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Debbie Wiseman, here seen accepting with an honorary Royal College of Music Fellowship from the then Prince Charles, is one of the 12 composers who have written specially commissioned music for the Coronation. Pic: Getty A physical CD will be rush-released to stores by Monday, 15 May, with a deluxe vinyl version to follow, to the delight of His Majesty. In another first for the coronation, Wiseman’s two-part composition, featured a gospel choir, the first time this kind of ensemble has performed at the historic royal event.

Coronation of Their Majesties King Charles III and Queen The Coronation of Their Majesties King Charles III and Queen

Music by much-loved English composers Byrd, Handel, Elgar, Walton, Parry, Vaughan Williams and Sir Henry Walford Davies has historically featured at coronations over the past four centuries, and was included in the service. Marking an unprecedented event in both recorded music and British royal history, this album becomes the fastest recording of its size, with the full process, from performance to release, taking place over the course of a single day. Decca has a longstanding and proud association with the British Royal family and we are delighted to be once again making recorded music history together.” Decca Records, part of Universal Music Group, has previously released multiple commemorative albums including for the Queen Mother's 100th birthday celebrations and Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee celebrations. She also worked on the wedding of the then-Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in 2011 and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex in 2018.Decca Records – part of Universal Music Group– has previously released commemorative albums such as Her Majesty The Queen Mother’s 100th Birthday Celebrations (2000), as well as the Royal Wedding of The then Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (2011), the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II (2012) and the Royal Wedding of The Duke and Duchess of Sussex (2018). The Official Album of the Coronation will feature 12 new works commissioned by the King, including the coronation anthem Make a Joyful Noise - composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber. The most recent song on the playlist is Sam Ryder's "Space Man." He came in second in the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest, right after the Ukrainian entry. Since the winning country will not be able to host the event because of the war,the popular music competitionwill be thereforeheld in the UK this year. A royal visit to the European Song Contest stage, to be held in Liverpool this year Image: Phil Noble/AP/picture alliance Too few Commonwealth countries King Charles is following in his mother’s footsteps with a royal-first for his coronation (Photo by The Print Collector/Getty Images) Described as an “incredibly three-dimensional experience sonically” by the multi-Grammy-nominated album producer Anna Barry, this is also the first time an event of this magnitude has been recorded in high definition surround sound, with the size of the building and the music performed lending itself perfectly to an immersive listening experience.

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Two pieces of organ music take us to the fanfare by The State Trumpeters of the Household Calvary before Charles Hubert Parry’s noble anthem, I Was Glad, composed for the Coronation of King Edward VII in 1902, and also heard at the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953. The service then continues, from the Recognition through readings and prayers to the Crowning itself, all interspersed with choral works ancient and modern, many specially commissioned for the occasion. Composers include Paul Mealor, Tarik O’Regan, Roxanna Panufnik, Debbie Wiseman and Andrew Lloyd Webber.

Other famous British pop stars that immediately come to mind including Elton John, Ed Sheeran, Harry Styles and Adele were either not asked to perform or had to cancel for scheduling reasons, like Australian pop diva Kylie Minogue. Pop classics on Spotify playlist Coronation Orchestra, Choristers from Truro Cathedral Choir, Choristers from Chapel Choir of Methodist College Belfast, Octet from the Monteverdi Choir, The Choir of His Majesty's Chapel Royal, St James's Palace, Westminster Abbey Choir The album will be produced by classical producer Anna Barry, who said it will be a ‘truly historic recording.’ Fanfares were played by the State Trumpeters of the Household Cavalry and the Fanfare Trumpeters of the Royal Air Force, and the great abbey organ was played by sub-organist Peter Holder, and assistant organist, Matthew Jorysz. Fanfare Trumpeters Of The Royal Air Force (trumpet), The Most Reverend Justin Welby, Archbishop Of Canterbury (spoken word), The Right Honourable Lady Elish Angiolini LT DBE KC (spoken word), Christopher Finney GC (spoken word), The Right Honourable The Baroness Amos LG CH (spoken word)

Historic 4-hour album of King Charles III’s Coronation to be

Westminster Abbey Choir, The Choir of His Majesty's Chapel Royal, St James's Palace, Coronation Orchestra, Choristers from Truro Cathedral Choir, Choristers from Chapel Choir of Methodist College Belfast, Octet from the Monteverdi Choir The official Royal Harpist Alis Huws will perform as part of the Coronation Orchestra in recognition of The King’s long-standing and deeply held relationship and affiliation with Wales. One of the liturgical sections of the ceremony will also be performed in Welsh. Fanfare Trumpeters Of The Royal Air Force (trumpet), Peter Holder (organ), The King’s Scholars of Westminster School (voices) We have the technology to eliminate any extraneous noise. The abbey is so reverberant and it’s a gorgeous sound that we do want to capture.We know the King is very keen on vinyl, which is great,” Ms Barry said. “We’ll be sending the first copy over to the Palace.” His Majesty The King has personally commissioned the new music and shaped and selected the musical programme for the Service. The special commissions include ‘Make A Joyful Noise’, a brand new Coronation anthem composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber. This anthem will also get its own separate studio recording, released on 6 May. That recording will feature The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Westminster Abbey Choir, The Fanfare Trumpeters of the Royal Air Force and the Abbey sub-organist Peter Holder, conducted by organist and Master of the Choristers at Westminster Abbey, Andrew Nethsingha. Royal Harpist, Alis Huws, performed as part of the Coronation Orchestra in celebration of the King’s long-standing relationship with Wales. Katy is one of many mega-stars performing in a special concert the day after the coronation (Picture: Getty)

coronation What music will feature at His Majesty the King’s coronation

Westminster Abbey Choir, The Choir of His Majesty's Chapel Royal, St James's Palace, Octet from the Monteverdi Choir, Choristers from Chapel Choir of Methodist College Belfast, Choristers from Truro Cathedral Choir The mics have to be close to avoid getting in the way of the cameras. But we’re not aiming to eavesdrop on anybody,” promised Ms Barry, speaking from the Abbey during a break in final rehearsals. Andrew Nethsingha, Westminster Abbey Choir, The Choir of His Majesty's Chapel Royal, St James's Palace, Octet from the Monteverdi Choir, Choristers from Chapel Choir of Methodist College Belfast, Choristers from Truro Cathedral Choir The service concludes with a selection of music including Elgar’s rousing Pomp and Circumstance March No. 4 and works by Parry and Byrd, performed by the Coronation Orchestra and organist Peter Holder. Andrew Nethsingha, who last year was appointed organist and master of the choristers at Westminster Abbey, directed the music during the service and oversaw all the musical arrangements.There is no doubt that the coronation ceremony in London's Westminster Abbeywill be a solemn affair, with music befitting the occasion. Queen Elizabeth made sure her coronation had a royal first and now King Charles has his own as a complete four-hour recording of his coronation is going to be released.

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