Are You Planning Anything for the Coronation?

February 26, 2023 - By 
Official Logo for the Coronation of King Charles

It may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but there’s no denying any big royal event here in the UK is a great excuse to do some singing, preferably loudly and in public.  Many choirs are making plans of one sort or another to mark the day by taking part in street parties, singing festivals and concerts.  Even the BBC has got in on the act with an ‘X-Factor’ style hunt to find a choir to sing at a royal concert at Windsor castle on 7 May.

We discovered last week that an official playlist has been issued by the palace to be used on the day and were very happy to discover that five of the songs on the list are already in our music library (the speed of the copyright clearance process means that we probably wouldn’t be able to add any more now in time for the big day).

Here are the songs in question:

One Day Like This, Elbow (arrangements by Ben See, Craig McLeish and Abi Moore
Running Up That Hill – Kate Bush (arrangement by Gitika Partington)
Space Man – Sam Ryder (arrangement by Wendy Sergeant)
Shine – Take That (arrangement by Richard Salt)
Waterloo Sunset – The Kinks (arrangement by Abi Moore)

All of these are definite ‘bangers’ and would complete any great concert repertoire.  Preview any of the arrangements by clicking on the title, or the name of the arranger above to.

If you feel like singing something a bit different to mark the event however, we have something from Anna Tabbush which might just fit the bill. In a similar vein to Anna’s song Harbour, it’s an original piece which Anna was inspired to write and offers a heart-felt and slightly alternative tribute to King Charles set to Anna’s beautiful harmonies.

Anna has written the song for every type of choir so you can choose whichever voicing you need from the preview below:

May This King – Anna Tabbush

Whichever way you decide to celebrate the day, we hope you spend it in the best way, enjoying the time with friends and family.


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