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Royal Albert Hall
Kensington Gore


George Frideric HandelZadok the Priest, HWV 258: excerpts
George Frideric HandelCoronation Anthem 'My heart is inditing'
Georg MuffatArmonico tributo - Sonata no. 5 in G major
George Frideric HandelCoronation Anthem 'Let thy hand be strengthened'
Johann Sebastian BachOrchestral Suite no.3 in D major, BWV 1068: Air (arr. L. Stokowski)
Henry PurcellDido and Aeneas - 'When I am laid in earth' (Dido's Lament) (arr. L. Stokowski)
George Frideric HandelCoronation Anthem 'The king shall rejoice'


Richard Egarr – Conductor

Academy of Ancient Music

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Programme Note

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

Prom 73

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