3 May 2023

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This week it's all about: The Coronation

The music at break and lunch this week will be music composed for this and previous Coronations. This Coronation will contain the most new music of any in history (clearly apart from the first one of William the Conqueror).

An announcement from Buckingham Palace back in February revealed: ‘Twelve newly commissioned pieces of music will be performed at The Coronation of Their Majesties The King and The Queen Consort at Westminster Abbey on Saturday, 6 May 2023, showcasing musical talent from across the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth. A range of musical styles and performers blend tradition, heritage and ceremony with new musical voices of today, reflecting The King’s life-long love and support of music and the arts.’ 

The monarch himself has played a key role in the selection, with the Palace adding that ‘His Majesty The King has personally commissioned the new music and shaped and selected the musical programme for the Service.’

MABAL is music played through the school's speaker system during break and lunch.  Chosen by Mr Taylor, Lead Teacher for Music, this is designed to offer exposure to the curriculum in different ways, and support pupils' appreciation of music.

The focus is on one theme each week across a genre, a country or from history.  The theme could also link to the season or an event in school, such as the production.  Any further suggestions are welcomed - pupils should see Mr Taylor or email a.taylor@priory.lancs.sch.uk 

Tags: Music