Change Your Tune

Zadok the Priest with Huw Edwards

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Episode notes

Handel’s Zadok the Priest is one of the most recognisable pieces of choral music ever written – and it’s at the heart of King Charles III's Coronation ceremony. But what makes it so spine-tingling, where does the piece come from and who is Zadok anyway? In our first episode, The Bach Choir’s Musical Director, David Hill, answers these questions with help from the BBC's Coronation front man, Huw Edwards. Along the way, the two discuss how music adds to historic occasions and Huw (a keen organist) discusses his own musical life.

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