Andrew Lloyd Webber wrote new music for the coronation of King Charles
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74-year-old Andrew Lloyd Webber has been asked to create new music for the coronation of Britain's King Charles. The composer included lyrics adapted from Psalm 99 for this joyous occasion.
Webber tweeted: “I am honored to be asked to compose a new anthem for The Coronation.” My anthem includes lyrics adapted from Psalm 98. I have written music for the Westminster Abbey choir and organ, ceremonial brass and orchestra. I hope my anthem reflects this joyous occasion.
Twelve new pieces of music will be performed at the Coronation Service, due to be held at Westminster Abbey on May 6th.
King Charles personally chose the music for a ceremony featuring a gospel choir as well as Greek Orthodox music in memory of his late father, Prince Philip.
In addition, classical music by composers such as William Byrd, George Handel and Sir Edward Elgar, along with new music including six pieces for orchestra, five choral pieces and a piece for organ.
New music will be composed by Lloyd Webber, Patrick Doyle, Ian Farrington, Sarah Klass, Nigel Hess, Paul Milor, Tariq O'Regan, Roxanne Panufnik, Shirley J. Thompson, Judith Weir, Roderick Williams and Debbie Wiseman.
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