Zadok the Priest, HWV 258 (Handel, George Frideric)
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Philip Legge (1972*)
Separate parts for: 2 Oboes, 2 Bassoons, 3 high D Trumpets, Timpani, 3 Violins, Viola, Violoncello and Contrabass
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Arrangements and Transcriptions
For Orchestra (Henderson)
For String Quartet (Britten-Sharipov)
after Tony Britten
For Piano solo (Britten)
|Work Title||Coronation Anthem "Zadok the Priest"|
|Alternative Title||Krönungshymne für König Georg II|
|Composer||Handel, George Frideric|
|Year/Date of Composition||1727|
|First Performance||1727-10-11 in London: Westminster Abbey|
|Language||English (and German?)|
|Composer Time Period||Baroque|
|Instrumentation||Chorus (SSAATBB), orchestra|
- Unlike the companion coronation anthem, My Heart is Inditing, this does not indicate soli passages for the singers, and the texture also makes it look more like it is choral throughout with no solo passages. (Grove Music does list it as SAATBB, but when a piece has soloists and choir, they use e.g. "S, SSATB", and although My Heart is Inditing is not listed like that, the music indicates "Solo" or "Soli" for the solo passages.)
- It is unclear whether the German was included in the original, and in the absence of translator information, it is assumed that it was.