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Video: Watch the Music Video for Andrew Lloyd Webber's King Charles Coronation Anthem 'Make a Joyful Noise'

The single is now available on Decca Records.

By: May. 07, 2023
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Decca Records has released the new single of Andrew Lloyd Webber's specially commissioned Anthem for the Coronation of Their Majesties King Charles III & Queen Camilla, entitled 'Make A Joyful Noise'.

Watch the music video for the single below!

The new work was performed live for the very first time at the Coronation service at Westminster Abbey on Saturday, May 6 and - with its rousing opening and closing fanfare played by the Fanfare Trumpeters of the Royal Air Force and jubilant chorus sung by The Choir of Westminster Abbey, accompanied by the Coronation Orchestra - was a standout moment. The Anthem also featured Abbey sub-organist Peter Holder, conducted by Organist and Master of the Choristers at Westminster Abbey, Andrew Nethsingha. The studio recording of the work features The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

With this release, Decca will be supporting the Royal British Legion and Age UK charities.

When Andrew Lloyd Webber discussed the text with His Majesty The King they talked about the writings of Solomon and Lloyd Webber suggested adapting Psalm 98 with its appropriate message "Make A Joyful Noise unto the Lord, the King". Of the Anthem, the composer recently said: "I played, and tried to sing, my early score for The King a few weeks ago. It seems so appropriate to the moment in the Coronation service."

The Coronation Orchestra (performing 'Make A Joyful Noise' at the Coronation service) comprises some of the world's greatest musicians drawn from the following eight leading orchestras of The former Prince of Wales' Patronages, from across the UK and Canada: Philharmonia Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Regina Symphony Orchestra (Saskatchewan, Canada), English Chamber Orchestra, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Royal Opera House Orchestra and Welsh National Opera Orchestra.

The studio single version of 'Make A Joyful Noise' is performed by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, The Choir of Westminster Abbey, The Fanfare Trumpeters of The Royal Air Force, Westminster Abbey Sub-Organist Peter Holder, conducted by Organist & Master Of The Choristers At Westminster Abbey, Andrew Nethsingha.

The live recording of the world premiere performance of 'Make a Joyful Noise' at the Coronation service will be available on The Official Recording of The Coronation of Their Majesties King Charles III & Queen Camilla, also released by Decca. 'The Official Album' includes all music and spoken word (over four hours playing time) from the global event and features an official photograph from the day as cover art. This marks the first time ever a recording of a Coronation ceremony - a tradition which can be traced back more than 1000 years - has been made available globally to stream and download on the day of the service itself, thanks to advances in modern technology. It is an unprecedented event in both recorded music and British royal history, with Andrew Lloyd Webber's unique contribution playing an integral part.