Music in Maple Class – Coronation Music

This week as part of our Jubilee Celebrations we have focused on a piece called Zadok the Priest.  Zadok the Priest is a British anthem that was composed by George Frideric Handel for the coronation of King George II in 1727.  Since it was composed it has been used as the coronation of every British Monarch including Queen Elizabeth II.

We then composed our own music using the elements we heard within this anthem especially focusing on the tempo, dynamics and making sure we could record our ostinato.

We loved creating our own pieces and performing them to the class