Hubert Parry’s renowned anthem was written for the coronation of Edward VII in 1902, and has been performed at all subsequent British coronations. This edition presents the 1911 version prepared by the composer for the coronation of George V, with the ‘Vivats’ as written for that occasion and an alternative editorial text by John Rutter that enables the anthem to be performed in its complete form on any suitable occasion. Rutter’s fascinating editorial preface provides interesting contextual notes and informative performance considerations.
Orchestral scores and instrumental parts for full and reduced orchestrations and for a version for brass, organ, and optional timpani are available on rental at the OUP link below.
Orchestration: Full orchestra: 2 fl, 2 ob, 2 cl, 2 bn, 4 hn, 6 tpt [or 3 tpt], 3 tbn, tba, timp, perc, hp, org, strings Brass & organ: 4 tpt (opt. tpt 3), 3 tbn, tba, timp, org