Emerald Ensemble – I Was Glad
Music for English Coronations
Gary D. Cannon, conductor
With the end of Queen Elizabeth II’s seventy years on the throne, it’s time for a coronation. Just a few weeks after King Charles III was crowned, the Emerald Ensemble presents an evening of music written for English coronations of centuries past. Perennial favorites by Handel and Parry will appear, as well as works by major and minor composers from the seventeenth through twentieth centuries. Hear Emerald Ensemble’s twelve singers at St. James Cathedral, featuring its majestic organ played by Christopher Stroh.
Handel: Zadok the priest (for George II, 1727)
Lawes: Zadok the priest (for Charles II, 1661)
Elgar: O hearken thou (for George V, 1912)
Attwood: I was glad (for George IV, 1821)
Boyce: Come, Holy Ghost (for George III, 1761)
Vaughan Williams: The Old Hundredth Psalm Tune (for Elizabeth II, 1953)
Walton: Coronation Te Deum (for Elizabeth II, 1953)
Clarke: Praise the Lord, O Jerusalem (for Anne, 1702)
Purcell: I was glad (for James II, 1685)
Howells: Behold, O God our defender (for Elizabeth II, 1953)
Parry: I was glad (for Edward VII, 1902)
Concert length is approximately one hour and fifteen minutes.
After each concert in the summer series, join us outside in the Archbishop Murphy Courtyard (south side of the Cathedral) for a free gelato reception and an opportunity to meet the artists!