Music & Monarchy: Reinventions
The fourth and final episode of David Starkey’s exploration of music’s royal role
David Starkey reaches the 19th and 20th centuries in his exploration of how the British monarchy shaped the direction of the nation’s music.
The period ushered in a resurgence of pride in British music and the monarchy rediscovered the power of pageantry and ceremony. Starkey looks at the origins of Elgar’s Land of Hope and Glory and Parry’s I was Glad among other pieces.
The episode will feature a performance of music by Prince Albert, given by David Owen Norris in Buckingham Palace, as well as specially recorded performances by St Paul’s Cathedral Choir and the choir of Westminster Abbey.