℗ 1953, 2022 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company
Released May 13, 2022
Duration 2h 25m 16s
Record Label Warner Classics
Genre Classical
 

The Complete Official Recording: The Coronation of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II (Live)

Various Artists

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1.1
Introduction by His Grace, the Lord Dr. Geoffrey Fisher, Lord Archbishop of Canterbury (Live)
Anonymous; H.M. Queen Elizabeth II
4:25
1.2
Entrance into the Church - Fanfare (Live)
Ernest Bullock; Public Domain; H.M. Queen Elizabeth II; Lieut.-Col. Meredith Roberts MBE; Massed Trumpeters from the Royal Military School of Music, Kneller Hall
0:56
Entrance into the Church - Anthem  
1.3
"I was glad" (with Vivats / Live)
Hubert Parry; H.M. Queen Elizabeth II; Coronation Choir; Coronation Orchestra; Dr. William McKie
6:30
1.4
Entrance into the Church - The Archbishop receives the Regalia (Live)
Anonymous; H.M. Queen Elizabeth II
1:37
1.5
Recognition (Live)
Ernest Bullock; H.M. Queen Elizabeth II; Massed Trumpeters from the Royal Military School of Music, Kneller Hall
4:56
Oath  
1.6
"The things which I have here before promised, I will perform and keep" (Live)
Anonymous; H.M. Queen Elizabeth II
5:28
1.7
Holy Bible (Live)
Anonymous; H.M. Queen Elizabeth II
1:47
Communion Service - Introit  
1.8
"Behold, O God our defender" (Live)
Herbert Howells; H.M. Queen Elizabeth II; Coronation Choir; Coronation Orchestra; Dr. William McKie
3:34
1.9
Communion Service - Prayers and Kýrie, eléison (Live)
Anonymous; H.M. Queen Elizabeth II
1:50
1.10
Communion Service - The Epistle (Live)
Anonymous; H.M. Queen Elizabeth II
1:21
Communion Service - Gradual  
1.11
"Let my prayer come up into thy presence" (Live)
William Henry Harris; H.M. Queen Elizabeth II; Coronation Choir; Coronation Orchestra; Dr. William McKie
1:53
1.12
Communion Service - The Gospel (Live)
Anonymous; H.M. Queen Elizabeth II; Coronation Choir; Dr. William McKie
1:52
Communion Service  
1.13
Creed (Mass in G Minor / Live)
Ralph Vaughan Williams; H.M. Queen Elizabeth II; Coronation Choir; Dr. William McKie
6:09
Anointing - Hymn  
1.14
"Come, Holy Ghost, our souls inspire" (Live)
Anonymous; Erners Bullock; H.M. Queen Elizabeth II; Coronation Choir; Dr. William McKie
3:32
1.15
Anointing - Prayer (Live)
Anonymous; H.M. Queen Elizabeth II
1:29
Anointing - Anthem  
1.16
Zadok the Priest (Live)
George Frideric Handel; H.M. Queen Elizabeth II; Coronation Choir; Coronation Orchestra; Dr. William McKie
5:50
1.17
Anointing - The actual anointing and the putting on of the Colobium Sindonis, and the Supertunica and Girdle of cloth of gold (Live)
Anonymous; H.M. Queen Elizabeth II
4:43
1.18
Presenting of the Spurs and Sword, and the Oblation of the said Sword (Live)
Anonymous; H.M. Queen Elizabeth II
4:27
1.19
Investing with the Armills, the Stole Royal; and the Delivery of the Orb (Live)
Anonymous; H.M. Queen Elizabeth II
3:01
1.20
Investiture 'per Annulum, et per Sceptrum et Baculum' (Live)
Anonymous; H.M. Queen Elizabeth II
2:28
The Crown  
1.21
"God Save The Queen!" – Fanfare (Live)
Ernest Bullock; H.M. Queen Elizabeth II; Lieut.-Col. Meredith Roberts MBE; Massed Trumpeters from the Royal Military School of Music, Kneller Hall
2:30
1.22
The Crown - Confortare (Live)
George Dyson; H.M. Queen Elizabeth II; Coronation Choir; Coronation Orchestra; Dr. William McKie
1:34
1.23
Benediction (Live)
Anonymous; H.M. Queen Elizabeth II
2:25
1.24
Enthroning (Live)
Anonymous; H.M. Queen Elizabeth II
2:58
Hommage - Anthems  
1.25
"Rejoice in the Lord alway" (Live)
Anonymous; H.M. Queen Elizabeth II; Coronation Choir; Dr. William McKie
4:00
1.26
"O Lord Our Governour" (Live)
Healey Willan; H.M. Queen Elizabeth II; Coronation Choir; Dr. William McKie
3:12
Homage - Anthem  
1.27
"Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace" (Live)
Samuel Sebastian Wesley; H.M. Queen Elizabeth II; Coronation Choir; Dr. William McKie
4:00
Homage - Fanfare  
1.28
"God Save Queen Elizabeth!" (Live)
Ernest Bullock; H.M. Queen Elizabeth II; Lieut.-Col. Meredith Roberts MBE; Massed Trumpeters from the Royal Military School of Music, Kneller Hall
2:16
Communion - Offertory Hymn  
1.29
"All people that on earth do dwell" (Old Hundreth / Live)
Louis Bourgeois; Ralph Vaughan WIlliams; H.M. Queen Elizabeth II; Coronation Choir; Dr. William McKie; Lieut.-Col. Meredith Roberts MBE; Massed Trumpeters from the Royal Military School of Music, Kneller Hall
5:09
Communion  
1.30
Prayers - Invitation - Absolution - Sursum corda (Live)
John Merbecke; H.M. Queen Elizabeth II
11:33
1.31
Communion - Sanctus (Mass in G Minor / Live)
Ralph Vaughan Williams; H.M. Queen Elizabeth II; Coronation Choir; Dr. William McKie
2:33
1.32
Prayers of Humble Access and of Consecration (Live)
Anonymous; H.M. Queen Elizabeth II
1:54
Communion - Communion motet  
1.33
"O taste and see" (Live)
Ralph Vaughan Williams; H.M. Queen Elizabeth II; Coronation Choir; Dr. William McKie
1:35
1.34
Communion - The Lord's Prayer – Prayer (Live)
Anonymous; H.M. Queen Elizabeth II
3:47
Communion - Gloria  
1.35
Festal Communion Service in B-Flat Major - Blessing (Live)
Charles Villiers Stanford; H.M. Queen Elizabeth II; Coronation Choir; Coronation Orchestra; Dr. William McKie
6:45
1.36
Communion - Threefold Amen (Live)
Orlando Gibbons; H.M. Queen Elizabeth II; Coronation Choir; Dr. William McKie
0:57
1.37
(Coronation) Te Deum (Live)
William Walton; H.M. Queen Elizabeth II; Coronation Choir; Coronation Orchestra; Dr. William McKie; Massed Trumpeters from the Royal Military School of Music, Kneller Hall
9:10
1.38
Recess - Fanfare (Live)
Ernest Bullock; Hubert Parry; H.M. Queen Elizabeth II; Lieut.-Col. Meredith Roberts MBE; Massed Trumpeters from the Royal Military School of Music, Kneller Hall
8:48
1.39
Recess - National Anthem (Live)
Ernest Bullock; Gordon Jacob; H.M. Queen Elizabeth II; Coronation Choir; Dr. William McKie; Lieut.-Col. Meredith Roberts MBE; Massed Trumpeters from the Royal Military School of Music, Kneller Hall
2:22
This recording of the BBC’s broadcast of the coronation service from Westminster Abbey was taken by means of a direct line to Abbey Road Studios in St John’s Wood, London. The splendid ritual of the coronation rite has offered to composers of succeeding generations an opportunity to provide music of fitting beauty and to the choirs taking part an incentive to excel in presenting music in which Britain has a rich and unique tradition. Some of this music had been heard in earlier coronations, some was composed especially for this occasion. Old and new were woven into the fabric of the ceremony with great skill, and the recording provides a sound-picture representing some five centuries of the finest of English church music. The Coronation Choir was a large one of over four hundred singers, the voices, with the exception of a few sopranos and contraltos from the Commonwealth, being those of men and boys. Certain famous choirs were present in full force, having a prescriptive right to sing at the coronation. Among these were the choirs of Westminster Abbey, HM Chapel Royal, St George’s Chapel, Windsor, and St Paul’s Cathedral; the remaining singers were drawn from choirs throughout England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland with a considerable number of ‘additional’ altos, tenors, and basses who were well known soloists or who at some time had been members of famous choirs. As each member of these choirs was thoroughly at home with church music of every degree of difficulty, the resultant tone was of singular beauty: rich, majestic and of great flexibility. The accompaniments were shared by the fine organ of the abbey and a full orchestra made up of eminent soloists and of players nominated from leading orchestras. The special fanfares, composed by Sir Ernest Bullock, were played by massed trumpeters from the Royal Military School of Music, Kneller Hall, under their conductor Lt-Col Meredith Roberts MBE MVO. The choral music was conducted by Dr William McKie, organist and choirmaster of Westminster Abbey, assisted by Dr John Dykes Bower and Dr W.H. Harris, and the organ was played by Dr Osborne. H. Peasgood. This Complete Official Recording covers the entirety of the musical programme from this momentous event!
192 kHz / 24-bit, 96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Warner Classics Studio Masters

Tracks 1-39 – contains high-resolution digital transfers of material originating from an analogue master source
Track titlePeak (dB FS)RMS (dB FS)DR
Album average
Range of values
-2.90
-6.36 to -0.08
-25.10
-29.75 to -19.25
14
10 to 19
1
Introduction by His Grace, the Lord Dr. Geoffrey Fisher, Lord Archbishop of Canterbury (Live)
-3.69-28.3719
2
Entrance into the Church - Fanfare (Live)
-3.41-19.9712
3
"I was glad" (with Vivats / Live)
-0.08-20.3813
4
Entrance into the Church - The Archbishop receives the Regalia (Live)
-3.51-28.3117
5
Recognition (Live)
-1.10-24.9414
6
"The things which I have here before promised, I will perform and keep" (Live)
-2.26-27.0918
7
Holy Bible (Live)
-1.70-26.6917
8
"Behold, O God our defender" (Live)
-1.70-22.0912
9
Communion Service - Prayers and Kýrie, eléison (Live)
-3.75-24.3014
10
Communion Service - The Epistle (Live)
-3.20-27.3918
11
"Let my prayer come up into thy presence" (Live)
-4.35-24.2011
12
Communion Service - The Gospel (Live)
-3.82-26.1714
13
Creed (Mass in G Minor / Live)
-1.55-23.3212
14
"Come, Holy Ghost, our souls inspire" (Live)
-3.76-26.4115
15
Anointing - Prayer (Live)
-5.20-27.5315
16
Zadok the Priest (Live)
-2.15-20.5412
17
Anointing - The actual anointing and the putting on of the Colobium Sindonis, and the Supertunica and Girdle of cloth of gold (Live)
-3.00-28.3217
18
Presenting of the Spurs and Sword, and the Oblation of the said Sword (Live)
-1.38-27.1316
19
Investing with the Armills, the Stole Royal; and the Delivery of the Orb (Live)
-1.03-27.7418
20
Investiture 'per Annulum, et per Sceptrum et Baculum' (Live)
-3.03-29.7519
21
"God Save The Queen!" – Fanfare (Live)
-2.02-26.0015
22
The Crown - Confortare (Live)
-1.96-20.6711
23
Benediction (Live)
-3.41-27.9817
24
Enthroning (Live)
-3.54-29.3818
25
"Rejoice in the Lord alway" (Live)
-3.90-29.6517
26
"O Lord Our Governour" (Live)
-5.55-25.4112
27
"Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace" (Live)
-2.07-24.4513
28
"God Save Queen Elizabeth!" (Live)
-2.60-19.2511
29
"All people that on earth do dwell" (Old Hundreth / Live)
-2.08-19.4611
30
Prayers - Invitation - Absolution - Sursum corda (Live)
-2.52-29.2118
31
Communion - Sanctus (Mass in G Minor / Live)
-1.54-21.1812
32
Prayers of Humble Access and of Consecration (Live)
-5.02-28.2216
33
"O taste and see" (Live)
-6.36-27.1411
34
Communion - The Lord's Prayer – Prayer (Live)
-4.55-27.5216
35
Festal Communion Service in B-Flat Major - Blessing (Live)
-0.61-20.1811
36
Communion - Threefold Amen (Live)
-4.50-22.0610
37
(Coronation) Te Deum (Live)
-2.00-22.0512
38
Recess - Fanfare (Live)
-1.95-27.0817
39
Recess - National Anthem (Live)
-3.24-21.4012

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