Apr 12

Zadok the priest (1 Kings 1:38-39) – George F. Handel

 

13. King Solomon

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1 Kings 1:38-39 (partial verses used in the music)

38 So Zadok the priest, and Nathan the prophet, and Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, and the Cherethites, and the Pelethites, went down, and caused Solomon to ride upon king David’s mule, and brought him to Gihon.

39 And Zadok the priest took an horn of oil out of the tabernacle, and anointed Solomon. And they blew the trumpet; and all the people said, God save king Solomon.

 Zadok the priest from Coronation Anthems (1727) by George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)


Performed by BBC Symphony Orchestra and Symphony Chorus, conducted by Sir Andrew Davis

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Coronation Anthem No. 1: Zadok the Priest (SSAATTBB Chorus and Piano). Arranged by W Herrmann. Published by G. Schirmer

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