Saturday, October 12, 2024 – 7:30 pm
Maison symphonique
1600, rue Saint-Urbain
Montréal, H2X 0S1

Bus Bus : 125, 356, 358, 363, 364
Métro Métro : Place-des-Arts

SUMMARY

What better way to “royally” celebrate the SMAM’S half-century than with another wonderful collaboration with Arion Baroque Orchestra? Both will join forces here in a splendid program featuring Handel’s sparkling Music for the Royal Fireworks, with brilliant brass that can also be heard in the same composer’s anthems for the coronation of George II, and in William Boyce’s anthem for the coronation of George III.

In collaboration with

PROGRAM

George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
Music for the Royal Fireworks in D major, for trumpets, timpani, oboes, bassoons, strings and continuo, HWV 351 (1749)

William Byrd (1540/43-1623)
Anthem O Lord, make Thy servant Elizabeth our Queen for 6 voices (manus., 1580)

Thomas Weelkes (1576-1623)
Anthem for the Kings of England O Lord, grant the King a long life in 7 voices (manus., n.d.)

George Frideric Handel
Anthems for the coronation of George II, for choir, 3 trumpets, timpani, 2 oboes, bassoon, strings and continuo (1727)
      Zadok the Priest HWV 258
      Let Thy Hand be strengthened HWV 259
      The King Shall Rejoice HWV 260
      My Heart is Inditing HWV 261

William Boyce (1711-1779)
Three anthems for the coronation of George III,  for choir, 3 trumpets, timpani, 2 oboes, bassoon, strings and continuo (1761)
      The King shall rejoice
      Come, Holy Ghost
      Praise the Lord, o Jerusalem

DISTRIBUTION

Choir and orchestra
Andrew McAnerney and Mathieu Lussier, direction