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RNS: An English Coronation

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Part of Sage Classics Summer 2022

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Paul McCreesh Conductor
Royal Northern Sinfonia
Chorus of Royal Northern Sinfonia
Timothy Burke Chorus Director
Egglescliffe School Choir

Elgar Coronation March
Howells The King’s Herald
Parry I was glad
Elgar O hearken Thou
Handel Zadok the Priest
S.S. Wesley Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace
Vaughan Williams The Old Hundredth Psalm Tune
Vaughan Willams O taste and see
Stanford ‘Coronation’ Gloria in B flat
Walton Coronation Te Deum
arr. Britten National Anthem

“May the Queen Live Forever!” When a King or Queen of England is crowned, the whole nation sings – and over the centuries, composers ranging from Handel and Elgar to Walton and Parry have risen to the occasion with music of breathtaking pageantry and power. In the year of Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee, conductor Paul McCreesh turns Sage One into Westminster Abbey. A massed choir and full Royal Northern Sinfonia perform some of the happiest and most glorious music ever written for English coronations, by turn majestic, joyful and profoundly beautiful. In the year of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, this is a musical celebration to stir the heart and touch the spirit.

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Paul McCreesh, conductor

Paul McCreesh is the founder and Artistic Director of the Gabrieli Consort & Players which he established in 1982 and with whom he has toured world-wide and made many award-winning recordings. McCreesh is well-known for the energy and passion that he brings to his music-making, and is especially enthusiastic about working with young musicians and broadening access to classical music; he works regularly with youth orchestras and choirs and is active in building new educational initiatives whenever possible.

McCreesh has guest conducted many of the major orchestras and choirs across the globe, including most recently the Kammerakademie Potsdam, Bamberger Symphoniker, Vienna Chamber Orchestra, Bremen Philharmonic, Prague Philharmonia, Arctic Chamber Orchestra, the Leipzig Gewandhaus, Bergen Philharmonic, Royal Northern Sinfonia, Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony, Hong Kong Philharmonic, Sydney Symphony, Verbier Festival orchestras, and Berlin Konzerthausorchester.


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