The British royal family has revealed the musical pieces that will be performed at the coronation of Carlos III. It will take place at Westminster Abbey on May 6, 2023. The King personally chose the music and compiled the programme.
According to the statement, the music will pay tribute to heritage while combining tradition and “voices of the present”, reflecting the King’s love of music and art.
Commissioned works include Andrew Lloyd Webber’s new Coronation Hymn, Patrick Doyle’s Coronation March, new works by Sarah Klass, Nigel Hess, Paul Milor, Tarik O’Regan, Roxanne Panufnik, Shirley J. Thompson, Judith Weir, Roderick Williams, Debbie Wiseman and Ian Farrington reinvented Commonwealth Themes for solo organ.
Compositions by such classics as William Byrd, George Frideric Handel, Edward Elgar, Henry Walford Davis, William Walton, Hubert Parry, and Ralph Vaughan Williams were also featured on the program along with works by Carl Jenkins.
Westminster Abbey organist and chorister Andrew Netsingha will organize and conduct the performance during the service. The Coronation Orchestra will be conducted by Sir Antonio Pappano, Music Director of the Royal Opera House.
Previously, Jony Ive, former head of design at Apple, and his company LoveFrom presented the new official emblem of the coronation of Carlos III. The logo pays tribute to the monarch’s love of nature and references the flora of the four countries of the United Kingdom: the rose of England, the thistle of Scotland, the daffodil of Wales and the shamrock of Northern Ireland.