Music for coronations & royal ceremonial
Grand music for coronations, for ceremonial occasions, for matters of state and for formal dancing is brought together in this special album. 400 years of quintessentially British music, from Matthew Locke to Eric Coates, centred around the peerless style of Sir Edward Elgar, whose ’Pomp and Circumstance’ marches are familiar to us all.
"...judd does well by the Elgar. The strings are not big but elegant and smooth. The brass and percussion have nice bite, and the bass a rich rumble, with organ pedals especially effective in the Empire and Coronation marches. The superb balances by both Judd and the engineers allow the many rhythmic and coloristic details to support the orchestra’s crisp style... In Walton’s Te Deum Robinson’s Choir is exceptional, especially the strong, pitch-perfect boys. Rich harmonic movement and vital flow generate excitement..."
Gil French - American Record Guide - July/August 2012