Handel’s Coronation Anthems have delighted audiences ever since their first performance in 1727. They appear in all their glory in this celebratory Prom concert interspersed with a selection of Handel favourites.
Bonus Features include:
• Exclusive Interview with Harry Christophers • Bonus Tracks: Coronation Anthem My heart is inditing Salve Regina (Carolyn Sampson soprano) • Artist Biographies and Images
Harry Christophers and The Sixteen have long been celebrated for their interpretations of Handel’s great masterpieces. In this BBC Prom from the Royal Albert Hall they capture some of the composer’s most ebullient moments in concert performance, from the ever popular Arrival of the Queen of Sheba to the ubiquitous sounds of Zadok the Priest. All Four Coronation Anthems feature on this DVD as well as virtuosic excerpts from the oratorio Semele sung by Carolyn Sampson, and the Organ Concerto in F major performed by Alastair Ross in its original version which finishes with a rousing ‘Alleluia’ chorus.
Bonus features include two works not shown in the BBC Two broadcast - Coronation Anthem My heart is inditing and Salve Regina.
The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba (from Solomon) Coronation Anthem Let thy hand be strengthened Excerpts from Semele (Carolyn Sampson soprano) Endless pleasure, endless love My Racking Thoughts O ecstasy of happiness!...Myself I shall adore Coronation Anthem The King shall rejoice Organ Concerto in F major, Op. 4 No. 4 Original version (Alastair Ross organ) Coronation Anthem Zadok the Priest