MUSIC PLAYED AT THE CORONATION OF HIS MAJESTY KING EDWARD VII IN
WESTMINSTER ABBEY 9 August 1902
Orchestral music played before the service
Coronation March*: Sir Alexander Mackenzie
Marche du Couronnement*: Camille Saint-Saens
Huldigungsmarsch: Richard Wagner
Marche du Couronnement: Piotr Tchaikovsky
Coronation March*: Sir Frederic Cowen
Marche du Sacre ("Jeanne d'Arc"): Charles Gounod
Prize Coronation March*: Percy Godfrey
Music during the service, orchestra and choirs
The Entrance into the Church - Anthem "I was glad"*: Sir Hubert Parry
The Litany for Five Voices “O God the Father of Heaven”: Thomas Tallis
The Beginning of the Communion Service - Introit "O Hearken Thou": Sir Arthur Sullivan
Credo in E: Samuel Sebastian Wesley
The Anointing - Hymn "Come, Holy Ghost": Ancient Plain-song
Anthem "Zadok the Priest": George Frederic Handel
The Putting on of the Crown - Confortare "Be Strong"*: Sir Walter Parratt
The Benediction and the Te Deum - Te Deum: Sir Charles Villiers Stanford
The Homage - Anthem "Kings shall see and arise"*: Sir Frederick Bridge
The Communion - Offertorium "Let my prayer come up": Henry Purcell
Sanctus in A: Sir John Stainer
Sevenfold Amen: Sir John Stainer
Gloria in Excelsis: Sir John Stainer
Threefold Amen: Orlando Gibbons
Orchestral music after the service
Kaisermarsch (with chorus): Richard Wagner
Introduction to the 3rd act of Lohengrin: Richard Wagner
March "La Reine de Saba": Charles Gounod
Imperial March: Sir Edward Elgar
* indicates first performance
MUSIC PLAYED AT THE CORONATION OF HIS MAJESTY KING GEORGE V IN
WESTMINSTER ABBEY 22 June 1911
Orchestral music played before the service
Fanfare*: John Borland
Solemn Melody: Sir Henry Walford Davies
Coronation March*: Frederic Cliffe
Prelude: Sir Frederic Cowen
Joy Peal*: Sir Alexander Mackenzie
Schiller March: Giacomo Meyerbeer
Coronation March*: Sir Edward German
Marche du Couronnement: Piotr Tchaikovsky
Huldigungsmarsch: Richard Wagner
Music during the service, orchestra and choirs
Entrance into the Church - Anthem "I was glad": Sir Hubert Parry
The Litany for Five Voices “O God the Father of Heaven”: Thomas Tallis
The Beginning of the Communion Service - Introit "Let my prayer come up": Henry Purcell
Credo: John Merbecke
The Anointing - Hymn "Come, Holy Ghost": Ancient Plain-song
Anthem "Zadok the Priest": George Frederic Handel
The Putting on of the Crown - Confortare "Be Strong": Sir Walter Parratt
The Homage - Anthem "Rejoice in the Lord, O ye righteous"*: Sir Frederick Bridge
The Communion - Offertorium "O hearken Thou"*: Sir Edward Elgar
Sanctus*: Sir Walter Alcock
Sevenfold Amen: Sir John Stainer
Pater Noster: John Merbecke
Gloria in Excelsis*: Sir Charles Villiers Stanford
Threefold Amen: Orlando Gibbons
The Te Deum*: Sir Hubert Parry
National Anthem: Anon
Orchestral music after the service
Coronation March*: Sir Edward Elgar
Imperial March: Sir Edward Elgar
MUSIC PLAYED AT THE CORONATION OF HIS MAJESTY KING GEORGE VI IN
WESTMINSTER ABBEY 12 May 1937
Orchestral music played before the service
For members of the Royal Family - Concerto in D: George Frederic Handel
Marching Song: Gustav Holst
Foreign Representatives - French Military March (Algerian Suite): Camille Saint-Saens
Prelude Khovanshchina: Modest Mussorgsky
Italiana: arr. Ottorino Respighi
Entracte III (in B flat) Rosamunde: Franz Schubert
Finale 1st Symphony: Johannes Brahms
Slow Movement 3rd Symphony: Sir Arnold Bax
Prelude (Organ only) C minor: Johann Sebastian Bach
Regalia Procession in the Cloister - Ein’ Feste Burg: Martin Luther
Regalia Introit in the Abbey - Hymn: “Oh most merciful”: Charles Wood
Regalia Procession from Theatre to West Door - The Litany for Five Voices “O God the Father of
Heaven”: Thomas Tallis
Regalia Procession - Canticum Fidei*: Thomas Dunhill
King's Herald*: Herbert Howells
Finale Enigma Variations: Sir Edward Elgar
Princes and Princesses - Huldigungs March from Sigurd Jorsalfar: Edvard Grieg
Minuet from Saul: George Frederic Handel
Queen Mary - Coronation March: Sir Edward German
Coronation March Crown Imperial*: Sir William Walton
Minuet from “Arminius”: George Frederic Handel
Gavotte from “Otho”: George Frederic Handel
Trumpet tune from “Diocletian”: Henry Purcell
Their Majesties the King and Queen - Imperial March: Sir Edward Elgar
Music during the service, orchestra and choirs
Fanfare: Sir Ernest Bullock
The Entrance into the Church - Anthem "I was glad": Sir Hubert Parry
The Beginning of the Communion Service - Introit "Let my prayer come up"*: Sir Edward Bairstow
Credo: William Byrd
The Anointing - Hymn "Veni Creator Spiritus": Original VIII Mode Melody
Anthem "Zadok the Priest": George Frederic Handel
The Putting on of the Crown - Confortare "Be Strong"*: Sir Henry Walford Davies
The Homage - Anthem "O come, ye servants of the Lord": Christopher Tye
Anthem "Hear my prayer, O Lord": Henry Purcell
Anthem "O clap your hands together": Orlando Gibbons
Anthem "All the ends of the world": William Boyce
Anthem "O Praise God in his holiness"*: Sir George Dyson
Anthem "Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace": Samuel Sebastian Wesley
The Communion - Offertorium "O hearken Thou"*: Sir William Harris
Sanctus: William Byrd
Pater Noster: John Merbecke
Gloria in Excelsis: Sir Charles Villiers Stanford
Threefold Amen: Orlando Gibbons
The Te Deum Laudamus*: Ralph Vaughan Williams
The National Anthem: Anon
Orchestral music after the service
Pomp and Circumstance No. 1: Sir Edward Elgar
Pomp and Circumstance No. 4: Sir Edward Elgar
MUSIC PLAYED AT THE CORONATION OF HER MAJESTY QUEEN ELIZABETH
II IN WESTMINSTER ABBEY 2 June 1953
Orchestral music played before the service
Chaconne from ‘King Arthur’: Henry Purcell (arranged Herbage)
Trumpet tune from “Diocletian”: Henry Purcell
March Crown Imperial: Sir William Walton
Fantasia on the Alleluia hymn: Gordon Jacob
Jupiter: Gustav Holst
Epic March: John Ireland
Regalia procession - Oh most merciful: Charles Wood
Litany for 5 voices: Thomas Tallis
Princes and Princesses - March: Pomp and Circumstance no.2: Sir Edward Elgar
Idyll ‘Banks of Green Willow’: George Butterworth
Processional*: Sir Arthur Bliss
Greensleeves: arr. Ralph Vaughan Williams
Nimrod: Sir Edward Elgar
March: Orb and Sceptre*: Sir William Walton
Fireworks music: overture & minuet: George Frederic Handel
Music during the service, orchestra and choirs
Fanfare I: Sir Ernest Bullock
The Entrance into the Church - Anthem ‘I was glad’: Sir Hubert Parry
Fanfares II, III, IV, V: Sir Ernest Bullock
The Beginning of the Communion Service - Introit: Behold, O God our Defender*: Herbert
Howells
Gradual: Let my prayer come up*: William Harris
The Creed (from G minor mass): Ralph Vaughan Williams
The Anointing - Come, Holy Ghost: VIII Mode Melody: arr. Sir Ernest Bullock
Zadok the Priest: George Frederic Handel
The Putting on of the Crown - Confortare*: Sir George Dyson
The Homage - Rejoice in the Lord: John Redford
O clap your hands together: Orlando Gibbons
I will not leave you comfortless: William Byrd
O Lord our Governour*: Healey Willan
Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace: Samuel Sebastian Wesley
Homage fanfare VII founded on Scots tune ‘Montrose’: Sir Ernest Bullock
The Communion - Hymn: All people that on earth do dwell: arr. Ralph Vaughan Williams
Versicles & Responses, Sanctus: Ralph Vaughan Williams
O taste and see *: Ralph Vaughan Williams
Gloria in Excelsis: Sir Charles Villiers Stanford
Three-fold Amen: Orlando Gibbons
Te Deum *: Sir William Walton
Fanfare VIII and God Save the Queen: arr. Gordon Jacob
Orchestral music after the service
Pomp and Circumstance March No.1: Sir Edward Elgar
Coronation March*: Sir Arnold Bax
Pomp and Circumstance March No.4: Sir Edward Elgar
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