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In 1727, having just become a naturalised British subject, Handel was commissioned to write a set of anthems for the coronation of George II.
Since he could hardly have expected ever to see a more majestic occasion, the composer took full advantage of it to put on a musical firework display of unprecedented splendour.
The RIAS Kammerchor and the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin give thrilling accounts of these flamboyant works - some of which are still used today at each new coronation.
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