You’d assume Andrew Lloyd Webber could be feeling the stress of getting to craft King Charles‘ coronation music — however the dude is fairly relaxed … hilariously so, in truth.
The Broadway legend — accountable for the numbers heard in “Cats,” “The Phantom of the Opera” and others — dished to WaPo concerning the Royal project he agreed to a couple of month in the past … particularly, composing THE musical piece that’ll be enjoying whereas KC will get topped in May.
It’s fairly the duty, and but … ALW sounds tremendous chill about it. His interview right here makes it look like the gig is simply one other day within the workplace. He says, “I have written quite a lot of choral music. [M]y father was a very distinguished church organist and choirmaster and the choral tradition is not something that is new to me in a way, because it’s been there all my life.” In different phrases, he is been there … executed that. Now, he is simply doing it for the King.
As WaPo notes, Lloyd Webber’s truly considerably conversant in Charles — having met and visited with him on a handful of events up to now. He tells this humorous anecdote, kinda poking enjoyable on the King’s vanilla demeanor/pursuits … and what HRH is enthusiastic about.
ALW says, “The great thing about Charles is that he has a great love of really quite a lot of causes that are a little bit unfashionable. He cares very deeply about all sorts of quite interesting things.”
The man provides this … “I mean, like, three or four years before lockdown, I got a call from him saying could I come around to meet him at Lancaster House quite urgently, because he’d had an idea. What it was that he was worried about was the fact that there wasn’t enough access for young people to go and learn how to play the church organ.”
As for the precise music itself that he is placing collectively … the deets are out. It’s a three-minute tune set to the melody of Psalm 98, which can embody the lyrics/chorus that reads, “O sing to the Lord a new song.” Lloyd Webber’s anticipated to place his personal spin on it, although.
ALW’s heading to London quickly to check the audio at Westminster Abbey, the place the ceremony will go down. Charles could also be struggling with pop acts, however he is bought the classics locked down.
Can’t wait to see what Andy’s bought cooking for the King!
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