Coronation Anthems, HWV 258-261 (Handel, George Frideric)

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Editor Friedrich Chrysander (1826-1901)
Publisher. Info. Georg Friedrich Händels Werke. Band 14
Leipzig: Deutsche Händelgesellschaft, 1863. Plate H.W. 14.
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Work Title Coronation Anthems
Alternative. Title
Name Translations coronation anthem; Hino de Coroação do monarca do Reino Unido da Grã-Bretanha e Irlanda do Norte; ジョージ2世の戴冠式アンセム; Химни за крунисување; 加冕頌歌; 加冕颂歌; kruunajaishymni; Inno di incoronazione; гимн коронации; המנון הכתרה; kronada himno; himna kronanja; каранацыйны гімн
Name Aliases Zadok the Priest; Let Thy Hand Be Strengthened; The King Shall Rejoice; My Heart Is Inditing; 司祭ザドク; коронационный гимн
Authorities WorldCat; Wikipedia; VIAF: 174987472; LCCN: n80166824; SELIBR: 169445
Composer Handel, George Frideric
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. HWV 258-261
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. None [force assignment]
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 4 anthems:
  1. Zadok the Priest, HWV 258
  2. Let Thy Hand Be Strengthened, HWV 259
  3. The King Shall Rejoice, HWV 260
  4. My Heart is Inditing, HWV 261
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1727 (September 9 to October 11)
First Performance. 1727-10-22 in London, Westminster Abbey (Coronation of George II)
voices, chorus, orchestra, George Frideric Handel (conductor)
First Publication. 1743 - London: Walsh (RISM A/I: H 1159)
Librettist Bible
Language English
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Baroque
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation vocal soli (for HWV 261 only), chorus, orchestra (see individual work pages for the instrumentations)
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