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Glorious Majesty Box set

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Glorious Majesty Music for English Kings and Queens is a 3CD collection of classical music written for English Kings and Queens through the ages. From Elizabeth I to Elizabeth II (via Queen Mary II, Queen Anne, George II, Edward VI, and George V) the collection includes the much-loved classics Handel s Zadok the Priest and Music for the Royal Fireworks, Parry s I was glad, Elgar s Coronation March, Walton s Crown Imperial and Orb and Sceptre, and not forgetting Elgar s arrangement of the National Anthem


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Disc 1:

Samples
Song TitleArtist Time Price
  1. Zadok the Priest: Zadok the PriestKing's College Choir, Cambridge/Academy of Ancient Music/Pavlo Beznosiuk/Alastair Ross/Benjamin Bayl/Stephen Cleobury 1:50$1.29  Buy MP3 
  2. Zadok the Priest: And all the people rejoic'dKing's College Choir, Cambridge/Academy of Ancient Music/Pavlo Beznosiuk/Alastair Ross/Benjamin Bayl/Stephen Cleobury0:46$1.29  Buy MP3 
  3. Zadok the Priest: God save the KingKing's College Choir, Cambridge/Academy of Ancient Music/Pavlo Beznosiuk/Alastair Ross/Benjamin Bayl/Stephen Cleobury 2:47$1.29  Buy MP3 
  4. Let thy hand be strengthened: Let thy hand be strengthenedChoir Of King's College, Cambridge/Academy Of Ancient Music/Pavlo Beznosiuk/Alastair Ross/Benjamin Bayl/Stephen Cleobury 3:02$1.29  Buy MP3 
  5. Let thy hand be strengthened: Let justice and judgementChoir Of King's College, Cambridge/Academy Of Ancient Music/Pavlo Beznosiuk/Alastair Ross/Benjamin Bayl/Stephen Cleobury 2:33$1.29  Buy MP3 
  6. Let thy hand be strengthened: Alleluia!Choir Of King's College, Cambridge/Academy Of Ancient Music/Pavlo Beznosiuk/Alastair Ross/Benjamin Bayl/Stephen Cleobury 2:06$1.29  Buy MP3 
  7. The King shall rejoice: The King shall rejoiceKing's College Choir, Cambridge/Academy of Ancient Music/Pavlo Beznosiuk/Alastair Ross/Benjamin Bayl/Stephen Cleobury 2:43$1.29  Buy MP3 
  8. The King shall rejoice: Exceeding glad shall he beKing's College Choir, Cambridge/Academy of Ancient Music/Pavlo Beznosiuk/Alastair Ross/Benjamin Bayl/Stephen Cleobury 2:55$1.29  Buy MP3 
  9. The King shall rejoice: Glory and worshipKing's College Choir, Cambridge/Academy of Ancient Music/Pavlo Beznosiuk/Alastair Ross/Benjamin Bayl/Stephen Cleobury0:31$1.29  Buy MP3 
10. The King shall rejoice: Thou hast prevented himKing's College Choir, Cambridge/Academy of Ancient Music/Pavlo Beznosiuk/Alastair Ross/Benjamin Bayl/Stephen Cleobury 2:15$1.29  Buy MP3 
11. The King shall rejoice: Alleluia!King's College Choir, Cambridge/Academy of Ancient Music/Pavlo Beznosiuk/Alastair Ross/Benjamin Bayl/Stephen Cleobury 2:46$1.29  Buy MP3 
12. My heart is inditing: My heart is inditingChoir Of King's College, Cambridge/Academy Of Ancient Music/Pavlo Beznosiuk/Alastair Ross/Benjamin Bayl/Stephen Cleobury 2:44$1.29  Buy MP3 
13. My heart is inditing: Kings' daughtersChoir Of King's College, Cambridge/Academy Of Ancient Music/Pavlo Beznosiuk/Alastair Ross/Benjamin Bayl/Stephen Cleobury 2:56$1.29  Buy MP3 
14. My heart is inditing: Upon thy right handChoir Of King's College, Cambridge/Academy Of Ancient Music/Pavlo Beznosiuk/Alastair Ross/Benjamin Bayl/Stephen Cleobury 2:48$1.29  Buy MP3 
15. My heart is inditing: Kings shall be thy nursing fathersChoir Of King's College, Cambridge/Academy Of Ancient Music/Pavlo Beznosiuk/Alastair Ross/Benjamin Bayl/Stephen Cleobury 3:04$1.29  Buy MP3 
16. Anthem: O Lord make thy servant ElizabethKing's College Choir, Cambridge/Stephen Cleobury 2:43$1.29  Buy MP3 
17. Come ye sons of art away - Birthday Ode for Queen Mary (1694) Z323 (1990 Remastered Version): Symphony (Largo - Allegro - Adagio)Norma Burrowes/James Bowman/Charles Brett/Robert Lloyd/Christopher Hogwood/Oliver Brookes/Early Music Consort Of London/David Munrow 2:11$1.29  Buy MP3 
18. Come ye sons of art away - Birthday Ode for Queen Mary (1694) Z323 (1990 Remastered Version): Come ye sons of art away (ritornello, ct I verse & chorus)Norma Burrowes/James Bowman/Charles Brett/Robert Lloyd/Christopher Hogwood/Oliver Brookes/Early Music Consort Of London/David Munrow 2:09$1.29  Buy MP3 
19. Come ye sons of art away - Birthday Ode for Queen Mary (1694) Z323 (1990 Remastered Version): Sound the trumpet (ct I & II verse)Norma Burrowes/James Bowman/Charles Brett/Robert Lloyd/Christopher Hogwood/Oliver Brookes/Early Music Consort Of London/David Munrow 2:45$1.29  Buy MP3 
20. Come ye sons of art away - Birthday Ode for Queen Mary (1694) Z323 (1990 Remastered Version): Come ye sons of art away (ritornello & chorus)Norma Burrowes/James Bowman/Charles Brett/Robert Lloyd/Christopher Hogwood/Oliver Brookes/Early Music Consort Of London/David Munrow 1:34$1.29  Buy MP3 
21. Come ye sons of art away - Birthday Ode for Queen Mary (1694) Z323 (1990 Remastered Version): Strike the viol (ct II verse & ritornello)Norma Burrowes/James Bowman/Charles Brett/Robert Lloyd/Christopher Hogwood/Oliver Brookes/Early Music Consort Of London/David Munrow 4:49$1.29  Buy MP3 
22. Come ye sons of art away - Birthday Ode for Queen Mary (1694) Z323 (1990 Remastered Version): The day that such a blessing gave (bass verse & chorus)Norma Burrowes/James Bowman/Charles Brett/Robert Lloyd/Christopher Hogwood/Oliver Brookes/Early Music Consort Of London/David Munrow 3:12$1.29  Buy MP3 
23. Come ye sons of art away - Birthday Ode for Queen Mary (1694) Z323 (1990 Remastered Version): Bid the Virtues (sop. verse)Norma Burrowes/James Bowman/Charles Brett/Robert Lloyd/Christopher Hogwood/Oliver Brookes/Early Music Consort Of London/David Munrow 3:05$1.29  Buy MP3 
24. Come ye sons of art away - Birthday Ode for Queen Mary (1694) Z323 (1990 Remastered Version): These are the sacred charms (bass verse)Norma Burrowes/James Bowman/Charles Brett/Robert Lloyd/Christopher Hogwood/Oliver Brookes/Early Music Consort Of London/David Munrow 1:49$1.29  Buy MP3 
25. Come ye sons of art away - Birthday Ode for Queen Mary (1694) Z323 (1990 Remastered Version): See Nature rejoicing (sop. & bass verse & chorus)David Munrow/Early Music Consort Of London/Norma Burrowes/James Bowman/Charles Brett/Robert Lloyd/Christopher Hogwood/Oliver Brookes 3:13$1.29  Buy MP3 
26. Music for the Funeral of Queen Mary 1695: March Z860iAcademy Of Ancient Music/Stephen Cleobury/David Blackadder/Choir Of King's College, Cambridge/Philip Bainbridge/Susan Addison/Stephen Saunders 1:49$1.29  Buy MP3 
27. Music for the Funeral of Queen Mary 1695: Canzona Z860ii - March (Recessional)Academy Of Ancient Music/Stephen Cleobury/David Blackadder/Choir Of King's College, Cambridge/Philip Bainbridge/Susan Addison/Stephen Saunders 3:01$1.29  Buy MP3 
28. Funeral Anthem of Queen Mary 1695: Thou knowest, Lord, Z.58cStephen Cleobury/Academy of Ancient Music/Choir of King's College, Cambridge 2:33$1.29  Buy MP3 


Disc 2:

Samples
Song TitleArtist Time Price
  1. Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne (Eternal source of light divine): 1. Eternal source of light divineChoir Of King's College, Cambridge/Academy Of Ancient Music/Stephen Cleobury/Susan Gritton/Robin Blaze/Michael George/Daniel Hyde/Pavlo Beznosiuk/Alastair Ross 3:16$1.29  Buy MP3 
  2. Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne (Eternal source of light divine): 2. The day that gave great Anna birthChoir Of King's College, Cambridge/Academy Of Ancient Music/Stephen Cleobury/Susan Gritton/Robin Blaze/Michael George/Daniel Hyde/Pavlo Beznosiuk/Alastair Ross 2:41$1.29  Buy MP3 
  3. Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne (Eternal source of light divine): 3. Let all the wingèd race with joyChoir Of King's College, Cambridge/Academy Of Ancient Music/Stephen Cleobury/Susan Gritton/Robin Blaze/Michael George/Daniel Hyde/Pavlo Beznosiuk/Alastair Ross 2:35$1.29  Buy MP3 
  4. Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne (Eternal source of light divine): 4. Let flocks and herds their fear forget -Choir Of King's College, Cambridge/Academy Of Ancient Music/Stephen Cleobury/Susan Gritton/Robin Blaze/Michael George/Daniel Hyde/Pavlo Beznosiuk/Alastair Ross 1:43$1.29  Buy MP3 
  5. Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne (Eternal source of light divine): The day that gaveChoir Of King's College, Cambridge/Academy Of Ancient Music/Stephen Cleobury/Susan Gritton/Robin Blaze/Michael George/Daniel Hyde/Pavlo Beznosiuk/Alastair Ross0:39$1.29  Buy MP3 
  6. Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne (Eternal source of light divine): 5. Let rolling streams their gladness showChoir Of King's College, Cambridge/Academy Of Ancient Music/Stephen Cleobury/Susan Gritton/Robin Blaze/Michael George/Daniel Hyde/Pavlo Beznosiuk/Alastair Ross 2:25$1.29  Buy MP3 
  7. Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne (Eternal source of light divine): 6. Kind Health descends on downy wingsChoir Of King's College, Cambridge/Academy Of Ancient Music/Stephen Cleobury/Susan Gritton/Robin Blaze/Michael George/Daniel Hyde/Pavlo Beznosiuk/Alastair Ross 4:29$1.29  Buy MP3 
  8. Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne (Eternal source of light divine): 7. The day that gave great Anna birthChoir Of King's College, Cambridge/Academy Of Ancient Music/Stephen Cleobury/Susan Gritton/Robin Blaze/Michael George/Daniel Hyde/Pavlo Beznosiuk/Alastair Ross 1:46$1.29  Buy MP3 
  9. Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne (Eternal source of light divine): 8. Let Envy then conceal her headChoir Of King's College, Cambridge/Academy Of Ancient Music/Stephen Cleobury/Susan Gritton/Robin Blaze/Michael George/Daniel Hyde/Pavlo Beznosiuk/Alastair Ross 2:26$1.29  Buy MP3 
10. Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne (Eternal source of light divine): 9. United nations shall combine -Choir Of King's College, Cambridge/Academy Of Ancient Music/Stephen Cleobury/Susan Gritton/Robin Blaze/Michael George/Daniel Hyde/Pavlo Beznosiuk/Alastair Ross 1:27$1.29  Buy MP3 
11. Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne (Eternal source of light divine): The day that gaveChoir Of King's College, Cambridge/Academy Of Ancient Music/Stephen Cleobury/Susan Gritton/Robin Blaze/Michael George/Daniel Hyde/Pavlo Beznosiuk/Alastair Ross 1:42$1.29  Buy MP3 
12. Music for the Royal Fireworks: I. OuvertureLondon Classical Players/Sir Roger Norrington 7:54$1.29  Buy MP3 
13. Music for the Royal Fireworks: II. BourréeLondon Classical Players/Sir Roger Norrington 1:39$1.29  Buy MP3 
14. Music for the Royal Fireworks: III. La PaixLondon Classical Players/Sir Roger Norrington 2:52$1.29  Buy MP3 
15. Music for the Royal Fireworks: IV. La RéjouissanceLondon Classical Players/Sir Roger Norrington 2:08$1.29  Buy MP3 
16. Music for the Royal Fireworks: V. Menuet I & IILondon Classical Players/Sir Roger Norrington 3:29$1.29  Buy MP3 
17. Coronation Ode, Op.44 (1987 Remastered Version): I. Crown the KingDame Felicity Lott/Alfreda Hodgson/Richard Morton/Stephen Roberts/Cambridge University Musical Society Chorus/King's College Choir, Cambridge/New Philharmonia Orchestra/Sir Philip Ledger/Band of the R10:10Album Only
18. Coronation Ode, Op.44 (1987 Remastered Version): IIa. The QueenDame Felicity Lott/Alfreda Hodgson/Richard Morton/Stephen Roberts/Cambridge University Musical Society Chorus/King's College Choir, Cambridge/New Philharmonia Orchestra/Sir Philip Ledger/Band of the R 2:21$1.29  Buy MP3 
19. Coronation Ode, Op.44 (1987 Remastered Version): IIb. Daughter of ancient KingsDame Felicity Lott/Alfreda Hodgson/Richard Morton/Stephen Roberts/Cambridge University Musical Society Chorus/King's College Choir, Cambridge/New Philharmonia Orchestra/Sir Philip Ledger/Band of the R 1:33$1.29  Buy MP3 
20. Coronation Ode, Op.44 (1987 Remastered Version): III. Britain, ask of thyselfDame Felicity Lott/Alfreda Hodgson/Richard Morton/Stephen Roberts/Cambridge University Musical Society Chorus/King's College Choir, Cambridge/New Philharmonia Orchestra/Sir Philip Ledger/Band of the R 3:48$1.29  Buy MP3 
21. Coronation Ode, Op.44 (1987 Remastered Version): IV. Hark, upon the hallowed air...Only let the heart be pureDame Felicity Lott/Alfreda Hodgson/Richard Morton/Stephen Roberts/Cambridge University Musical Society Chorus/King's College Choir, Cambridge/New Philharmonia Orchestra/Sir Philip Ledger/Band of the R 7:25$1.29  Buy MP3 
22. Coronation Ode, Op.44 (1987 Remastered Version): V. Peace, gentle PeaceDame Felicity Lott/Alfreda Hodgson/Richard Morton/Stephen Roberts/Cambridge University Musical Society Chorus/King's College Choir, Cambridge/New Philharmonia Orchestra/Sir Philip Ledger/Band of the R 3:33$1.29  Buy MP3 
23. Coronation Ode, Op.44 (1987 Remastered Version): VI. Land of hope and gloryDame Felicity Lott/Alfreda Hodgson/Richard Morton/Stephen Roberts/Cambridge University Musical Society Chorus/King's College Choir, Cambridge/New Philharmonia Orchestra/Sir Philip Ledger/Band of the R 4:31$1.29  Buy MP3 


Disc 3:

Samples
Song TitleArtist Time Price
  1. Imperial March, Op.32London Philharmonic Orchestra/Sir Adrian Boult 4:25$1.29  Buy MP3 
  2. O hearken thou (Offertory) Op. 64London Symphony Chorus/Northern Sinfonia of England/Richard Hickox 4:09$1.29  Buy MP3 
  3. Coronation March Op. 65 (1998 Remastered Version)Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra/Noel Rawsthorne/Sir Charles Groves10:46Album Only
  4. Nursery Suite (1989 Remastered Version): IV. The Sad Doll (Andantino)Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra/Sir Charles Groves 1:52$1.29  Buy MP3 
  5. I was gladCambridge University Musical Society Chorus/King's College Choir, Cambridge/Band of the Royal Military School of Music, Kneller Hall/New Philharmonia Orchestra/Sir Philip Ledger 6:47$1.29  Buy MP3 
  6. Crown Imperial - Coronation MarchDavid Bell 8:33$1.29  Buy MP3 
  7. Coronation Te Deum (1987 Remastered Version)Worcester Cathedral Choir/Cbso Chorus/City Of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra/Louis Frémaux 9:20$1.29  Buy MP3 
  8. Orb and Sceptre - Coronation March (1953) (1995 Remastered Version)London Philharmonic Orchestra/Sir Adrian Boult/David Bell 6:49$1.29  Buy MP3 
  9. O taste and seeChichester Cathedral Choir/Richard Seal/John Birch 1:42$1.29  Buy MP3 
10. All people that on earth do dwell (The Old Hundredth)King's College Choir, Cambridge/The Wallace Collection/Benjamin Bayl/Stephen Cleobury 4:56$1.29  Buy MP3 
11. Jubilate Deo (1961) (2004 Remastered Version)James Lancelot/Choir Of King'S College, Cambridge/Sir Philip Ledger 2:28$1.29  Buy MP3 
12. Gloriana - Symphonic Suite from the opera Op. 53a: I. The TournamentBournemouth Symphony Orchestra/Uri Segal 3:58$1.29  Buy MP3 
13. Gloriana - Symphonic Suite from the opera Op. 53a: III. The Courtly DancesBournemouth Symphony Orchestra/Uri Segal 9:51$1.29  Buy MP3 
14. The National Anthem (arr. Elgar) (1995 Remastered Version)Cambridge University Musical Society Chorus/Choir of King's College, Cambridge/New Philharmonia Orchestra/Sir Philip Ledger 2:45$1.29  Buy MP3 

Product Details

  • Audio CD (April 24, 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 3
  • Format: Box set
  • Note on Boxed Sets: During shipping, discs in boxed sets occasionally become dislodged without damage. Please examine and play these discs. If you are not completely satisfied, we'll refund or replace your purchase.
  • Label: Warner Classics
  • ASIN: B006YDFWRI
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #374,228 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Movielovr777 on April 24, 2012
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If pomp and circumstance helps get you through your day that tends toward the tedious and mundane, if visions of Sun Kings frolicking through manicured gardens (though technically, this music was written to honor British monarchs) inspires creativity and subtly boosts your flagging self-esteem, and if imagining the King's (or Queen's) herd of deer strolling across the wooded glen of a Royal Estate brings a sense of serenity to what is often too much daily Sturm und Drang, then THIS is the soundtrack for your life!

Full of majestically-inclined classical pieces, performed with reverence and vigor by some of the world's foremost choirs and orchestras, this music is faithfully recorded and well-balanced between vocal and instrumental elements. Whether providing background music for your High Tea, or filling your home (or headphones) with the glories of monarchical splendor, this music should be just your cup of tea!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Sylvia Gothard on April 25, 2012
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What a wonderful album this is. For Anglophiles and others, this is a wonderful compilation of ceremonial music and is a must anytime but especially during this Diamond Jubilee year. Thanks Amazon for making it available and at such a wonderful price. It's right up my alley!
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By Earl Lopez on December 1, 2013
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All of the music on this recording have previously been released. I think it is overall a good as a commemoration of the current British Monarch's long reign.
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By Finbarr on November 24, 2012
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CD # 2 alone is worth the price of the set. This is grand, glorious and uplifting. I play this often. The Handel pieces are extraordinary, especially Birthday Ode for Queen Ann. You may recognize the Funeral Music for Queen Mary...it was borrowed as the music for "A Clockwork Orange", the movie. I would buy this again. No regrets.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Bjorn on June 23, 2012
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i purchased this on a whim because it was the deal of the day. It is great fun and sound wonderful. lots of tracks i've never heard. I am really enjoying seeing the progression of the music. i am learning more and more about classical so i can say if these are the best recordings of even best performers. I just am enjoying the music, the sound quality is very good, and the ordering of the tracks is very nice.
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