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Track(s) taken from CDA66350

Let thy hand be strengthened, HWV259

composer
1727

New College Choir Oxford, The King's Consort, Robert King (conductor)
St Jude-on-the-Hill, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, United Kingdom
Release date: October 1989
Total duration: 15 minutes 42 seconds

Cover artwork: The building erected in Green Park for the firework display to celebrate the Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle in 1749.
Coloured engraving reproduced by permission of the Gerald Coke Collection
 
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Let thy hand be strengthened  [3'02]
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Alleluia  [1'50]

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King's Consort Choir, The King's Consort, Robert King (conductor)

Reviews

'This recording recreates the scale of [the] original outdoor performance with 24 oboes, nine each of horns and trumpets, a dozen bassoons, and a mighty percussion of four pairs of timpani including a unique pair of extra-large 'double drums' and four side-drummers. The effect is shattering, the clearest justification for 'authenticity' in performance' (BBC Music Magazine Top 1000 CDs Guide)

'Mightily impressive' (The Guardian)

'Those two dozen oboes make magnificent and surprisingly clear sound, and the inclusion of the glorious Coronation Anthems composed for George II's coronation makes the disc one of unashamed musical splendour' (The Sunday Times)

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The Coronation of King George II
CDA672862CDs for the price of 1 — Archive Service
The Coronation of King George II
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