Andrew Lloyd Webber Tremendous Chill About King Charles’ Coronation Music
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 in regards to the Royal task he agreed to a couple of month in the past … specifically, composing THE musical piece that’ll be enjoying whereas KC will get topped in Could.
It is fairly the duty, and but … ALW sounds tremendous chill about it. His interview right here makes it appear to be the gig is simply one other day within the workplace. He says, “I’ve written numerous choral music. [M]y father was a really distinguished church organist and choirmaster and the choral custom is just not one thing that’s new to me in a approach, as a result of it’s been there all my life.” In different phrases, he is been there … achieved that. Now, he is simply doing it for the King.
As WaPo notes, Lloyd Webber’s really considerably accustomed to Charles — having met and visited with him on a handful of events previously. He tells this humorous anecdote, kinda poking enjoyable on the King’s vanilla demeanor/pursuits … and what HRH is obsessed with.
ALW says, “The beauty of Charles is that he has an ideal love of actually numerous causes which are a bit bit retro. He cares very deeply about all kinds of fairly fascinating issues.”
The man provides this … “I imply, like, three or 4 years earlier than lockdown, I obtained a name from him saying may I come round to fulfill him at Lancaster Home fairly urgently, as a result of he’d had an concept. What it was that he was apprehensive about was the truth that there wasn’t sufficient entry for younger folks to go and learn to play the church organ.”
As for the precise music itself that he is placing collectively … the deets are out. It is a three-minute tune set to the melody of Psalm 98, which can embrace the lyrics/chorus that reads, “O sing to the Lord a brand new track.” 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 scuffling with pop acts, however he is obtained the classics locked down.
Cannot wait to see what Andy’s obtained cooking for the King!