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An English Coronation, 1902-1953 / McCreesh


Release Date: 05/03/2019 
Label:  Signum Classics   Catalog #: SIGCD569  
Composer:  Sir Edward ElgarHerbert HowellsMartin LutherCharles Wood,   ... 
Performer:  Matthew Martin
Conductor:  Paul McCreesh
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gabrieli ConsortGabrieli PlayersChetham's School of Music Brass Ensemble,   ... 
Number of Discs: 2 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews



The four coronations of the twentieth century were enormous and extravagant. Replete with festive pageantry, these ceremonies were joyful celebrations of British music, employing tremendous forces. Choirs from across London and beyond were marshaled to provide a chorus of over 400 voices; a full-size symphony orchestra was squeezed into Westminster Abbey, whilst bands of fanfare trumpeters led the pomp and celebration- EDWARD VII in 1902, GEORGE V in 1911, GEORGE VI in 1937, and ELIZABETH II in 1953. In the imposing surroundings of Ely Cathedral, Paul McCreesh and Gabrieli bring the history, ceremony and liturgy of these extraordinary events to life. With his renowned
Read more creative flair, McCreesh’s painstaking research will provide the springboard for their latest ground-breaking recreation project. The result will is a joyful celebration of five centuries of choral music, performed with the same vast forces as were heard at the coronation services. Alongside an orchestra of rare early-twentieth century instruments, an extended Gabrieli Consort is amplified by the energetic sound and fresh faces of several hundred young singers from Gabrieli’s choral training programme Gabrieli Roar. The music is interspersed by the coronation liturgy, with Simon Russell Beale speaking the part of the Archbishop of Canterbury. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Coronation March, Op. 65 by Sir Edward Elgar
Conductor:  Paul McCreesh
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gabrieli Consort,  Gabrieli Players
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1911; England 
2.
King's Herald by Herbert Howells
Conductor:  Paul McCreesh
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gabrieli Consort,  Gabrieli Players
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1934/1937; England 
3.
Ein' feste Burg ist unser Gott by Martin Luther
Conductor:  Paul McCreesh
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gabrieli Consort,  Gabrieli Players,  Chetham's School of Music Brass Ensemble  ... 
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Germany 
4.
O most merciful by Charles Wood
Performer:  Matthew Martin (Organ)
Conductor:  Paul McCreesh
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gabrieli Consort
Period: Romantic 
Written: England 
5.
O God, the Father of Heaven by Thomas Tallis
Conductor:  Paul McCreesh
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gabrieli Consort
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; England 
6.
O God, our help in ages past by William Croft
Performer:  Matthew Martin (Organ)
Conductor:  Paul McCreesh
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gabrieli Consort,  Gabrieli Roar
Period: Baroque 
Written: England 
7.
Chorale Fantasias (3) for Organ: No. 1, O God Our Help by Charles Hubert Parry
Performer:  Matthew Martin (Organ)
8.
Pomp and Circumstance Marches (5), Op. 39: no 1 in D major by Sir Edward Elgar
Conductor:  Paul McCreesh
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gabrieli Players,  Chetham's School of Music Brass Ensemble
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1901; England 
9.
The Presentation, Fanfares & Acclamations by Ernest Bullock
Conductor:  Paul McCreesh
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gabrieli Consort,  Chetham's School of Music Brass Ensemble,  Gabrieli Roar
10.
O Hearken Thou, Op. 64 by Sir Edward Elgar
Conductor:  Paul McCreesh
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gabrieli Consort,  Gabrieli Players
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1911; England 
11.
Hear my prayer, O Lord, Z 15 by Henry Purcell
Conductor:  Paul McCreesh
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gabrieli Consort
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1680-1682; England 
12.
Mass in G minor: Credo by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Conductor:  Paul McCreesh
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gabrieli Consort,  Gabrieli Roar
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1920-1921; England 
13.
Come Holy Ghost, our hearts inspire by Anonymous
Conductor:  Paul McCreesh
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gabrieli Players,  Chetham's School of Music Brass Ensemble,  Gabrieli Roar
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1740; England 
14.
Zadok the Priest, HWV 258 by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Paul McCreesh
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gabrieli Consort,  Gabrieli Players,  Gabrieli Roar
15.
Prayers, Acclamations & Crowning Fanfare by Ernest Bullock
Conductor:  Paul McCreesh
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chetham's School of Music Brass Ensemble
16.
Confortare by Walter Parratt
Conductor:  Paul McCreesh
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gabrieli Consort,  Chetham's School of Music Brass Ensemble
17.
Rejoice In the Lord Always by John Redford
Conductor:  Paul McCreesh
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gabrieli Consort
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
18.
I Will Not Leave You Comfortless by William Byrd
Conductor:  Paul McCreesh
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gabrieli Consort
19.
O clap your hands by Orlando Gibbons
Conductor:  Paul McCreesh
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gabrieli Consort
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 17th Century; England 
20.
Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace by Samuel Sebastian Wesley
Performer:  Matthew Martin (Organ)
Conductor:  Paul McCreesh
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gabrieli Consort
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1850; England 
21.
Homage Fanfare & Acclamations by Ernest Bullock
Conductor:  Paul McCreesh
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gabrieli Consort,  Gabrieli Players,  Chetham's School of Music Brass Ensemble
22.
All people that on earth do dwell by Traditional
Conductor:  Paul McCreesh
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gabrieli Consort,  Gabrieli Players,  Chetham's School of Music Brass Ensemble  ... 
23.
Mass in G minor: Sanctus by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Conductor:  Paul McCreesh
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gabrieli Consort,  Gabrieli Roar
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1920-1921; England 
24.
O taste and see by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Conductor:  Paul McCreesh
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gabrieli Consort
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1953; England 
25.
The Lord's Prayer by John Merbecke
Conductor:  Paul McCreesh
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gabrieli Consort,  Gabrieli Roar
26.
Festal Communion Service in B flat major, Op. 128 by Charles Villiers Stanford
Conductor:  Paul McCreesh
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gabrieli Consort,  Gabrieli Players,  Chetham's School of Music Brass Ensemble  ... 
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1911; England 
27.
Threefold Amen by Orlando Gibbons
Conductor:  Paul McCreesh
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gabrieli Consort,  Gabrieli Roar
28.
Coronation Te Deum by Sir William Walton
Performer:  Matthew Martin (Organ)
Conductor:  Paul McCreesh
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gabrieli Consort,  Gabrieli Players,  Chetham's School of Music Brass Ensemble  ... 
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1952-1953; England 
29.
Recessional & National Anthem by David Matthews
Conductor:  Paul McCreesh
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gabrieli Consort,  Gabrieli Players,  Chetham's School of Music Brass Ensemble  ... 
30.
Coronation March "Crown Imperial" by Sir William Walton
Conductor:  Paul McCreesh
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gabrieli Players,  Chetham's School of Music Brass Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1937; England 

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