Great George! at St Martin's, Stamford

Thursday 27 Sept 2013
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Friday, 27th September 2013
8.00 pm
St Martin's Church, Stamford

Programme included:

The Lord is a sun and a shield
William Croft (1678-1727)
sung at the coronation of King George I in 1714

Zadok the priest
George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
sung at the coronation of King George II in 1727

The King shall rejoice
and Come, Holy Ghost
William Boyce (1711-1779)
sung at the coronation of King George III in 1761

I was glad
Thomas Attwood
sung at the coronation of King George IV in 1820

Choral and Organ music from the Coronation Services of the first four Kings George, crowned respectively in 1714, 1727, 1761 and 1820, sung by Stamford-based choir Burghley Voices, in this 60th anniversary year of Queen Elizabeth's Coronation. Music includes Handel's Zadok the Priest (for George II), as well as anthems by Croft (G.I), Boyce (G.III), Attwood (G.IV) and others, as well as English songs of the period, such as Arne's When Daisies Pied and James Hook's Sweet Lass of Richmond Hill, from the Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens, all the way to Sir Henry Bishop's Home Sweet Home at the other end of the Georgian period, sung by soprano Bridget Howarth.

Stephen Barber (organ)