Andrew Lloyd Webber Pens King’s Coronation Anthem

The Associated Press reports:

Andrew Lloyd Webber, the English composer who created the scores for blockbuster musicals such as “Cats,” “The Phantom of the Opera’’ and “Evita,” has written the anthem for King Charles III’s coronation, adapting a piece of church music that encourages singers to make a “joyful noise.”

The work by Webber is one of a dozen new pieces Charles commissioned for the grand occasion taking place May 6 at Westminster Abbey. It includes words adapted from Psalm 98 and is scored specifically for the abbey’s choir and organ. “I hope my anthem reflects this joyful occasion,” Webber said in a statement distributed by Buckingham Palace.

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