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Music for the coronation….hopefully

Discussion in 'off topic' started by Take5, Dec 1, 2022.

  1. Take5

    Take5 pfm Member

    oh, I would love it if this lot got the gig.
    Tony L, Sue Pertwee-Tyr, Nero and 2 others like this.
  2. Nero

    Nero Don’t call me Bud

    How they keep straight faces.....
  3. Take5

    Take5 pfm Member


    my favourite 30 seconds or so is from about 1.55

    the guy singing “ god save the king”, followed by the sopranos perfect rendition of the word “ Minge “.
    Then the brass section just nailing it, whilst the recorders ( oboes ?? ) show what can be done with practice.

    Inspirational !!
  4. ks.234

    ks.234 pfm Member

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  5. Take5

    Take5 pfm Member

    lol.. I havent seen that one before.

    I like best the versions where they dump the original music and the joke is the “ new” music
  6. tones

    tones Tones deaf

    Hilarious, but the original is untouchable:

    Pity we don't hear the other three as well - Handel knew how to do drama in music.
  7. Take5

    Take5 pfm Member

    Oh, I know the original.

    it’s great.

    In fact, too good for Charlie’s coronation.

    I thought this latest, amended version would be far more appropriate for someone of the calibre of our future king.
  8. tones

    tones Tones deaf

    But then, it's been done for every coronation since George the Two, and is Chuck any worse than some of them? Look at Bertie, who became Edward VII. He apparently spent the time waiting for his Mum to snuff it bedding every other woman in the kingdom. Vicky wouldn't even let him see state papers. Yet, when he became king, he was surprisingly effective during his short reign. He almost single-handedly turned around Franco-British relations (highly inflammable, courtesy of the Boer War and the concentration camps, and the Fashoda Incident, which could have resulted in war). Chuck is much better prepared. But then, Bertie inherited an empire at the height of its powers, whereas Chuck inherited a vastly diminished country on the way down and unable to come to terms with its decline (according to the Financial Times, the Irish have started telling English jokes...). So, why not buck him up with a bit of decent music? I think he's going to need it.
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  9. vince rocker

    vince rocker pfm Member

    I used to often work with a chap called Oliver Varney. I had an unshakeable earworm whenever I met him!
  10. Euan

    Euan pfm Member

    I think after yesterday's palace bombshell we should get Blue Mink back together.

  11. Sue Pertwee-Tyr

    Sue Pertwee-Tyr neither here nor there

  12. timH

    timH pfm Member

    Well hopefully the coronation gets cancelled when Charles inadvertently slips and cuts his neck on a guillotine blade swiftly followed by the rest of his relatives
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  13. Barrymagrec

    Barrymagrec pfm Member

    Point of Order M`Lud, Our present King.

    Not saying our future King won`t turn out even worse.....
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  14. daytona600

    daytona600 Registered User

  15. KrisW

    KrisW pfm Member

    I suspect that’s Handel’s own preferred tempo, but for me, as an entrance anthem, that is played much too fast. I much prefer this version:
    Handel Coronation Anthems Harry Christophers The Sixteen - YouTube (as a bonus you’ve got the rest of the Coronation Suite there too)

    I sing in a choir, and Zadok is part of our repertoire - Handel’s choral writing is very singable, and once you get an idea of his style, he’s actually pretty easy to learn (ask me about Beethoven sometime if you want to hear some choice swearwords…). But you know a composer is good if he can get sixty Irish people to shout “God Save the King!” repeatedly in front of witnesses.

    As @tones notes, I think denying Charlie a good tune for his ring-walk when it was fine for, oh Edward VIII for a random example, is a little rich. Also, be careful what you wish for: if they strike out Handel, you might get something… worthy instead. Yech.
  16. Joe Hutch

    Joe Hutch Mate of the bloke

    Point of order. Edward VIII didn’t have a coronation ceremony.
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  17. ks.234

    ks.234 pfm Member

  18. Del monaco

    Del monaco Del Monaco

    Sex Pistols?

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