Sep 18, 2022 22:31 | Updated: Sep 18 2022 23:05
Below is the full program of all the music featured at her funeral at Westminster Abbey on Monday 19th September 2022 as the nation bids its final farewell to Her Majesty the Queen.
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s service will be led by the Dean of Westminster and will be sung by the Westminster Abbey Choir and Her Majesty’s Chapel Royal Choir.
Westminster Abbey organist and choir master James O’Donnell conducts the choir, while Westminster Abbey sub-organist Peter Holder and assistant organist Matthew Joris play the organ during the service. To do.
The service features three hymns, two national anthems and two new works composed for the ceremony by Scottish composer Sir James Macmillan and Kings Music maestro Judith Weir.
Other notable musicians include State Trumpeters of the Household Cavalry led by Trumpet Major Julian Sandford, Fanfare Team of Household Division Bands led by Lieutenant Colonel David Ballinger, Commander of Household Division Bands, Queen’s Piper, Warrant It is included. Officer Class 1 (Pipe Major), Paul Burns performing the service.
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What music plays from the organ at Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral?
Westminster Abbey Assistant Organist Matthew Joris will perform the following music before the ceremony begins.
- Fantasia in four parts – Orlando Gibbons (1583–1625) organist at Westminster Abbey 1623–25
- Romanza (Symphony No.5 in D) — Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872–1958) Arr. Robert Quinney (1976-)
- Reliqui domum meum – Peter Maxwell Davies (1934–2016)
- Meditation on “Brother James’ Air” – Harold Dark (1888–1976)
- Prelude Op.157 No.3 on ‘Ecce jam noctis’ – Healy Whelan (1880–1968)
- Psalm Prelude Set 1 No.2 – Herbert Howells (1892–1983)
- In the Country Op.194 No.2 – Charles Villiers Stanford (1852–1924)
- The Fantasy of “O Paradise” – Malcolm Williamson (1931–2003)
- Elegy Op.58 – Edward Elgar (1857–1934) Arr. Matthew Joris (b 1992)
Peter Holder, assistant organist at Westminster Abbey, plays the next work by Edward Elgar before the procession of religious representatives travels to their respective locations in the Narb and Sacrarium for the funeral.
- Andante espressivo (Sonata in G major, Op.28)
- Sospiri Op.70
At the end of the service, Holder plays Johann Sebastian Bach’s Fantasia in C Minor, BWV 562, as the coffin and procession leave the monastery.
What hymn is sung at Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral?
The congregation is invited to sing three hymns at various times during the funeral. These hymns are:
- Lord, the days you gave are over
- the lord is my shepherd
- Love Divine, All Loves Excelling.
The first hymn, “The Day You Gave The Lord Is Over”, is sung by the very Reverend Dr. David Hoyle, Dean of Westminster, after the bidding.This hymn was written in 1897 It was performed specifically as part of the Diamond Jubilee celebrations of Queen Victoria, the great-grandmother of Queen Elizabeth II.
The second hymn, “The Lord’s my Shepherd,” is one of Her Majesty’s favorite songs and is included in the 2016 list of Top 10 Songs of the Late Queen. By the right honor of Elizabeth Truss, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
“Love Divine, All Loves Excelling” is sung after the Lord’s Prayer. This hymn was written by Charles Wesley, a prolific hymn writer who has written over 6,500 of his hymns, including Hark! Herald Angels Thing.
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What chorus is played at Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral?
Two new pieces of music were composed especially for the ceremony by prominent living British composers.
The first is “Like as the Hart,” an unaccompanied musical setting of Psalm 42 from the Bible Psalms by English composer and master of music for kings, Judith Weir CBE.
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The second specially composed work is the Anthem of the Service, the setting of the New Testament text. letter to the romans Written by Scottish composer Sir James MacMillan.
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The choir will also perform the national anthem “My Soul, There Is a Country” by Hubert Parry. farewell songParry was a favorite of Charles III and in 2021 the then-Prince of Wales will release a film about the life of Parry. Prince and composer.
Following the prayer, Psalm 34 “O Taste and see how gracious the Lord is” by Ralph Vaughan Williams will be composed and sung for the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II.
What instrumental music is played at Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral?
The last post is sounded by state trumpeters of the Household Cavalry from the steps of Lady Chapel, led by Trumpet Major Julian Sandford.
A two-minute silence, heard across England, follows, ending with the sound of The Reville by state trumpeters.
Following this, the congregation sings the national anthem “God Save The King”. Sovereigns of the Royal Scottish Regiment His Piper Paul Burns, Warrant Officer Class 1 (Pipe Major), performs the traditional lament “Sleep, dearie, sleep”.