Handel’s Coronation Anthems with Berlin Academy for Ancient Music

November 30, 2022, 10:00 pm

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Pomp, splendor, and glory were requisites when past rulers ascended the British throne, among them, George II, for whom Handel wrote his “Coronation Anthems.” Justin Doyle leads the Berlin Academy for Ancient Music, the RIAS Chamber Choir, and soprano Aoife Miskelly in all four of the “Coronation Anthems,” along with other celebratory fare by Orlando Gibbons, William Croft, John Blow, and Henry Purcell. Tonight’s program was recorded live in concert October 25, 2022 in Berlin’s Konzerthaus.

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George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
Overture from An Occasional Oratorio, HWV 62

Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625)
O clap your hands

Henry Purcell
As I was glad

John Blow (ca 1649-1708)
Chaconne in G

William Croft (1678-1727)
The Lord Is A Sun And Shield

George Frideric Handel
Laudate pueri Dominum in D, HWV 237

Coronation Anthems
– Zadok the Priest, HWV 258
– Let Thy Hand Be Strengthened, HWV 259
– The King Shall Rejoice, HWV 260
– My Heart Is Inditing, HWV 261

Aoife Miskelly, soprano
RIAS Kammerchor, Berlin
Akademie für Alte Musik, Berlin
Justin Doyle, conductor