Twelve newly commissioned pieces of music will feature in the coronation of King Charles III at the Westminster Abbey in May this year. It includes six orchestral commissions, five choral commissions and one organ commission.
Buckingham Palace disclosed that there will be a new Coronation Anthem composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber. It also disclosed that King Charles had requested for Greek Orthodox music that can be traced back to the Byzantine period as a tribute to his late father Prince Philup who was born in the Greek island of Corfu.
According to the palace, fanfares will be played by the State Trumpeters of the Household Cavalry and the Fanfare Trumpeters of the Royal Air Force. Music by classical composers that historically featured in the service for 400 years will include George Frideric Handel, Edward Elgar, Hubert Parry and Ralph Vaughan Williams and also feature the music of living Welsh composer Karl Jenkins.