The splendour of royal music for grand ceremonies and celebrations.
No English church is more associated with Royal pomp and pageantry than Westminster Abbey. Since 1066, every sovereign save two has been crowned there. Until the relative privacy of Windsor was preferred, most were buried there.
And it has become the favoured venue for members of the Royal family to marry.
Martin Neary leads choral and brass forces in a program of music by Arthur Bliss, Ralph Vaughan Williams, William Walton, Hubert Parry, and others for grand ceremonial occasions.
I was glad
Set me as a seal
Wash me throughly
Te Deum in B flat
Rejoice in the Lord alway
The Lord's my shepherd (Crimond)
I will lift up mine eyes
O clap your hands
Lord, for Thy tender mercy's sake
Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace
O taste and see
Whoso dwelleth under the Defence
All people that on earth do dwell (Old 100th)
Toccata in F (From Organ Symphony No. 5)
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