The Christening and Coronation (from Henry VIII)

This production of Henry VIII for Chichester Festival Theatre saw Keith Michell reprising his famous BBC TV portrayal of the portly Henry, with a cast which also included Dorothy Tutin as Queen Katherine, Tony Britton as Cardinal Wolsey, Fiona Fullerton as Anne Bullen and a young Ruthie Henshall as a Lady in Waiting. 

"The high ceremonial of Anne's coronation and the christening of the princess Elizabeth are made by Nigel Hess's music, Gloria and Jubilate." (Andrew St George, Financial Times) 

" elaborate score by Nigel Hess that takes full advantage of the Chichester Cathedral Choir...." (Irving Wardle, Independent on Sunday)


Description: treble voice, SATB chorus and orchestra

Duration (mins): 6

Genre: Choral - Chorus with Orchestra/Large Ensemble, Orchestral - Chorus with Orchestra/Large Ensemble

Instrumentation: - 4.tpt in D.2.2.btrbn.1 - timp - perc(3): t.bells/susp.cym/tgl/mark tree/glsp - harp - keyboard - strings

Commission Details: From incidental music written for the Chichester Festival Theatre production of William Shakespeare's 'Henry VIII'

First Performance: 1991, Chichester Festival Theatre, Chichester, UK: Chichester Festival Theatre/dir. Ian Judge

Nigel Hess - Myra Music © 2021