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LONDON (Reuters) – The coronation of Britain’s King Charles subsequent month will probably be launched as an album, the primary time a recording of such a historic ceremony will probably be accessible to audiences worldwide.
In an announcement on Friday, label Decca Data mentioned it will report the Might 6 service at Westminster Abbey, in addition to pre-service music, as “The Official Album of the Coronation” and launch it for streaming and obtain on the identical day.
A bodily model will exit on Might 15.
Operating at over 4 hours lengthy, the album will function all of the spoken phrases of the ceremony in addition to its music, together with 12 new compositions commissioned by Charles.
“This will probably be a very historic recording, capturing a wonderful vary of music from throughout centuries and continents, reflecting the world-wide curiosity in our traditions, protecting a number of areas within the fantastic acoustic of Westminster Abbey, and involving an unprecedented technical plan to current all the expertise to the world on the day itself,” producer, Anna Barry mentioned in an announcement.
Among the many commissions for the event is the “Coronation Anthem”, composed by musical impresario Andrew Lloyd Webber.
(Reporting by Marie-Louise Gumuchian; Modifying by Sharon Singleton)