Andrew Lloyd Webber Composes a Coronation Anthem

Andrew Lloyd Webber has written one of a dozen new pieces of music commissioned by King Charles for his coronation, which will be held on 6 May. Lloyd Webber said he was “incredibly honoured” to have been asked to score the anthem, which he hopes “reflects this joyous occasion.” Lloyd Webber also said:

“My anthem includes words slightly adapted from Psalm 98. I have scored it for the Westminster Abbey choir and organ, the ceremonial brass and orchestra.”

The piece is among twelve other pieces of music on the coronation programme, which is reported to demonstrate the diversity of musical talent and styles across England and the Commonwealth. It includes six orchestral commissions, five choral commissions and one organ commission.