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Music for the Coronation of James II, 1685 / Gant, et al

Album Summary

>Child, William : O Lord, Grant the King a Long Life, anthem for soloists, chorus & orchestra
>Purcell, Henry : I was glad when they said unto me, O Lord, Z 19
>Blow, John : Let Thy Hand Be Strengthened for soloists, chorus & orchestra
>Tallis, Thomas : Litany
>Hymnal, New English : Come, Holy Ghost, Our Souls Inspire (tune "Veni Creator") (New English Hymnal no 138)
>Lawes, Henry : Zadok the Priest, anthem for soloists, chorus & orchestra
>Blow, John : Behold, O God Our Defender, full anthem for soloists, chorus & organ
>Turner, William : The King Shall Rejoice, for soloists, chorus & orchestra
>Child, William : Te Deum in E flat major, hymn for chorus & ensemble
>Blow, John : God Spake Sometime in Visions for soloists, chorus & orchestra
>Purcell, Henry : My heart is inditing, Z 30
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Notes & Reviews:

With a stunning selection of choral music that is truly fit for a King, Andrew Gant leads the Choir of the Chapel Royal & The Musicians Extra-Ordinary to re-create the music that accompanied the coronation of James II and Queen Mary in 1685.



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>Child, William : O Lord, Grant the King a Long Life, anthem for soloists, chorus & orchestra
  • Ensemble: Musicians Extra-ordinary
  • Notes: Chapel Royal, St. James's Palace, London, England (07/23/2006-07/25/2006)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral

>Purcell, Henry : I was glad when they said unto me, O Lord, Z 19
  • Performers: Maciek O'Shea (Bass); Andrew Tortise (Tenor)
  • Ensemble: Musicians Extra-ordinary
  • Notes: Chapel Royal, St. James's Palace, London, England (07/23/2006-07/25/2006)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1683

>Blow, John : Let Thy Hand Be Strengthened for soloists, chorus & orchestra
  • Ensemble: Musicians Extra-ordinary
  • Notes: Chapel Royal, St. James's Palace, London, England (07/23/2006-07/25/2006)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1685

>Tallis, Thomas : Litany
  • Performer: Andrew Tortise (Cantor)
  • Ensemble: Musicians Extra-ordinary
  • Notes: Chapel Royal, St. James's Palace, London, England (07/23/2006-07/25/2006)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Hymnal, New English : Come, Holy Ghost, Our Souls Inspire (tune "Veni Creator") (New English Hymnal no 138)
  • Ensemble: Musicians Extra-ordinary
  • Notes: Chapel Royal, St. James's Palace, London, England (07/23/2006-07/25/2006)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Lawes, Henry : Zadok the Priest, anthem for soloists, chorus & orchestra
  • Ensemble: Musicians Extra-ordinary
  • Notes: Chapel Royal, St. James's Palace, London, England (07/23/2006-07/25/2006)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral

>Blow, John : Behold, O God Our Defender, full anthem for soloists, chorus & organ
  • Ensemble: Musicians Extra-ordinary
  • Notes: Chapel Royal, St. James's Palace, London, England (07/23/2006-07/25/2006)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1685

>Turner, William : The King Shall Rejoice, for soloists, chorus & orchestra
  • Ensemble: Musicians Extra-ordinary
  • Notes: Chapel Royal, St. James's Palace, London, England (07/23/2006-07/25/2006)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1697

>Child, William : Te Deum in E flat major, hymn for chorus & ensemble
  • Ensemble: Musicians Extra-ordinary
  • Notes: Chapel Royal, St. James's Palace, London, England (07/23/2006-07/25/2006)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Blow, John : God Spake Sometime in Visions for soloists, chorus & orchestra
  • Ensemble: Musicians Extra-ordinary
  • Notes: Chapel Royal, St. James's Palace, London, England (07/23/2006-07/25/2006)
  • Running Time: 13 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1685

>Purcell, Henry : My heart is inditing, Z 30
  • Ensemble: Musicians Extra-ordinary
  • Notes: Chapel Royal, St. James's Palace, London, England (07/23/2006-07/25/2006)
  • Running Time: 17 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1685