant horns.
The oath. The anointing. The investiture.
The crowning. The enthroning. The homage.
And all the people rejoiced.
Long live the King.
A call to the Almighty.

Coronation 3

Music as a crowning glory of our civilisation.
Spellbinding.
Play it now.
Know your culture.

Zadok The Priest.
Coronation Anthem No. 1, HWV 258.
George Frideric Handel.

For more about our singing traditions, listen to A Soldier’s Song, King’s College Carols, Mo Ghille Mear, The Lark Ascending and Football Anthems

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