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Coronation Music for Charles II - Psallentes (choir, chorus); Oltremontano; Wim Becu (conductor)
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  1. The song called trumpets a 6
  2. L'Harmonie Universelle, music and science treatise: L'Entrée, A Cheval, Cavalcade & Double Cavalcade, la Retraite
  3. Five-Part Things for the Cornetts, suites (2) for 2 cornetti & 3 sackbuts
  4. Entrata e Imperiale per sonare in Concerto, for 2 brass choirs & percussion
  5. O Lord, Grant the King a Long Life, anthem for soloists, chorus & orchestra
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  1. The song called trumpets a 6
  2. L'Harmonie Universelle, music and science treatise: L'Entrée, A Cheval, Cavalcade & Double Cavalcade, la Retraite
  3. Five-Part Things for the Cornetts, suites (2) for 2 cornetti & 3 sackbuts
  4. Entrata e Imperiale per sonare in Concerto, for 2 brass choirs & percussion
  5. O Lord, Grant the King a Long Life, anthem for soloists, chorus & orchestra
  6. In Nomine a 5, for instrumental consort No. 1
  7. The King Shall Rejoice, for soloists, chorus, 2 violins, viola, organ & continuo
  8. Miserere a 4, for instrumental consort
  9. Te Deum, for solists, chorus & organ
  10. The King, Bells of Westminster Abbey
  11. Pavan for 5 instruments
  12. Gagliarda
  13. Pavan for 5 instruments
  14. Galiarda & Coranto à 5
  15. Fantazia No. 2 à 6
  16. Pavan
  17. Almand à 6
  18. Browning a 5, for instrumental consort ("The Leaves Bee Greene")
  19. Courtly Masquing Ayres (18) in 5 Parts: Nr. 19 à 5
  20. Courtly Masquing Ayres (18) in 5 Parts: Nr. 20 à 5
  21. Courtly Masquing Ayres (18) in 5 Parts: Nr. 21 à 5
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Period ensembles have had great success re-creating the music of past eras, but some have even reconstructed the musical programs of specific historic events, based on documentation of the time. This album by the choral group Psallentes, the instrumental consort Oltremontano, and its director Wim Becu is a presentation of music for the coronation of Charles II in Westminster Abbey on April 23, 1661. After the drab years of Oliver Cromwell's rule, the restoration of the Stuart monarchy called for a glorious state celebration ...

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